With so much to see and do in New Zealand it can be a challenge to fit everything in or choose the best activities. However, if you’re looking for a great off-road adventure, you should consider 4WD hire in Christchurch to begin your adventure holiday. Hiring a 4WD vehicle can give you the best chance to enjoy many different experiences that you might not find on the paved roads and highways throughout the islands. You can see and do more than you would ever think possible because you have more variety of places to visit. Take a drive up a mountain path, along a river bank for a quiet picnic or even through some forested areas for a great camping adventure.
Christchurch is located on the East of the South Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa) and offers one of the International Airports, which means that a large number of overseas travellers 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 carry on your self drive tour of Aotearoa.
If you plan to stay in Christchurch for the main part of your holiday there are plenty of places to take your 4WD hire vehicle, especially in winter. During the winter months New Zealand becomes a popular ski destination and picking up a 4WD SUV hire 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 room to store your skis/snowboards and gear.
If skiing (and winter for that matter!) aren’t your thing, a 4WD hire vehicle is still a great option no matter the season. Many travellers enjoy hiring these vehicles for the main fact that they are seated slightly higher up than in a compact vehicle so they get to see more during their travels, whilst others just like the amount of room they provide.
If you are considering hiring a 4WD SUV in Christchurch here are some places to journey to:
– Take a drive in the Central Otago high country where you will see not only some beautiful countryside and views in the distance, but experience farm life too
– Arrange a hunting trip in the Southern Alps (just be sure to check with the Department of Conservation on the legal places to do so)
– Go fishing from the Rakaia river bed – take the family down in your 4WD hire with a picnic and their swimming costume!
Of course, 4WD hire in Christchurch is actually quite affordable, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding what you need for a price that you can afford. It doesn’t matter whether you hire a car for the day or for a week, because you are sure to find plenty to entertain you when you go off the beaten path in New Zealand. New Zealand is a small country, but it is full of beautiful untouched nature that can only be enjoyed by getting into it. Because of this, 4WD rentals are very popular, and can offer something for just about everyone who comes to the country.