New Zealand is not a large country. If you only have a short amount of time to spend in this great nation, it’s important that you make the most of it. Motorhome hire from Auckland to Christchurch is an excellent way to see what it has to offer. The path between these two places is filled with world famous destinations, including Rotorua, Tongariro, Wellington, and the Abel Tasman. Start your journey with a campervan rental in Auckland and hit the road! Here is a quick list of the key places to visit between these two cities.
Now that you have your campervan rental from Auckland, your first stop on this journey is Rotorua. Rotorua is a city located on the shores of Lake Rotorua which is filled with fun activities and beautiful natural scenery. From geysers to springs to lakes, Rotorua is a wonderful place for nature lovers. Meanwhile its urban areas are rife with inspiring architecture and history museums.
The Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand, and is pivotal to Maori heritage and identity. Once you’re in your campervan rental from Auckland, Tongariro is only a four hour drive. Here you can get a firsthand look at Moari culture and see a number of sacred religious sites. It also holds many locations where The Lord of the Rings was shot. Other activities include skiing, hiking, hunting and horse riding.
Right near the lowest point of the North Island is Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and its economic, technological and industrial center. Wellington is home to some of the oldest architecture in the country, one notable example being the Edwardian style Public Trust Building in Lambton Quay. Renowned for its culture, history and vibrancy, the city of Wellington will not let you down.
Last on this list of must-see destinations between Auckland and Christchurch, is the Abel Tasman National Park. This national park was founded in 1942, and has been the gem of New Zealand’s bird watchers ever since. Here, the land, air and sea is yours to explore, with activities ranging from Skydiving to scuba diving to mountain biking. There’s enough here to occupy you for the entirety of your trip, but even if you have to keep moving, it’s definitely worth a visit.
New Zealand is one of the best places to travel to, though you can truly experience it in one spot. A road trip between Auckland and Christchurch, however, will give you a more complete understanding of New Zealand’s beauty.