Drive along the dotted line where the Canterbury Plains meet the Southern Alps and find a rare kind of heaven.
On one side, serene pastures and fields; on the other side, the rock solid beauty of New Zealand's longest, highest mountain range. Opportunities for outdoor fun can be found at every turn - bring your fly rod, hiking boots and sense of adventure.
Inland Scenic Route 72 journeys from Rangiora, north of Christchurch, to the farming centre of Oxford. The route continues along the foot of the alps to Mount Hutt, Canterbury's premier ski field. Mount Somers is next, for a hike in the mountains. Then it's over the Rangitata River to Geraldine, where you can link to State Highway 1 or head inland to Mount Cook.
We recommended picking up and dropping off your motorhome at our Christchurch branch.
Rangiora to Geraldine
Best Time of the Year
Any time of the year
- Rangitata River
- Aoraki (Mt Cook)
- Mt Hutt, Canterbury
- Snow-capped Southern Alps