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Canterbury's Fantastic Après Ski

Phil's Best Kept Canterbury Secret #27

From the alpine village of Hanmer Springs and the French-inspired village of Akaroa, to stargazing at Lake Tekapo and scenic flights around Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, some of the world's best après ski experiences start in Canterbury, New Zealand.

After a day on the slopes, visitors to Christchurch and Canterbury choose from some truly well kept secrets:

  1. Visit the alpine spa village of Hanmer Springs and soak in the natural thermal pools.
  2. Put on a pair of ice skates at Lake Tekapo and take a dip in the hot springs.
  3. Café-hop and browse boutique shops in the seaside village of Akaroa.
  4. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine at The Hermitage in Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park.
  5. Get cosy in front of the fire in Arthur's Pass Village, New Zealand's highest altitude settlement.