Explore Christchurch and Beyond
Christchurch is the gateway to exploring the Canterbury Region as well as a great place to start your travels around the South Island with a large and modern Domestic and International Airport and RaD Car Hire located close by.
Christchurch was rattled by earthquakes in 2010 & 2011 resulting in significant damage across the city and the loss of some of its most iconic historic buildings. Since then NZ’s Garden City has rallied to rebuild to be better than before and now is more modern, greener and more creative. Impressive art can be found splashed over high building walls, clever uses have been found for still vacant lots and the city has now been regenerated with vibrant cafes, restaurants and bars.
With so many things on offer on Christchurch’s doorstep a RaD Christchurch Airport rental car
is one of the best ways to see and do whatever takes your fancy.
The quaint French seaside village of Akaroa is only a short drive away or head towards the Southern Alps to see our highest mountain, Aoraki with the spectacular alpine scenery of Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki just a little further afield. Hanmer Springs is a wonderful place to relax and rejuvenate with gorgeous thermal pools in which to soak and is just two hours’ drive from Christchurch.
The drive from Christchurch through to Queenstown is one of the best in the South Island. Take in stunning views of Aoraki Mount Cook, stop off at the Omarama hot pools or take a gliding trip through the dramatic Lindis Pass, admire the beautiful turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo and explore the beautiful towns of Wanaka and Arrowtown along the way!
Have your camera ready for shots like this one.
Aoraki Mount Cook - Photo Credit: Derek Ireton, RaD Car Hire Christchurch