Christchurch & Canterbury From lush vineyards to the sky-piercing Mt Cook, natural thermal waters to wild coastlines, Christchurch and Canterbury is a region of remarkable contrast. It’s a place to relax and rejuvenate. Marvel at the landscape where you can walk, cycle, drive, climb, ski or swim. Only an hour or two from Christchurch along the coast sits the seaside resort of Kaikoura, which is where the mountains plunge into the sea, creating deep trenches just offshore that in turn provide perfect feeding grounds for whales, dolphins and seals. Similarly a couple of hours in the opposite direction leads to Lake Tekapo, which is bordered by some of the country’s highest peaks, providing a beautiful backdrop to those essential adventure activities.
Hotels 1 The George 2 Chateau on the Park 3 Rydges Latimer 4 Novotel Christchurch Cathedral 5 ibis Christchurch 6 Distinction Christchurch Hotel
North Hagley Park
Victoria Square Convention Centre
TRAM & GONDOLA COMBO Departures & Duration: Daily Combine 2 of Christchurch’s best attractions; Tramway and Gondola. These tickets can be used on different days during visitors’ stay in Christchurch. A great way to see the high and lows of the Garden City. Let the Christchurch tram take you around the ‘must-see’ central attractions. Combine that with the unique experience of the Christchurch Gondola. HANMER SPRINGS THERMAL POOLS AND SPA - SUPER PASS Departures & Duration: Daily Relaxing rock pools, soothing sulphur pools, an array of water jets and bubbles can be enjoyed here. Kids can take pleasure using the activity pool, lazy river and water slides plus there are private pools, sauna and steam rooms and a luxurious spa (local charge) - all just 90 minutes north of Christchurch. to travel through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Continue your tour by road into the snow-capped Southern Alps, the breathtaking beauty of the Otira Gorge and the magnificent photo opportunities at viaduct lookout and Otira. Enjoy lunch in Arthurs Pass. ARTHURS PASS TOUR WITH TRAIN, LUNCH & FARM TOUR Departures & Duration: 10 hours Join your coach to travel through the rural pastoral scenes of the Canterbury Plains. At Springfield, board the TranzAlpine train
AKAROA DAY TOUR (FROM CHRISTCHURCH)
Departures & Duration: 9 hours, Daily Head off in the morning on a full-day tour to the picturesque and unspoilt old French whaling depot of Akaroa on the stunning Banks Peninsula. Stop at the Hill Top to experience panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour and then visit the cheese factory at Barry’s Bay to sample some fine New Zealand cheese. After lunch board a 2-hour cruise around the harbour to look for dolphins, penguins and seals. KAIKOURA WHALE WATCHING FLIGHT - 30 MINUTE FLIGHT Departures & Duration: 1 hour, Daily Experience Kaikoura’s mighty Sperm Whale, playful Dusky Dolphins and majestic scenery from above! With towering mountains, panoramic ocean views and a year-round whale and dolphin population, Kaikoura is truly spectacular. From your own window seat of a high winged aircraft, enjoy the opportunity to clearly view and photograph Kaikoura’s marine wildlife during a 30-minute flight. BIG SKY STARGAZING Departures & Duration: approx 90 mins, Daily (weather permitting) The Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve is the largest in the world and for this tour you will be the centre of it all. Unleash your imagination as you discover our neighbourhood in the universe including the Southern Cross, seasonal ecliptic objects, planets, star clusters, moons, distant galaxies and even our very own galaxy, the spectacular Milky Way.
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