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Top Day Trips from Christchurch

There's something new and unexpected around every corner in Canterbury, with many gems within only a few hours' drive of Christchurch! We've put together our top day trips to help you get out there and make the most of your time in the region!

Cathedral Cliffs

Explore Hurunui

Explore the hidden gems of the Hurunui District.

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Hanmer Springs Pool Hydroslide Fun

Explore Hanmer Springs

The alpine town of Hanmer Springs, offers everything from ultimate relaxation to thrill seeking adventures.

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Akaroa Harbour

Akaroa-Nature’s Playground

There is so much to explore on the scenic 90 minute drive from Akaroa to Christchurch.

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Lyttelton Corsair Bay Beach

The Bays of Banks Peninsula

Take a road trip to discover the hidden gems of Banks Peninsula.

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Paddle board on Lake Camp

Enjoy Mid Canterbury’s Backyard

Discover a land of outstanding contrasts in Mid Canterbury.

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Kaikoura South Bay Walkway

The Ultimate Day in Kaikoura

Where the mountains meet the sea! Kaikoura is blessed with vast marine wildlife, delicious seafood, passionate locals and scenic hiking tracks.

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Couple at Devils Punchbowl

Take a Day Trip to Arthur's Pass

Arthur's Pass is all about nature and scenery and there's plenty of both to explore!

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Waikuku Beach photo by Nic Oram

A Day in Waimakariri

With so much to explore in the Waimakariri District, why not make a day of it!

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