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Places to park your campervan around Christchurch


No visit to New Zealand is complete with stopping by Christchurch. A campervan is the perfect tool to explore Christchurch city and surrounds. Hire a campervan by browsing DriveNow’s specials, and park your campervan at some of these fantastic holiday parks.
Amber Kiwi Holiday Park
This small inner city holiday park is just 4km from Cathedral Square. It sits on landscaped grounds, making it a peaceful setting for a holiday with the family. With a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere, it’s also close to all the attractions Christchurch’s CBD has to offer.
Waikuku Beach Holiday Park (pictured)
Waikuku Beach Holiday Park sits only 100 metres […]

Seven great eateries in Christchurch


Christchurch is the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. It’s home to beautiful gardens, historic buildings, incredible scenery – and also diverse cafes and restaurants.
Grab one of DriveNow’s great Christchurch car rental deals, and explore these seven great eateries.
Christchurch Tramway Restaurant
Jump on board a luxurious colonial-style dining tram and dine in style. The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant boasts the finest cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to offer. You’ll enjoy a superb meal in comfort, while admiring the city’s historic buildings and scenic surroundings.
Pedro’s House of Lamb
Lamb lovers’ mouths start to water the second they step foot in […]

Explore one of the world’s top adventures with a New Zealand car hire

There is a common misconception that New Zealand, while being one of the world’s most beautiful and scenic countries, doesn’t actually offer a lot to do in terms of activities. The country boasts 33 of the world’s top 1,000 adventures, is home to the bungy jump, cable controlled base jumps and so much more, so grab a rental car and get your adrenaline boost today! Who says New Zealand is boring!

Three markets to explore with a Christchurch car hire

If you’re in Christchurch take the time to check out these gorgeous markets.

Three great escapes outside of Christchurch

Head to one of these great escapes next time you're in Christchurch.

Christchurch is the gateway city to many great surrounding towns and attractions. Next time you’re there, book a rental car and head to one of these destinations.

Things to do at Christchurch Airport

Before you leave Christchurch, take some time to discover the city's airport.

After enjoying the Garden City with a Christchurch car hire, take the time to explore the city’s fantastic airport. There’s plenty to see and do and some great opportunities of picking up those last minute souvenirs so unique to New Zealand

Explore one of the world’s friendliest cities with a New Zealand car hire

Queenstown is not only a beautiful city - it's also one of the friendliest in the world, according to a Conde Nast Traveler survey.

Queenstown host of the 2013 NZ Winter GamesYou won’t go wrong touring New Zealand in a rental car – three of the country’s largest cities are rated as some of the friendliest in the world. Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown claimed spots on the top 20 list compiled in Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Survey

Visit Mt Hutt with your Christchurch car hire

Pick up your Christchurch car hire, get your skis on and head to Mt Hutt!

Pick up a Christchurch car hire for your ski trip to local Mt Hutt, which has seen fantastic levels of snowfall this season already.

Taking the scenic route over the straight one

Taking the scenic route over the straight one with your New Zealand car hire will show you so much more of what the country has to offer.

New Zealand is full of great scenic routes you can take instead of the faster motorways or highways. There’s something special about road trips.
You don’t just get in a car and drive anywhere, it’s not just about getting from A to B. It’s about going somewhere, embarking on an adventure and enjoying the journey while you’re at it.

Places to stay in the South Island

Need a hotel for your South Island road trip? Check out these options.

There are plenty of accommodation options in New Zealand’s South Island for your road trip adventure. Taking New Zealand campervan rental or car hire around the country is an all-time favourite of visitors from around the world, yet while DriveNow can look after your hire needs to get you from A to B, you’ll need to look at booking your accommodation or Caravan Park in advance as well.

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