Stay close to the coast with this route, staying longer in Timaru, which is located in the Canterbury region. While there, you must make time for Caroline Bay for a swim or a stroll through the botanic gardens. If you are a history buff, check out the museums, which hold Maori and Polynesian artifacts.
Next up, you’ll head toward Oamaru on your campervan hire, however, we recommend a quick stop by Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Take the time for a long hike here to take in the best of nature. In Oamaru, you will find some furry friends, with the stunning arrival of blue and yellow-eyed penguins at night. In addition to the natural beauty of Oamaru, the city is home to some of the best preserved buildings in the country, which are made from local limestone.