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Christchurch to Auckland by Motorhome

10 nights from €2,729 per person Including Flights


Prepare for an unforgettable family holiday spanning 11 days across the North and South Island of New Zealand. Beginning in Christchurch and ending in Auckland, or vice versa, explore diverse landscapes, from hot pools to whale watching, wine tours to scenic walks. Embark on a 1,600-kilometre self-drive adventure packed with breathtaking scenery and unexpected highlights.


  • Enjoy a relaxing thermal spa and scenic walk in Hanmer Springs.
  • Experience epic whale watching in Kaikoura.
  • Explore both islands in the comfort of a Cheapa branded motorhome.
  • Discover outdoor activities in Nelson Lakes National Park.
  • Explore Blenheim's renowned Sauvignon Blanc wineries.
  • Experience Art Deco architecture and wine tasting in Napier.

Tour locations: Christchurch - Hanmer Springs - Kaikoura - Blenheim - Nelson - Wellington - Napier - Taupo - Rotorua - Mount Maunganui - Hamilton - Auckland

Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • CAR licensed & bonded
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Christchurch - Hanmer Springs (81 miles)

Start your adventure by picking up your THL camper in Christchurch. Explore the city's highlights like the Botanic Gardens and The Tannery before hitting the road. Drive 130 km to Hanmer Springs for a relaxing thermal spa and optional scenic walk.

Suggested Overnight: Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park

Day 2

Hamner Springs – Kaikoura (76 miles)

Choose from three routes for your two to three-hour, 200 km journey from Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura. Indulge in local crayfish at Nins Bin or enjoy classic Kiwi fish'n'chips by the beach upon arrival. Don't miss the chance for epic whale watching in Kaikoura!

Suggested Overnight: Peketa Beach Holiday Park

Day 3

Kaikoura – Blenheim (86 miles)

Today's journey entails a short 90-minute, 130 km drive from Kaikoura to Blenheim, offering opportunities for lavender smelling, seal spotting, or beach strolls. In Blenheim, explore its renowned Sauvignon Blanc wineries or embark on outdoor adventures like hiking or biking.

Suggested Overnight: Blenheim TOP 10 Holiday Park

Day 4

Blenheim – Nelson (75 miles)

Drive approximately two hours to sunny Nelson, once dubbed the 'Sunshine Capital.' Consider a detour to Nelson Lakes National Park for outdoor activities. Explore local art galleries and visit the Nelson Farmers markets for fresh produce.

Suggested Overnight: Tahuna Beach Holiday Park

Day 5

Nelson –Wellington (86 miles – plus interisland ferry)

Head back along State Highway 6 from Nelson to Picton, a two-hour drive. Ensure you have enough time for the ferry to the North Island. Explore Picton, dine at Gusto, or extend your stay to explore Marlborough Sounds. Then, board the Interislander ferry to Wellington overnight.

Suggested Overnight: Interislander ferry

Day 6

Wellington – Napier (190 miles)

Grab a coffee before embarking on a five-hour journey to Napier. Choose between the Kapiti coast or the Rimutaka Hill route. Explore Napier's Art Deco architecture and dine at Mister D. Stretch your legs at Te Mata Peak or indulge in wine tasting at Craggy Range or other nearby wineries. Don't miss the local farmer's markets if you're there on a Saturday.

Suggested Overnight: Hastings TOP 10 Holiday Park

Day 7

Napier – Taupo (98 miles)

Refuel your camper and journey inland to Lake Taupo, a two-hour drive. Enjoy swimming or golfing, aiming for a hole-in-one on a pontoon. Explore Huka Falls, local tracks, or Taupo DeBrett’s Hot Springs.

Suggested Overnight: Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Park

Day 8

Taupo – Rotorua (50 miles)

In just an hour, cover less than 100 km to reach Rotorua, known for its geothermal hot springs. Relax at the Polynesian Spa or explore the outdoors with the Redwoods Tree Walk.

Suggested Overnight: Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park

Day 9

Rotorua – Mount Maunganui (44 miles)

Return to the beach with a short one-hour drive from Rotorua to Mount Maunganui. Enjoy surf, sand, boutique shopping, and the Mauao/Mount Maunganui Summit Walk for stunning views.

Suggested Overnight: Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park

Day 10

Mount Maunganui – Hamilton (69 miles)

Choose from three approximately two-hour routes covering about 120 km from Mount Maunganui to Hamilton. Explore the world-famous Hamilton Botanic Gardens, enjoy a picnic by the Waikato River, or visit Hobbiton nearby.

Suggested Overnight: Hamilton City Holiday Park

Day 11

Hamilton – Auckland (72 miles)

Conclude your journey with a 90-minute drive covering the final 120 km to Auckland Maui Branch. Explore Auckland's delights like La Cigale for treats, Auckland Art Gallery, or Ponsonby's shops. Extend your trip to Cape Reinga if time permits.


  • International flights
  • Motorhome rental - price based on a Cheapa 4 berth Motorhome vehicle brand
  • Full amenity pack
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Full insurance


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