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Operating in Christchurch, our campervan and motorhome hire service is dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist, ensuring a smooth travel experience. Explore the iconic Canterbury region, immerse yourself in its unique natural beauty, enjoying peace of mind with our reliable, round-the-clock customer support.

Campervan & Motorhome Hire in Christchurch

Your Ultimate Road Trip Adventure Guide for Christchurch and Surrounding Areas

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Welcome to the stunningly picturesque city of Christchurch, New Zealand's Garden City. Nestled on the east coast of the South Island, this vibrant city is known for its English heritage and colonial architecture. Be sure to take your campervan for a drive around the serene Avon River, or to the must-see Botanic Gardens located at the heart of the city's vast green belt.

Christchurch serves as the perfect gateway to the natural wonders of the Banks Peninsula and the Southern Alps. Only an hour's drive in your motorhome from the city is Akaroa, a historic French and British settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. You can also explore the breathtaking Arthur's Pass National Park, a two-hour journey from Christchurch offering majestic peaks, deep valleys, rivers and alpine vegetation.

To enjoy the splendid rugged landscapes and untouched wilderness of the Westland Tai Poutini National Park, plan a trip along the west coast. This two-day motorhome journey will take you alongside the powerful Tasman Sea coast, through lush rainforest and right up to the icy glaciers. Destination highlights include nature trails, wildlife encounters and the famous Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Experiencing New Zealand's spectacular scenery from the comfort and convenience of a campervan is definitely an adventure like no other.

Campervan Hire in Christchurch

Your Questions Answered

1. What is the cost of hiring a campervan in Christchurch?

Prices for campervan hire in Christchurch can vary greatly based on the model, the rental duration and the season. It's always advised to check our website for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing.

2. What campervan model is most popular in Christchurch?

The most hired campervan model in Christchurch is the 4-berth model, which is popular due to its size, fuel economy and suitability for New Zealand's diverse terrain, encompassing both metropolitan areas and backcountry routes.

3. Where are the most popular locations to hire a campervan in Christchurch?

The city centre is one of the most popular places to hire a campervan, with several rental locations conveniently located near hotels, restaurants, attractions, and transport links.

4. Is there a 24-hour pick-up and drop-off service available?

Yes, we understand travel schedules can be unpredictable, so we offer 24-hour pick-up and drop-off services for our campervans.

5. Is there a minimum rental period?

There is usually a minimum hire period which could vary from 7 to 14 days, depending on the season and model of the campervan.

6. What is the minimum age required to hire a campervan in Christchurch?

The minimum age to hire a campervan in Christchurch is typically 21 years.

7. What documents are needed to hire and drive a campervan in Christchurch?

You'll need a valid driver's license, proof of ID (like a passport), and a credit or debit card for the hire and deposit fees.

8. What is the best time of the year to visit Christchurch by campervan?

The best time to visit Christchurch by campervan is during the summer months (December to February), when the weather is warm and most attractions are opened.

9. What are the main airports in Christchurch?

The main airport in Christchurch is Christchurch International Airport.

10. Can I pick up the campervan in Christchurch and drop it off in another city?

Yes, we do offer one-way rentals, where you can pick up your campervan in Christchurch and drop it off at another location. Please consult our customer service team for details about possible drop-off locations and fees.

Motorhome Hire Reviews


Christchurch – 15-11-2023. Fantastically vintage! I hired a campervan for a weekend getaway with some high school friends. It surely made us feel as if we were reliving the good old days with its retro vibe. The price was a beautiful reflection of the quality and comfort we received. Took us a moment to get used to the driving, but no major issues whatsoever. Highly recommended for those of you yearning for a dash of nostalgia on your adventures!


Christchurch – 02-10-2023. Spot on gear! The campervan I hired was kitted out better than my flat! Central heating, a compact kitchen and even a comfy bed. Roomy, clean and high-tech. It was worth every penny. Love the flexibility it brings, planning for another hire soon!


Christchurch – 28-09-2023. Reliable and homely. My husband and I hired a motorhome for our silver anniversary road trip. Clean and packed with essentials. It felt like a genuine tiny home on wheels. Pricing was sensible for what we got. We can't wait to hire again for future holidays!


Christchurch – 16-09-2023. Cosy and clean. Hired a campervan for a fishing trip with the lads. Comfortable and had loads of storage for our gear. Runs smoothly too. Overall, a great find and a decent price.


Christchurch – 01-08-2023. Worth a hire! Spacious, modern, and efficient motorhome that is ideally suited for a family vacation. The kids loved the bunk beds, and the kitchenette made meal times stress-free. Great value for money, it's a real bargain!


Christchurch – 18-06-2023. Absolute comfort. Hired a motorhome for a month-long journey across the country. Amenities were top-notch. The hiring process was smooth with kind and knowledgeable staff. It might seem pricey to some but, trust me, it's worth every penny!

Road Connections from Christchurch

Essential routes for your campervan or motorhome journey

  1. Christchurch - Queenstown: A 483 km, roughly six-hour drive via State Highway 1 and 8. The roads are generally in good condition, passing through scenic areas like Lake Pukaki.
  2. Christchurch - Nelson: This is about a 415 km drive which takes around 5.5 hours on State Highway 1 and 6. Most of the route offers beautiful coastal views.
  3. Christchurch - Mount Cook: Approximately 330 km and a 4-hour driving time via State Highway 1 and 80. The road to Mount Cook Village is famous for its wonderful mountain views.
  4. Christchurch - Dunedin: It's a 360 km trip via State Highway 1 which is around 4.5 hours drive. This route offers a mix of coastal and green pastoral landscapes.
  5. Christchurch - Picton: A roughly 340 km drive lasting around 4.5 hours through State Highway 1. This route is famous for its vineyards in the Blenheim area.
  6. Christchurch - Timaru: This travel is around a 2.5 hours drive, covering 160 km via State Highway 1. The road mainly passes through flat Canterbury Plains.
  7. Christchurch - Rangiora: The shortest route on the list, a mere 30-minute drive covering only 29km through Northern Motorway/State Highway 74, ideal for a quick day trip.

Driving in Christchurch

Campervan Travel Enquiries

1. Can I drive in Christchurch with my foreign driving license?

If your foreign license is in English or accompanied with an official translation, you are able to drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months. After that, you need to convert it into a New Zealand license.

2. Which side of the road should I be driving in Christchurch?

In Christchurch and all across New Zealand, you should always drive on the left-hand side of the road.

3. What is the maximum speed limit in Christchurch city centre?

The maximum speed limit in most urban areas including Christchurch city centre is 50km/h, unless otherwise stated.

4. Are there speed and red light cameras in Christchurch?

Yes, throughout Christchurch there are a number of both speed and red light cameras installed to ensure safety and compliance with speed limits.

5. How can I recognise parking zones in Christchurch?

Parking zones are typically marked with signs and you may also find blue painted boxes on the street indicating a pay and display parking zone.

6. Can I park my campervan anywhere in Christchurch?

No, campervans are only permitted to park in designated camping areas, not anywhere on city streets or in local parks.

7. What do I need to know about toll roads when driving a campervan in New Zealand?

Not many toll roads exist in New Zealand, but payment can typically be made online or at selected service stations within 5 days of travel. Details are available on the NZ Transport Agency website.

8. Are there any specific road rules for campervans in Christchurch?

All general road rules apply. In addition, campervans must not exceed the speed of 90km/h and must be parked in designated areas.

9. How busy is traffic within Christchurch?

As with any city, it can get busy during peak hours which are typically between 7-9am and 3-5pm on weekdays.

10. Can I drive outside of Christchurch with my campervan?

You are free to drive throughout New Zealand once you've hired your campervan. Remember, driving distances and times may be longer than you're used to.

11. Are rural and urban driving rules the same in Christchurch?

The main rules apply both in rural and urban areas, although the speed limit changes to 100km/h on rural roads.

12. Should I be aware of any specific safety rules while driving a campervan in Christchurch?

Remember to always fasten your seatbelt, observe speed limits, not use your mobile phone while driving, and avoid driving when tired.

13. Is the highway network around Christchurch and New Zealand well-maintained?

Yes, Highways and roads in and around Christchurch, and generally throughout New Zealand, are well-maintained.

14. What should I do in case of a breakdown with my campervan?

Contact your campervan provider immediately. Most providers will offer 24/7 customer support to assist you in such situations.

15. Do all roads in Christchurch have a footpath?

Most major roads in Christchurch have footpaths. However, in some rural and residential areas, footpaths may not be present.

Explore Christchurch

Must-see natural attractions

  1. Akaroa Harbour: Picturesque harbour with opportunities for dolphin watching and scenic drives.
  2. Arthur's Pass National Park: Stunning mountainous passes with hiking trails, perfect for adventurous campervan explorers.
  3. Hamner Springs Thermal Pools & Spa: Relaxing hot pools, a perfect stop in any motorhome journey.
  4. Waipara Valley: Known for its vineyards and wineries; a wine lover's paradise.
  5. Sumner Beach: A favourite spot for surfing, picnics and beachfront motorhome parking.
  6. Punting on Avon River: Enjoy a leisurely ride on the tranquil Avon River- must visit for all tourists.
  7. Hanmer Forest Park: A paradise for hikers and nature enthusiasts offering wide-ranging flora and fauna.
  8. Orana Wildlife Park: Home to numerous endangered species with up-close feeding experiences. A worthwhile day trip.

Top Motorhome Routes

Discover New Zealand From Christchurch

  1. Christchurch to Queenstown: Journey through breathtaking landscapes on a 483-km long trip from Christchurch to Queenstown, exploring Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook along the way.
  2. Christchurch to Nelson: Travel across 415 km from Christchurch to Nelson, soaking in the scenic coastal views and enjoying the vineyards of the Marlborough region en route.
  3. Christchurch to Dunedin: A picturesque 362 km drive awaits from Christchurch to Dunedin, diving into the heart of South Island's stunning landscapes and wildlife.
  4. Christchurch to Picton: The coastal path running 340 km from Christchurch to Picton offers views of whale-watching in Kaikoura and renowned vineyards in Marlborough.
  5. Christchurch to Greymouth: Traverse the 241 km stunning Arthur's Pass from Christchurch to Greymouth, encompassing rugged mountain views.
  6. Christchurch to Hanmer Springs: Experience a scenic 134 km drive from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs, famous for its thermal pools and spa.
  7. Christchurch to Akaroa: A short 84 km drive from Christchurch leads to Akaroa, a historic French and British settlement offering diverse wildlife and marine activities.
  8. Christchurch to Ashburton: The 86 km trip from Christchurch to Ashburton exposes you to Canterbury's agricultural heartland, renowned for its fishing and venison.