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    Campervan hire in Christchurch

    With an estimated 396,000 inhabitants, the city of Christchurch in New Zealand is the third largest city by population. Located on the Southern Island, this wonderful city has seen much growth since its heyday as a farm settlement. Designed on a grid system, Christchurch spreads out from its central Cathedral Square over 551 sq. miles, with a further 234 sq. miles of urban territory.

    The city is relatively easy to navigate, with many monuments and famous landmarks to explore. To the north and west you’ll find an abundance of rolling green fields and flat plains, together with a river. Exploring closer, you’ll discover multiple bike trails and exceptional hiking trails to wander along. Heading south from Christchurch you’ll come across what New Zealand is famous for – striking mountains and deep blue bays.

    Auto Europe is perfectly positioned to provide you with the best possible motorhome hire in Christchurch. Simply contact one of our specialists to plan, organise and book your next trip on +49 89 4120 7298.

    Campsites in and around Christchurch

    If you’re considering a campervan hire in Christchurch it is important to plan ahead and even book early. This will no doubt ensure a stress-free journey. You will find several campsites within the Christchurch area, with four of them listed below. It is however worth noting that Christchurch has a Freedom Camping policy, which means that anyone with a certified self-contained vehicle can camp legally for a maximum of two nights in many public areas within the city.

    Christchurch Kiwi Holiday Park This 4-star holiday park is located east of Christchurch city centre and is ideal for those wishing to stay close to the city itself. The park itself boasts free Wi-Fi, free parking, a summer swimming pool, an undercover barbeque area, a children’s playground and many other communal facilities. Being only 2.4 miles (3.4 km) drive from the city centre, means that spending a day or two exploring the city is a viable option. It’s also worth noting that close to the park is also a plethora of tourist attractions and activities – from gondolas and beaches to the Ferrymead Heritage Park.
    South Brighton Motor Camp Located further east of Christchurch city centre and on the South New Brighton and Southshore strip of land is South Brighton Motor Camp. Being only 1148 feet (350 m) from the stunning beach, makes this campsite the perfect option for those looking to kite surf, swim, surf and undertake numerous other water sports. The Estuary also means that it is a very attractive option for those who gain pleasure out of bird watching, with an abundance of ducks, seagulls, herons and even black swans to be spotted. The park itself has what you’d normally expect from a park of this stature - from broadband internet to a children’s playground and a communal block with showers, laundry facilities and kitchens.
    Alpine View Holiday Park Spread over 6 acres and just 15 minutes’ drive west of Christchurch city, you’ll come across the friendly family-run Alpine View Holiday Park. Along with its lodgings and motel units, you’ll also find powered and non-powered sites. Within the campsite you’ll come across a well-maintained communal kitchen with a barbeque and laundry facility, together with a lounge, toilets and showers for your use. Along with the city of Christchurch and its many tourist attractions, locally you can also enjoy Wigram Airforce Museum, Antarctic Centre, and multiple bars and restaurants. If you’d like to do some shopping, then we would recommend visiting the Hornby Shopping Mall, which is only 5 minutes’ walk from the campsite.
    North South Holiday Park Set within tree-lined grounds, this 4-star holiday park is only 5 minutes’ drive from the airport – which makes it ideal for those flying in. With great facilities to hand, North South Holiday Park will no doubt keep you relaxed, entertained and happy during your stay. A children’s playground, outdoor swimming pool, DVD library and even a Giant Jenga will provide endless hours of joy. Being a family run business also means that you’ll receive great customer service and a personalised touch. With available powered sites, you can also benefit from a communal kitchen and laundry facilities, showers, toilets, a communal barbeque area and free Wi-Fi.

    Available Campervans in Christchurch

    The following motorhomes are examples of what is on offer in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you’re travelling as a couple then the 15 foot, Dream Sleeper campervan is the perfect option. It comes with kitchen and bedroom equipment, with the option to add extras. Slightly bigger and sleeping a maximum of three people is the Venturer Plus. With automatic transmission, this diesel campervan comes with the same equipment as the previously mentioned Dream Sleeper. Our Double Down motorhome can sleep up to four people but will provide you greater internal space being 17.7 feet. If travelling with six people, then we would highly recommend the 25 foot Hercules RV. With automatic transmission, a diesel engine and standard equipment included, the Hercules RV is perfect for sightseeing.

    Dream Sleeper Venturer Plus

    Dream Sleeper

    Sleeps: 2 pax
    Category: Sleepervan
    Length: 4.6 Metres
    Transmission: Automatic
    Power Source: Petrol

    Venturer Plus

    Sleeps: 3 pax
    Category: Campervan
    Length: 7.0 Metres
    Transmission: Automatic
    Power Source: Diesel
    Double Down Hercules RV

    Double Down

    Sleeps: 4 pax
    Category: Hi Top
    Length: 5.4 Metres
    Transmission: Automatic
    Power Source: Diesel

    Hercules RV

    Sleeps: 6 pax
    Category: Class C
    Length: 7.7 Metres
    Transmission: Automatic
    Power Source: Diesel

    More information about Christchurch

    Following Christchurch’s earthquakes, the city is still trying to revive itself and redevelop some of its destroyed buildings. Unfortunately, some areas have been classified as too unstable and will never be rebuilt. Due to its many gardens, tree-lined streets and parks, Christchurch is affectionately known as the “Garden City” of New Zealand. With a 75-acre Botanical Garden set in the city centre, it is easy to see why many adhere to this belief. Located on the Avon and Heathcote River banks, with the Waimakariri River to the north, the city is nestled towards the south of Pegasus Bay.

    If you’re staying near the city centre, consider taking a guided tour and exploring lots of intriguing historical facts. A visit to Canterbury Museum and Quake City is more than worth your time and will be a good eye-opener to the events that took place during the earthquakes. If looking for entertainment, then along with the city’s bars, clubs, restaurants and cinemas - for something extra special - consider heading towards Isaac Theatre Royal, the Maori Culture Ko Tane Centre and The Court Theatre with your campervan hire in Christchurch.

    Lastly, let’s not forget that with the city’s prestigious location, you are gifted with plenty of water sports, nature hikes, biking trails, beaches and even a nine-hole golf club!