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Christchurch Is Just The Beginning


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.

At the centre of this region is Ōtautahi Christchurch, your basecamp for exploration.

It’s time to discover the real New Zealand.

Christchurch - It’s just the beginning.

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Hurunui Hanmer Springs West Coast Waimakariri Arthurs Pass & Selwyn Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Mid-Canterbury Aoraki Mt Cook Mackenzie South Canterbury CHRISTCHURCH Kaikōura

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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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.

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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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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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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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Ashley Gorge River

The Waimakariri You Didn’t Know

Stacked with adrenalin adventure and serene escapes, natural wonders and character towns, Waimakariri is well worth the short jaunt up the road from the city.

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Discovery Trail

Christchurch’s Wine Playground – North Canterbury Wine Region

Just north of Ōtautahi Christchurch, you'll discover one of the most exciting wine destinations in New Zealand.

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