Aoraki Mount Cook National Park: home to our own Everest

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3000m, including New...


The road to Mount Cook. © Abhishek Baadkar

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Aoraki Court Motel Visit website

New motel complex opened January 2013. Studio and 2-brm luxury units. Each unit has stunning views of the Mt Sefton and the surrounding Southern Alps. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Boating: Kiwis on the water

Going to the beach, lake or river for a splash is so commonplace in New Zealand, we seldom spare a thought for those in land-locked in places, thousands of kilometres from the shore. Read the story . . . 

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From $130
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Pegasus Gateway Motels Visit website

Opened in 2008. Away from the city, but in touch with so much. Our spacious apartment-style units will make you feel so comfortable you will . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Banks Peninsula: land of volcanoes and mini dolphins

On Banks Peninsula you can sleep under the stars in a glass house, swim with miniature dolphins and dine on amazing local food all in the same day... Read the story . . . 

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From $30
North South Holiday Park Visit website

We are situated 5 minutes from Christchurch Airport on State Highway 1 on the North/South bypass, 15 minutes from Christchurch city centre. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Mid-Canterbury: the South Island’s best-kept secret

It doesn’t get more classic South Island than mid-Canterbury. Rural meets high country meets big mountains meets even bigger skies... Read the story . . . 

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Golden Mile Motel, Tavern and Restaurant Visit website

AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION IN CHRISTCHURCH Your hosts Murray and Tania would like to welcome you to the Golden Mile Motel, Tavern & Restaurant. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Mackenzie: for lovers

Lording over the Mackenzie region, Aoraki Mount Cook has become a symbol for what could easily win the unofficial 'most beautiful region in New Zealand' competition. Read the story . . . 

Hanmer Springs Attractions Visit website

Lift your spirit in Hanmer Springs. Before or after you enjoy pampering at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa, try a little adventure amongst . . . More . . . 

The Arts Centre Visit website

The Arts Centre Open seven days Make a day of it Visit the Arts Centre and immerse yourself in a beautiful historic precinct that features . . . More . . . 

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From $90
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Coachman Motel, Tours & Rentals Visit website

Our motel is located close to Canterbury University, College of Education, Addington and Riccarton Racecourses, Westpac Sports Arena and shopping mall, restaurants and supermarket 2min . . . More . . . 

From $90
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Things to do

Our marine reserves: treasures under the sea

In essence, the very simple overriding edict for a marine reserve is no take. Nothing may be removed: not fish, not seaweed, not stones, not feathers or shells off the beach. Read the story . . . 

Kaikoura Tour Visit website

Join us as we travel to the picturesque seaside village of Kaikoura to meet the local wildlife! This full day tour includes a scenic drive . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Inland Scenic Route 72: Christchurch loop

Round trips are immensely satisfying. There’s a pleasing symmetry in ending up back where you started, a closing of the loop, a real sense of achievement. Read the story . . . 

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