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 !
This 450km loop based encompasses some great treats for all the senses, all within easy reach of Christchurch.
Relax in the Hot Springs of Hanmer with spas and massages, activities and retail therapy too. Then drive cross country to whale watching at Kaikoura, tracking alongside some stunning coastal vistas, combined with all the activities, dining and culture available in Christchurch itself and you have a superb drive.
The Alpine Pacific Triangle - Christchurch, Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura
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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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.
My mother in law said it was the most fun she’d had in years!
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 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 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.
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.