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Ōtautahi Christchurch

Ōtautahi Christchurch is the city of exploration, a refreshing urban centre full of new secrets to discover. If you haven’t been here in a while, you’re in for a surprise. The city has been through some massive changes in the past few years, and the time has come to explore it all.

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Kaikōura

A 3 hours' drive north from Christchurch, you'll find Kaikōura - New Zealand's leading eco-tourism destination, with an amazing variety of marine and birdlife along its dramatic rugged coastline.

Kaikōura

West Coast

Between towering mountains and the crashing sea, the West Coast is bigger than anticipated and greater than you thought. If you yearn for something more from your holiday, real people, real towns and real experiences, then this is the place for you. This is - Untamed Natural Wilderness.

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Hurunui & Hanmer Springs

A place of relaxation and adventure for generations, Hurunui and Hanmer Springs is a premier Canterbury destination. With rugged coastlines, lush forests, thermal pools, and wineries – this area is popular year-round.

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Waimakariri

Only 20 minutes north of Christchurch’s hustle and bustle is a region of vast natural beauty, slower paced country towns and beach settlements all offering their own unique experience.

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Akaroa & Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula is one of New Zealand's most unique landforms. With endless hills, bays and hidden bush, this is Nature's Playground right on Christchurch's doorstep.

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Mid Canterbury

From the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, with stunning snow-capped Mt Hutt and bordered by impressive braided rivers and crystal clear lakes, Mid Canterbury offers an inspiring range of activities, complemented by genuine New Zealand hospitality.

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South Canterbury

A destination for families, foodies and adventure seekers, South Canterbury is the place to explore.

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Mackenzie

Clearest starry skies, highest mountains, vivid turquoise lakes, expansive golden grasslands - welcome to the Mackenzie Region!

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Arthur's Pass & Selwyn

From the majestic Southern Alps and Arthur's Pass, down the braided Rakaia and Waimakariri rivers and over the patchwork Canterbury plains to the vast coastal lake of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, Selwyn is the place to explore!

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Our Regions

Hero Christchurch Port Hills Standing Climbing

Christchurch - Your Basecamp for Exploration

Ōtautahi Christchurch is the city of exploration, a refreshing urban centre full of new secrets to discover. If you haven’t been here in a while, you’re in for a surprise. The city has been through some massive changes in the past few years, and the time has come to explore it all.
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  • Sunrise in Kaikoura

    Kaikōura

    A 3 hours' drive north from Christchurch, you'll find Kaikōura - New Zealand's leading eco-tourism destination, with an amazing variety of marine and birdlife along its dramatic rugged coastline.
  • Akaroa Harbour
    Credit: Akaroa & The Bays

    Akaroa & Banks Peninsula

    Banks Peninsula is one of New Zealand's most unique landforms. With endless hills, bays and hidden bush, this is Nature's Playground right on Christchurch's doorstep.
  • Couple at Arthur's Pass Store

    Arthur's Pass & Selwyn

    From the majestic Southern Alps and Arthur's Pass, down the braided Rakaia and Waimakariri rivers and over the patchwork Canterbury plains to the vast coastal lake of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, Selwyn is the place to explore!
  • Ferry Bridge Hanmer Springs

    Hurunui & Hanmer Springs

    A place of relaxation and adventure for generations, Hurunui and Hanmer Springs is a premier Canterbury destination. With rugged coastlines, lush forests, thermal pools, and wineries – this area is popular year-round.
  • Mackenzie Twizel Mirrored Lake photo by Rachel Stewart

    Mackenzie

    Clearest starry skies, highest mountains, vivid turquoise lakes, expansive golden grasslands - welcome to the Mackenzie Region!
  • Lake Heron Mid Canterbury

    Mid Canterbury

    From the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, with stunning snow-capped Mt Hutt and bordered by impressive braided rivers and crystal clear lakes, Mid Canterbury offers an inspiring range of activities, complemented by genuine New Zealand hospitality.
  • South Canterbury Braided River

    South Canterbury

    A destination for families, foodies and adventure seekers, South Canterbury is the place to explore.
  • Waimakariri Family Cycling

    Waimakariri

    Only 20 minutes north of Christchurch’s hustle and bustle is a region of vast natural beauty, slower paced country towns and beach settlements all offering their own unique experience.
Fox Glacier West Coast

West Coast

Between towering mountains and the crashing sea, the West Coast is bigger than anticipated and greater than you thought. If you yearn for something more from your holiday, real people, real towns and real experiences, then this is the place for you. This is - Untamed Natural Wilderness.

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Christchurch & Canterbury Deals

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The time to explore Canterbury and the West Coast is now. Stunning stays, fine fare and adventurous activities – it’s all here waiting for you. Make the most of our amazing regions with these special deals.

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Family on the Port Hills

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This place is a vast treasure trove of landscapes and experiences. Towering mountains give way to endless coastlines, rugged bush and unique land formations. Character towns and vibrant cities are gathering places of culture and activity. Christchurch – it’s just the beginning.

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