One of the most popular countries for motorhome holidays is New Zealand. This archipelagic state offers a lot of interesting destinations, so the best way of exploring the island is a rented motorhome from McRent!
Already the capital city Wellington is extraordinary, because the Oriental Bay lies in the midst of the urban area and also the city’s botanical Garden is well worth seeing.
The most fascinating in New Zealand surely is its very special, diversified nature, because on the island you find nearly everything, from rain forests over steppe like landscapes up to alpine vegetation. A prime example for this variety is the Franz-Josef-Glacier, which abuts directly on the rain forest. Nature fans should also explore the Fjordland National Park, one of the UNESCO world heritages.
Also typical for New Zealand’s wildlife is the nearly complete lack of mammalians, instead there are a lot of unique bird species, e.g. the ratite Kiwi or the Kea parrot. Different penguin species can be seen at the coast and especially popular is whale watching, because a lot of dolphins and whales swim near to the coast of New Zealand.
We also recommend the following destinations for your motorhome journey:
Auckland is the biggest agglomeration in New Zealand and offers numerous places of interest.
During a city tour you are able to discover many landmarked buildings, e.g. the Auckland Railway Station, the Auckland Town Hall and the Auckland War Memorial Museum, where you can learn a lot about the Maori culture and New Zealand’s nature. You should also make an excursion to the Sky Tower. With a height of 328 meters it is the highest building of the southern hemisphere.
Travelers with children definitely have to visit the Kelly Tariton’s Encounter & Underwater World Aquariums, too.
The volcanic hills One Tree Hill and Mount Eden are also very interesting, as well as the numerous beaches near the city.
For those, who want to explore New Zealand’s northern island, the best way of travelling is renting a motorhome from McRent Auckland!
The McRent depot Christchurch lies at the east cost of the southern island and is the perfect starting point for your motorhome holidays in New Zealand.
In 2010 and 2011 heavy earthquakes shook Christchurch and destroyed the town centre amongst others. Now you find there the “Re:START Mall”, a cheerful, colourful shopping mall made of containers. Also the ChristChurch Cathedral was destroyed, but the ruins are still evidence of its former glory. As a provisional replacement the Cardboard Cathedral was built, the worlds’ only cathedral, that is partially built of cardboards.
In Christchurch other objects of interest are the restored tramway and the Botanical Garden, where you can do a small boat tour.