“It was an amazing experience and while the weather did not allow for top down day 1 on day 2 it proved its worth. I recommend the connection for any ‘baby boomers’ wanting to live their dream. Top rental….many thanks and I will do it again.”
This 1,100km loop takes in some of the best driving roads and varied scenery alongside three coastlines and over one mountain pass.
There are so many different wonderful elements to experience. You’ve got mountains and the valleys, dips and dives alongside sprawling rivers, and the wild West Coast. Then you have the dramatic ravines of Arthurs Pass contrasting with the glorious coastal road tracking alongside the dramatic ocean for much of the East Coast side. And finally the twisting route embracing beautiful alcoves along the Marlborough Sounds.
Add to that the vineyards of Blenheim, whale watching at Kaikoura, the tranquil Nelson Lakes, all the activities, dining and shopping in Nelson & Christchurch themselves and an opportunity for relaxing in Hot Springs at Hanmer en route and well….this could be a never ending loop….
Christchurch to Nelson Coast to Coast Loop
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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Which car to take...?
“A great weekend with perfect weather to hire the Alfa Romeo Spider. It met my expectations. Would consider hiring one again.”
“My wife was nervous about the convertibles being noisy and cold – but neither were the case. And every time the sun came out, she was saying ‘let’s put the top down’. Will definitely book again.“
“Car was as advertised, ran flawlessly. Great check in procedure. New Zealand doesn’t have a straight road. Shifting with the TripTronic paddles was a blast.”