Ed Sheeran Concert Mar-Apr 2018
Ed Sheeran is touring the country for six shows as part of his Divide World Tour, playing in Auckland from March 24th to 26th, and Dunedin from March 29th to April 1st. If you've got a ticket to one of these six sold out shows, the next thing to think about is accomodation! If you're coming from out of town (or even if you're not!) why not take the opportunity to stay out a few more days and cruise around the country? Book a motorhome with Mighway and secure accomodation you can take on the road!
Thumbs up to Mighway for their good service and fast response over the web chat while we were in our home country to arrange the motorhome rental. Cheers !!
Invercargill - Queenstown - Oamaru
From Dunedin, you can easily tour around Southland and Otago. While you're in Dunedin, head onto the Otago peninsula to see some wildlife, or check out the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum to learn about local settlement. For some famous landmarks, check out Cadbury World or the historic Dunedin Railway Station.
Head south and take a hike in Catlins Forest Park, and drive further on to Invercargill and Bluff for some famous oysters. From Bluff you can take a ferry to Stewart Island, where you can see some local wildlife, as well as plenty of outdoor activities like tramping, fishing and kayaking.
From Invercargill you can head to Fiordland National Park for some beautiful hikes, Milford Sound for a scenic ferry ride, or Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world! There's plenty here for the adrenaline junkie, including the world's first commercial bungy. For something less extreme, you can tour the nearby Cardrona Distillery, or take a walk around scenic Arrowtown.
Head east to Oamaru, and if you go through Alexandra you can check out the Otago Rail Trail by walking, cycling, or horseriding. Once in Oamaru, rent a e-bike and cruise around the town with ease, checking out all the local sites. You might also enjoy seeing the Blue Penguin colony here. A short drive south will take you the famous Moeraki Boulders, and from here it's an easy drive back to Dunedin.
Christchurch - Dunedin
If you're thinking about driving in from out of town, skip the expensive and booked out hotels and take a campervan.
Pickup in Christchurch, and while you're there check out the post-earthquake container malls and cardboard cathedral. You can also try some classic activities, like visiting the stunning botanic gardens, punting down the Avon River and riding the historic tram. You can even pop over to Akaroa for an easy day trip.
From Christchurch, cruise down the coast to Oamaru. Stop in Ashburton to see the amazing aviation museum for some local history, or Timaru for delicious cuisine and the Maori Rock Art Museum.
Once in Oamaru, cruise around and check out the town and greater Waitaki region with an e-bike rented from The Town Bike. The Blue Penguin Colony is a must-see while you're here.
Heading south from Oamaru, you'll want to stop and see the awesome natural wonder that is the Moeraki Boulders, and a little further on you can check out the Katiki Point Lighthouse where you'll also find seal and penguin colonies to watch.
As you cruise along the coast, you'll have a great view, including some fantastic white sand beaches. You'll also pass the Orokonui Eco-Sanctuary, where you can walk around and see native birds and reptiles.
Once in Dunedin, there's lots to see. From historic buildings, to city sights, and coastal wildlife on the Otago Peninsula, you'll have plenty to entertain you before and after the concert.