Rakaia Campervan Hire Holiday

The Big Salmon of Rakaia - Photo by Mr Bungle, Wikimedia Creative CommonsThe Big Salmon of Rakaia - Photo by Mr Bungle, Wikimedia Creative Commons

In Rakaia, gorges and landmark bridges span this world-famous salmon-fishing river. Experienced guides are available for back-country fishing excursions, or you can take a ride aboard the Rakaia Gorge Alpine Jet and enjoy thrilling speeds across shallow shingle and spectacular 360-degree spins.

In the momentary breaks from adrenaline-pumping manoeuvres, there is plenty to see and the jet boat also transports keen fly-fishing folk to key points on the river. Nearby is the privately-owned Washpen Falls track, which descends beside a series of waterfalls in an ancient volcanic canyon, and provides great views across the Canterbury Plains to the sea.

You can also visit Mt Hutt ski field, well known for its long ski season during the winter months.

There is no Rakaia Campervan Hire Depot to our knowledge, with most customers preferring to hire campervans in Christchurch. If Christchurch isn't convenient, have a look at our NZ motorhome rental options.


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Thanks to Tourism Radio for much of the content supplied about Rakaia. Tourism Radio is like having your own tour guide - providing you with audio commentary of over 2000 points of interest in New Zealand. It is available for rental with any Christchurch Motorhome Rental vehicle booked on www.motorhomeandrvtravel.com

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