We had a great experience with rent a classic, car was great, warm and helpful reception and did everything to make our trip a success; even drove us back to Christchurch after returning the car. I would thoroughly recommend rent a classic.
If you prefer gentle meandering rather than big road trips, these two one day excursions can be combined into a manageable 475km multi-day outing, all within easy reach of Christchurch.
The French infused town of Akaroa is reached via a lovely up hill and down dale route through the Banks Peninsula, where you can enjoy cafes, walks and dolphin encounters.
Next day head out south west to the charming small town of Geraldine and then take Scenic Highway 72 back where the Canterbury Plains run alongside the Southern Alps. There’s the magnificent Rakaia Gorge and Mount Sunday, the location of ‘Edoras’ in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, plus jet boating and hot air ballooning opportunities
Combine these with all the activities, dining and culture available in Christchurch itself and one of our sports cars, and you have all the ingredients for some classic days out.
Akaroa and the Inland Scenic Route 72
Delights that await you...
Click through the gallery below to see just some of the delights that await you en route, many of which were taken on my own adventures, (you can probably spot those ones….)
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A wonderful 2 week trip around the South Island – the car was a joy – perfect for the open roads of NZ! Mountains were higher, valleys deeper, skies bluer – all because of the wonderful Saab convertible. Stephen was fantastic to deal with – kind and thoughtful!
What a lovely car to drive! It handled incredibly well the twists and turns of our West Coast and Marlborough Sounds roads. We traveled over 1000 trouble free kilometres and loved every minute of it.
My mother in law said it was the most fun she’d had in years!
What a brilliant drive – just one day of typical downpour over Arthurs Pass, (stayed totally dry!). Exceeded my high expectations – only way to see the South Island. Return after 25 years – still empty, curving, beautiful roads….
What a pleasure to drive a classic Saab convertible in the South Island of New Zealand, covered 2,000 trouble free kilometres in seven days with two passengers, having the soft top down and experiencing the sights into Milford sound was just incredible, you see the whole landscape, not just a view from the window !
Perfect roof down weather and very hard to wipe the smile off our faces. The Saab’s a beaut.
Well, if you want a bit of fun touring around don’t hire a standard car, try a classic.