New Zealand Motorhome Adventure
Travel 17 Feb 2022 - 10 Mar 2022
Book by 30 Apr 2021
Saving £260 per person
- 1 nights The Ashley Hotel, Christchurch - Standard room
- 14 nights Britz Venturer Motorhome, - Self catering
- 1 nights Copthorne Auckland City, Auckland - Superior room
- Flights to Christchurch via Singapore and home from Auckland via Singapore with Sinagpore Airlines, accommodation throughout, and prepayable taxes. One way drop off fee payable locally upon collection of motorhome - NZD150.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
Book a stay at The Ashley Hotel Christchurch and find yourself surrounded in a relaxed and casual hotel atmosphere.
The Venturer is a fantastic option for the couple who want to travel in comfort. With its flexible and spacious bed configurations, Exterior slide out BBQ, LCD and DVD player, and toilet and shower facilities on board it is a true home away from home.
The hotel is within easy walking distance of a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars.
Flights to Christchurch via Singapore and home from Auckland via Singapore with Sinagpore Airlines, accommodation throughout, and prepayable taxes. One way drop off fee payable locally upon collection of motorhome - NZD150.
Bonus Pack included. The excess is reduced to NIL, also included are extra driver fees, WiFi (1GB) and picnic table & chairs.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
The largest city on South Island is Christchurch and a must on any itinerary. Affectionately known as the Garden City, Christchurch is the gateway to South Island and has re-emerged as a vibrant, cosmopolitan and ever changing city following the earthquake of 2010.
The reason for Christchurch's 'Garden City' moniker is particularly evident in the award-winning Botanic Gardens. Although especially impressive in spring the gardens are gorgeous at any time of year with fine collections of exotic and native plants surrounded by expansive lawns and mature trees. Wrapping itself around the Botanic Gardens, sprawling Hagley Park is Christchurch's biggest green space and is a lovely place to take a stroll.
The Avon River flows gently through the city centre and a ride on an authentic Cambridge punt is an iconic way to sightsee. For views over the city, take a gondola ride to the top of Mt Cavendish, or alternatively, catch a ride aboard one of the beautifully restored heritage trams which trundle through the city. Be sure to stop off and explore the Canterbury Museum, admire the exhibits at Christchurch Art Gallery, discover the International Antarctic Centre or enjoy animal encounters at Orana Wildlife Park.
While many historic buildings survived the quake the city's cathedral was not so fortunate, but one of Christchurch's exciting new buildings is the Transitional Cathedral, which opened in 2013. Known as the Cardboard Cathedral due to the 98 cardboard tubes used in construction, it has been hailed as one of the most important buildings to be built in New Zealand for many years.
The open-air Container Mall (formerly Re:Start Mall) shopping mall is another innovative project to have emerged after the quake. A selection of boutique shops can be found in New Regent Street, Dress-Smart is the South Island's only dedicated outlet centre while malls include Westfield Riccarton, The Palms and Merivale.
Visitors are equally spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and nightlife within the city. New cafes, bars and restaurants are literally popping up all around the city, often in unique locations, including converted shipping containers and old warehouses. The city suburbs, such as Addlington, Riccarton, Merivale and Fendalton are also top spots to head for.
Far more than just a gateway to the country's blockbuster scenery Auckland, or the City of Sails as it's often called, is New Zealand's largest and most diverse city, which brims with things to see and do. Add a sunny climate, a background of Polynesian culture, a passion for outstanding food and wine as well as a location within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands, and it's easy to see the appeal.
Auckland is surrounded by water and one of the few cities in the world to have harbours on two separate bodies of water, the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. Previous home of the America's Cup yacht race, the Waitemata Harbour is a year-round haven for yachts and leisure craft, and taking a harbour cruise is a spectacular way to see the city and its surroundings.
For those who prefer to explore on foot, the 1,082 foot Sky Tower sits at the geographical centre of Auckland and is an icon of the city's skyline. It's also an exciting hub for adrenalin activities such as SkyWalk or SkyJump, a place to soak up breathtaking 360º views or enjoy superb dining. At the base is the SKYCITY Auckland entertainment complex with restaurants, a casino and a theatre. Excellent city views are also available from Auckland Harbour Bridge, or if you prefer you can even bungee jump from it!
For a cultural perspective head to the Auckland Museum, housed within one of the country's most outstanding historical buildings, it contains the world's most extensive Maori and Pacific Island artefacts. Alternatively, the New Zealand National Maritime Museum explores 1,000 years of seafaring history and the Auckland Stardome Observatory offers regular stargazing and planetarium shows of the Southern Hemisphere sky.
Families are sure to have fun at Auckland Zoo where there's always lots to see; Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World gets you up close and personal with sharks and penguins, while at Rainbows End Adventure Park, there are over 20 rides and attractions from thrill rides to family favourites.
Immediately south of the centre, two of Auckland's highest points, Mount Eden and One Tree Hill with its encircling Cornwall Park, provide wonderful vantage points for views of the city. Across the Waitemata Harbour is the old waterside suburb of Devonport, where you can enjoy some shopping and a spot of lunch or explore the WWII tunnels and gun emplacements in North Head.
Whilst in the city, be sure to check out one of the many vibrant shopping precincts, such as Queen Street, which is the main street running through Auckland's CBD and home to hundreds of stores. Other options include High Street and Chancery, Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore, the lively Britomart Precinct or Newmarket for the glitz and glamour of top designer stores.
Auckland's diversity is truly evident in the multitude of restaurants with cuisine from every corner of the world. Head to Britomart's compact cobbled laneways for an eclectic collection of hip bars, cafes and restaurants; try Viaduct Harbour for a laidback lunmch or elegant dining experience; or the perfectly positioned Wynyard Quarter which is lined with lively, stylish eateries. Alternatively take the 35 minute ferry ride to Waiheke Island, known as the 'island of wine' for its many wineries and fabulous restaurants.