Motorhome Friendly Towns

 Mid Canterbury is excited to be included in the official listings of Motorhome Friendly Towns. This recognition reinforces the overall commitment to tourists to the region, ensuring they are able to have a wonderful visit. 

Mid Canterbury's Motorhome Friendly Towns:

Where can I camp? 

One of the major attractions of Mid Canterbury is its beautiful scenery and the freedom to be able to experience this landscape. Camping is a popular choice of locals and tourists alike, and we welcome you experience being close to nature in a responsible manner. Please stay in holiday parks, Department of Conservation camping grounds or other designated areas. Freedom camping opportunities are also available in Mid Canterbury, please ensure you understand the Freedom Camping Policy to ensure you have a successful holiday. 

There are many scenic locations for freedom camping within the Mid Canterbury from the heart of rural farmland to rugged coastal stretchings. Please read more about the places which you can camp here.

Official Vistior Guide

For  more information on accomodation, dining, upcoming events and activities in Mid Canterbury pick up your free copy of the Official Vistor Guide or view it here

Driving in New Zealand can be very different to driving at home.

We drive on the left-hand side here, some of our roads are narrow, windy and have loose gravel… and it’s not unusual to see sheep or cattle on roads in rural areas. You need to give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination, and to understand New Zealand road rules and signs.

Even if you have driven in other countries, it’s important to understand our rules for driving in New Zealand before you get behind the wheel here. We’ve put together the key things to consider when planning your trip and as you make your journey around the country. We’ve also suggested some great New Zealand driving routes to help with your planning. Scroll down or click the icons below to learn more. For more information please visit DriveSafe.