With so much to see and do in New Zealand, it can be a challenge to fit it all in or choose the best activities. However, if you are looking for a great off-road adventure, you should consider renting a 4×4 in Christchurch to start your adventure vacation. Renting a 4×4 vehicle can give you the best opportunity to enjoy many different experiences that you might not find on the islands’ paved roads and highways. You can see and do more than you ever imagined possible because you have more variety of places to visit. Drive up a mountain trail, along a river bank for a leisurely picnic, or even through some wooded areas for a great camping adventure.
Christchurch is located in the east of the South Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa) and offers one of the international airports, which means that a large number of foreign travelers arrive here as their first stop. From Christchurch, you can travel anywhere in the South Island and even take the ferry across the Cook Strait to the North Island, where you can take your self-drive tour of Aotearoa.
If you plan to stay in Christchurch for most of your vacation, there are plenty of places to take your 4×4 rental vehicle, especially in winter. During the winter months New Zealand becomes a popular ski destination and renting a 4WD SUV is a great way to start your adventure. From Christchurch you can drive to many of the popular mountains including Mt Hutt, Mt Cheeseman, Mt Dobson, Roundhill and the Remarkables. Not only is the type of vehicle more suitable for the terrain, but you will have more space to store your skis/snowboards and gear.
If skiing (and winter for that matter!) isn’t your thing, a 4×4 rental vehicle is still a great option no matter the season. Many travelers enjoy renting these vehicles for the main fact that they sit a bit higher than in a compact vehicle, so they can see more during their trips, while others simply like the amount of space they provide.
If you are considering renting a 4WD SUV in Christchurch, here are some places you can travel to:
– Take a drive through the Central Otago Highlands where you will not only see beautiful scenery and views in the distance, but also experience life on the farm.
– Organize a hunting trip in the Southern Alps (just be sure to check with the Department of Conservation about legal places to do so)
– Go fishing from the Rakaia river bed – take the family in your rental 4×4 with a picnic and your swimsuit!
Of course, renting a 4×4 in Christchurch is quite affordable, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding what you need at an affordable price. It doesn’t matter if you rent a car for the day or for the week, because you’re sure to find plenty to keep you entertained when you get off the beaten track in New Zealand. New Zealand is a small country, but it is full of beautiful unspoiled nature that can only be enjoyed by going deep into it. Because of this, 4×4 rentals are very popular and can offer something for almost everyone who comes to the country.