Christchurch Is Just The Beginning
Slopes, streets and sea to nightlife, shopping, and eats, Ōtautahi Christchurch is just the beginning of your winter different adventure!
Combine ski runs with relaxing hot pools. Après-ski with mates atop a city rooftop bar or with dolphins. From glaciers to stargazing do winter different this year.
Christchurch City - Winter 'Must Do' GuideWinter is coming! Don't spend all your time rugged up at home, the crisp, cool days of winter is the perfect time to get out and explore the city.
Slopes For EveryoneA guide to Canterbury’s extraordinary range of ski fields.
Non-Skiers Family Holiday In Christchurch’s BackyardThe ultimate winter family holiday is more than skis and snowboards. Round up the kids, the parents, the grandparents for goodness sake – your mid-year family getaway is about to get much cooler. Geothermal hot pools, ice skating, snow tubing – even an award-winning playground – get out there and explore more.
Get Your Adrenaline Ski FixWith epic terrain and in the right snow conditions, The Central South Island’s fields offer thrills and spills.
Top Ski Experiences Right On Christchurch’s DoorstepSki the unique runs of The Central South Island.
Cruise The Blue TrailsExplore The Central South Island's plethora of intermediate trails accessed by either T-Bars or chairlifts.
The Best Après Ski Experiences in CanterburyMake the most of your time on and off the field this winter, here's our hot tips.
The Top Winter Activities in CanterburyDiscover the magic of Winter in Christchurch and Canterbury. Explore the mountains by ski or train. Unwind in thermal hot pools. Gaze at the stars. Enjoy the best après ski experiences.
Unique Adventures In Mid CanterburyThe Ashburton District is a true underrated South Island gem. Here's a few reasons why you need to visit.
Top 7 Winter Activities In ChristchurchConditions shut the ski field? Rain lashing down? Bit chilly? Wipe away those raindrops my friend, because Ōtautahi Christchurch has you covered (literally) for things to do on a wintery day.
Methven - The Ski Town That’s Got It AllSurrounded by dramatic mountain backdrops and the epic blue-green waters of the Rakaia River, the small resort town of Methven is a chilled place (‘scuse the pun) to explore Mid Canterbury during winter. An abundance of outdoor activities will jam-pack your day before Methven’s nightlife takes over.
Alpine Village Haven Near Ōtautahi ChristchurchHanmer Springs is the ultimate holiday destination, with a mix of relaxation, adventure and family-filled activities. Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, it’s it an easy road trip for Cantabrians and a short drive for visitors arriving into Christchurch Airport.
Explore Our Regions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A destination for families, foodies and adventure seekers, South Canterbury is the place to explore.
Clearest starry skies, highest mountains, vivid turquoise lakes, expansive golden grasslands - welcome to the Mackenzie Region!
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!
Great Alpine Highway
Stretching across the Canterbury Plains from the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Alps, enjoy mountain vistas, a Lord of the Rings film location, and New Zealand's highest altitude settlement, the alpine village of Arthur's Pass. Continue on this great highway to the untamed natural wilderness of the West Coast.
Alpine Pacific Touring Route
Unlock the gems of North Canterbury on a 3-day itinerary or savour the magic over 5 days. The Alpine Pacific Touring Route highlights 450 km of spectacular coastal and alpine townships and unique environments.
North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail
Combine family-owned vineyards with an innovative approach to viticulture, and throw in close proximity to Ōtautahi Christchurch and you've got the North Canterbury Wine Region. The region is home to more than 90 vineyards, most of them independently owned by a tight community of local families.
Inland Scenic Route 72
Take a relaxing journey through the heartland of New Zealand. Visiting thriving country towns, see historic buildings and country museums. In addition to traditional farming, the area produces cheeses, truffles, saffron, olives and mead. You'll discover delightful picnic and camping places across the route.
South Canterbury Heritage Trail
A destination for families, foodies and adventure seekers. Travel through breath-taking scenery, rugged farmlands and heritage areas. Visit New Zealand's highest peak, largest glacier and in the evening take in the gold status international dark sky reserve.