Christchurch to Dunedin Itinerary 1 Lake Tekapo Focus
Pick up your Christchurch campervan hire and head southwest through the Canterbury Plains, which are known for their patchwork quilt greens. Take State Highway 72, the Inland Scenic Route. Find lots of hidden treasures along the way like the Pleasant Point Railway and The Cuddy, a thatched house on the Waimate Walkway.
Then you will cross the Rakaia River, one of New Zealand’s braided rivers, which is an iconic salmon fishing destination. You should also stop at Methven, a ski town. Park your campervan for a bit and enjoy a bike ride or a hike.
Then, on to Lake Tekapo. The lake has a turquoise, milky colour from the fine rock-flour suspended in the water. And while the lake is stunning during the day, at night it becomes one of the best places for stargazing. There are several campervan parks for you to choose from, including ones on the harbour and beaches. Don’t miss taking a dip in the Tekapo Springs.