Best Visitor Centers in New Zealand

Best Visitor Centers in New Zealand
Kimberly

Written by Kimberly

New Zealand is an amazing country to travel through and rent a campervan. There is a plethora of fun to be had, making difficult to organise a specific activity. Without a concrete plan, or at least a general idea of what to do, you can lose out on many fun activities you may enjoy. To assist you, New Zealand offers an array of visitor centres that will provide you with information on what you can partake in through various regions. Let’s look at some of the best visitor centres in the country that will help guide you in your New Zealand travels!

Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Perhaps the most popular place to see is Christchurch, located in the stunning region of Canterbury. From lush beaches to exquisite beaches, this South Island city is chock-full of activities. The information centre here offers itinerary planning to help map out your visit. In addition, they offer insight into the best travel routes around the entire region.

Abel Tasman Visitor Centre

Abel Tasman National Park is right on the Marahau waterfront, which is right where you will find the Abel Tasman Visitor Centre. They offer rental services for kayaks and cabins, as well as a water taxi service to traverse the Tasman Bay. A general store is located inside, plus, a cafe and beer garden are adjacent to the centre. Plenty of backpacking routes can be found throughout the park, and the visitor centre will help you find one that suits you.

Wellington i-SITE Information Centre

On the southernmost portion of the North Island of New Zealand is Wellington, the nation’s capital city. The harbour located here is truly something to behold, as well as the numerous top-notch restaurants and museums. A nice bonus of the visitor centre is the interactive displays inside, helping you visualise activities you may be interested in. Of course, tours and itinerary planning are also available.

Auckland i-Site Information Centres

Opposite of Wellington on the North Island is Auckland, another major city with two huge harbours located within. The city is a perfect blend of modern, urban space and a surplus of historic culture around the outskirts. There are three visitor centres here, located at the International Airport Terminal, Princes Wharf, and SkyCity. All three offer unique information about the different areas of Auckland they are in.

The Way to Travel

With many of the most visited cities in New Zealand within driving distance of each other, hire or rent a campervan! You can quickly move from place to place without having to worry about lodging or hotel accommodations.