Motorhome Friendly Towns

Mid Canterbury is excited to be included in the official listings as a Motorhome Friendly Town, by the Motorhome Association of New Zealand
Road Trip - Midcanterbury

Motorhome Friendly Towns in Mid Canterbury are:

Ashburton, Methven and Rakaia

One of the major attractions of Mid Canterbury is it's beautiful scenery and the freedom to be able to experience this unique landscape. Camping is a popular choice for locals and tourists alike and we welcome you to experience nature in a responsible manner. 

We offer a huge range of Camping and holiday parks and we highly recommend that you stay at one of these homely and secure properties. 

Looking to get off the beaten track?  The Inland Scenic Route 72 is a stunning drive, its where the Canterbury Plains meet the Southern Alps. On one side, serene pastures and fields; on the other side, the rock solid beauty of New Zealand's longest, highest mountain range. Discover more at

*****Please note that the Taylors Stream freedom camping site on the Inland Scenic Route is closed due to safety issues.****

Freedom Camping opportunities are also available in Mid Canterbury,  please read and understand the Freedom Camping Policy to ensure you have a successful holiday.

Look out for this sign which indicates that the town has all the necessary facilities for motorhome travellers.