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Campervan Hire Christchurch


To kick off your epic Kiwi road trip, grab a camper from our Christchurch branch and hit the road. The city’s combination of innovation and heritage, culture, and adrenaline-rushing activities make for a unique destination..

Spend some time embracing the lively hospitality scene, relaxing green spaces, and epic street art within the inner city before heading a little further afield to explore the wider Canterbury region. Head north toward Kaikoura for some scenic views and local wildlife encounters, or south towards the adventure capital of Queenstown.

Mighty makes holidays possible for everyone, no matter their budget. From the basics done brilliantly, and the total package at a tight price, hire a camper to hit the road and discover Christchurch.

  

 

159 Orchard Road

Christchurch Airport, 8053

New Zealand

Christchurch Branch

Christchurch Branch Information

  • Monday: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 8am - 4:30pm

All of our New Zealand branches are closed on Christmas Day (25 December).

Vehicles must be collected/returned at least one hour before closing time.

We offer a shuttle service to and from the airport four times a day. The shuttle area is outside gates 1 and 2 in the domestic area. Look for the orange and white shuttle with Mighty logos on it.

  • Leaves airport to branch: 0915, 1115, 1315, 1515
  • Leaves branch to airport: 0900, 1100, 1300, 1500

There is no customer parking available inside the grounds of our branch, but there is a wide range of safe, secure, convenient and affordable parking options situated close by. We recommend using Parkopedia to research options.

Whether this is the first time you've taken a campervan journey or you're a regular to hiring motorhomes, our expert team will be on hand to answer any questions you have before heading out on the road.

You can purchase our Express Return Pack – which means at the end of your hire, you don’t need to fill up the gas bottle or fuel tank. And if you’ve also purchased the Liability Reduction Option or Inclusive Pack, take advantage of our express key return service and just drop the keys off at the dedicated desk and set off on your way.

Where pick-up originates or returns to Christchurch from Auckland, a one-way fee of NZ$150 will apply. Where pick-up originates or returns to Christchurch from Queenstown, a one-way fee of NZ$50 will apply between 01 April and 30 September or NZ$75 between 01 October and 31 March.

A NZ$100 surcharge will apply to all campervan rentals picking up and/or dropping off in Christchurch on the following public holidays;

  • New Year’s Day
  • Day after New Year’s Day
  • Waitangi Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • ANZAC Day
  • Queen’s Birthday
  • Labour Day
  • Boxing Day

Refer to the Rental Agreement for exact dates.

To help you prepare for pick-up, make sure you have:

Vehicles must be collected/returned at least one hour before closing time.

The Christchurch Mighty branch is equipped with everything you need to start and end your trip in the best way possible.

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Free unlimited WiFi
  • Power outlets for charging your devices
  • Drinks vending machine
  • Snacks vending machine
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Local staff on hand to give suggestions and tips on great places to go and things to see
  • Luggage storage

Popular Campervans in Christchurch

Mighty Christchurch are the experts for campervan hire in the lively city of Christchurch. Collect your camper and get out on the road to explore this adventure playground.

Why Travel With Mighty Campervans

Mighty New Zealand is perfect for travellers looking for the best value campervan option for their roadtrip. For travellers seeking a free-spirited way to explore the world on a whim, this is a Mighty fine choice. Mighty makes holidays possible for everyone; no matter their budget. From the basics done brilliantly and the total package at a tight price.


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Help videos, navigation tools, and 24/7 phone support via our thl Roadtrip app will ensure you navigate your camper and the roads like a pro.

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Popular Roadtrips in Christchurch

See Christchurch at it's very best. Explore the epic natural wonders that are spread throughout this region and take advantage of the lively hospitality scene of the inner city. Experience true adventure by using one of our itineraries to plan your trip.

Things to do in Christchurch

Christchurch is surrounded by epic destinations with incredible views and plays host to an abundance of free activities at your disposal. Enjoy your time in the city and further afield without breaking the bank. From epic hikes, to art and culture, check out our favourite free activities in Christchurch.

  • Stroll through the Botanic Gardens of the Garden City
  • Catch a sunrise at New Brighton Pier
  • Spend some time learning at the Canterbury Museum
  • Visit the Christchurch Art Gallery for your fix of culture
  • Hike up Bridle Path, it's a three-hour hike but the views at the top are worth it
  • Head a little further afield and walk the Port Hills for some breathtaking scenery
  • Christchurch is home to some of the best street art in the Southern Hemisphere, peruse the streets and discover the talent
  • If you've worked up a thirst, check out the list of the best bars in Christchurch. You've earnt it!
Waipara Valley
Waipara Valley

The Waipara Valley is a paradise for food and wine lovers. Producing world-class Pinot Noir and Riesling as well as incredible food experiences, be sure to take the 45-minute trip out of Christchurch. Stretch your legs on the cycleway between wineries, or one of several stunning walks. Waipara is home to the historic Weka Pass railway that runs on the first and third Sunday of every month.

Ashburton
Ashburton

Ashburton is one of the largest towns near Christchurch. Predominantly a farming community, it is home to a few unique attractions including the Canterbury Plains and the two rivers that intersect it. The rivers are abundant with salmon and trout, have a go at catching your own and cooking up a campervan feast! Spend an afternoon at Trott's Garden, discovering the beautiful blooms at this garden of national significance.

Akaroa
Akaroa

Akaroa is a great port town in the heart of the Banks Peninsula. A popular spot for holidaymakers and just over an hour out of Christchurch, be sure to include a visit in your itinerary. Discover the heart of an ancient volcano, filled with sparkling clear water. Akaroa will have you entranced with its historic buildings, magnificent harbour, and passion for fine food. The harbour itself is very beautiful and home to the rare Hector's dolphins, take a tour and go swimming with them.

Mount Somers
Mount Somers

For those who love exploring a little further, head to Mount Somers to stretch your legs; a small village that is a gateway to some incredible natural features like Ashburton Gorge, Lake Heron, Lake Clearwater, and Mount Somers. Uniquely New Zealand, there are so many epic things to do here, all involving the outdoors and connecting you with nature.

Northern Pegasus Bay
Northern Pegasus Bay

Northern Pegasus Bay stretches north from the Waimakariri River, and encompasses the beach communities of Kairaki, The Pines Beach, Woodend, Waikuku, Leithfield and Amberley. The beaches of this bay are sandy and pebbly, and make for an incredibly beautiful environment to spend a few days. Locals and visitors enjoy recreational activities here such as fishing, swimming, bird watching, camping and horse riding.

Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park
Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park

The Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park encompasses the Ashley River and berm area from the Okuku River downstream to Ashley Estuary. The park is a popular spot for keen mountain bikers, and there are multiple trails suitable for all abilities. Spend a day here exploring the park with a walk, swim, picnic or ride. Overnight camping is prohibited in this area but make sure you include it on your itinerary as an action-packed day trip.

Lake Tekapo Regional Park
Lake Tekapo Regional Park

Lake Tekapo Regional Park is located on the eastern shores of Lake Tekapo. Covered in conifer trees, this park has incredible views from the popular walking, cycling and running tracks. Spend your time here enjoying a range of recreational activities such as mountain biking, swimming, boating and hours of entertainment for the kids on the bumpy pump bike park.

Christchurch is an epic place to explore by campervan. With holiday parks located in scenic spots, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing somewhere to park up for the night.

If you are staying at any TOP10 Holiday Park, purchase our stay deal and pay only $75 for one night stay at a powered site for 2 people. This deal also includes a two-year TOP10 Club Membership which allows you access to heaps of benefits and discounts.

We recommend downloading thl Roadtrip app (Powered by Campermate) before you hit the road. The ultimate travel companion; the thl Roadtrip app provides everything you need to help find places to stay and play across New Zealand, including the closest campgrounds for campervans on your route.

Christchurch has a relatively dry climate with low rainfall. Overall, there are comfortable daily temperatures all year round, although winter nights can be cold and frosts are common.

 

Summer in Christchurch (December – February)

The average high temperature falls between 20-20 degrees and lows are about 12 degrees, with minimal rainfall.

 

Autumn in Christchurch (March-May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make Autumn in Christchurch feel moderately cold. Rain is common with 3 to 5 days of precipitation each month. This period is the second busiest for tourism.

 

Winter in Christchurch (June – August)

Winter brings cold weather with low temperatures. These months see the most precipitation. June to August is the busiest season for tourism in Christchurch, when the neighbouring ski fields come alive.

 

Spring in Christchurch (September – November)

Spring daily highs range from 14 - 20 degrees and lows are between 3 - 7 degrees. Rain and snowfall are low during these months. Warmer temperatures are combated with a cool sea breeze.

Looking for something to do in Christchurch? The lively city is an epic place to explore, whether you're parked up for a few days or just passing through. Check out our list of the best events in Christchurch and immerse yourself in the different experiences on offer.

  • The South Island Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of the South Island being one of the leading wine and food producers of the world. More than 40 of the South Island wineries will showcase their wines, alongside live entertainment from local musicians – this is a great way to kick off the summer season.
  • Chill out with friends or family in the epic Botanic Gardens with the Summer Sundays event.
  • The Hamner Springs Carnival is a family friendly event providing carnival amusements, rides, activities and treats for all ages. 
  • Sparks is one of Christchurch's most loved events, taking place in Hagley Park – this extravaganza features the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and dazzling fireworks, perfect for all ages.
  • Sculpture on the Peninsula offers a unique way to see the best of current art in a uniquely New Zealand setting, at a historic farm in Charteris Bay.

What’s included in my campervan rental?

We include everything you need to live and sleep comfortably in your camper. Check out our full list of inclusions here.

We include everything you need to live and sleep comfortably in your camper. Check out our full list of inclusions here.

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Can I change the drop off destination during my hire?

Yes, the option is there, but first you will need to contact our Booking Hosts on call 0800 422 505 (+64 9 802 0022) for authorisation. Subject to the change being approved, there may be an additional charge to do this.

Yes, the option is there, but first you will need to contact our Booking Hosts on call 0800 422 505 (+64 9 802 0022) for authorisation. Subject to the change being approved, there may be an additional charge to do this.

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Where is the best supermarket for me to stock up on my groceries after I have collected my camper?  

We recommend you wait until you have picked up your camper before doing your grocery shopping. That way you will know exactly how much room you have in the fridge and pantry first. Once you have your camper, we suggest you head to Countdown - Christchurch Airport - 530/546A Memorial Avenue, Harewood, Christchurch 8053 (2km from branch)

We recommend you wait until you have picked up your camper before doing your grocery shopping. That way you will know exactly how much room you have in the fridge and pantry first. Once you have your camper, we suggest you head to Countdown - Christchurch Airport - 530/546A Memorial Avenue, Harewood, Christchurch 8053 (2km from branch)

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What is the closest caravan park to the Branch?

Tasman Holiday Park Christchurch TOP10 Holiday Park

39 Meadow Street, Papanui, Christchurch

Distance from branch: 6.7km

Visit their website

 

Amber Kiwi Holiday Park

308 Blenheim Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

Distance from branch: 9.6km

Visit their website

Tasman Holiday Park Christchurch TOP10 Holiday Park

39 Meadow Street, Papanui, Christchurch

Distance from branch: 6.7km

Visit their website

 

Amber Kiwi Holiday Park

308 Blenheim Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

Distance from branch: 9.6km

Visit their website

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