Great Canterbury Road Trips

Breathtaking scenery, thrilling adventures and world class food and wine. It's all just around the corner on a Canterbury road trip. We've created some amazing journeys, check them out and plan your road trip adventure today.

Rakaia Gorge

Famed for its ski experiences, Mid Canterbury also has a diverse range of activities to enjoy year-round. Choose from white-water rafting, skydiving, golfing, visiting gardens of blazing blooms, uncovering relics of aviation and transport history, hiking or mountain biking, nature trails or experiencing traditional rural hospitality.

Exploration

Looking for big scenery and big experiences to help you escape the mundane 9-5 gruel? We Can Do Exploration in Canterbury.

Adventure

Looking for a short break filled with heart pumping activities in epic locations? You Can Do Adventure in Canterbury.

Relaxation

So you need some time out from the hustle, bustle and everyday chores of life? Well we Can Do Relaxation in Canterbury.

Food

Experience the best of New Zealand’s produce with a short break in Canterbury. From locally made cheese to the finest wines. We Can Do Food & Wine in Canterbury.

Taiko

Journey to South Canterbury, New Zealand's heartland. This is a region of sweeping plains, rolling hills and unspoiled coastline. South Canterbury is where Kiwi hospitality thrives and virtually any interest can be pursued or holiday indulgence satisfied.

TranzAlpine

Stretching across the Canterbury Plains from the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Alps, Selwyn is home to mountain vistas and New Zealand's highest altitude settlement, Arthur's Pass.

Kaikoura coastal road

The Alpine Pacific Triangle encompasses three of Canterbury’s best recreation destinations and unique environments. You could spend a day on the trail visiting each of the main centres or a week exploring each nook, cranny and community along the way.

View from Hilltop Tavern

A picturesque 90 minutes' drive from Christchurch lies Akaroa. Take in sweeping harbour views and spend a leisurely day exploring boutique shops, galleries and gourmet eateries, or swim with the rare Hector's dolphin.

72 Canterbury - Glacier

If you only had 72 hours in Canterbury, what would you do? We got 2 Sydney-siders, Andrew and Dominique, to design their ideal Canterbury long weekend and then they won the opportunity to experience it!

72 Canterbury - Segway

If you only had 72 hours in Canterbury, what would you do? We got 2 Melbournites, Peter and Kerryn, to design their ideal Canterbury long weekend and then they won the opportunity to experience it!