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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Woodend Beach Holiday Park Visit website

Quiet and peaceful holiday park. 30km north of Christchurch, turn off SH 1 at Woodend Hotel and follow road 3.5km to Holiday Park entrance. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Kaikōura: where crayfish and mountains meet

Kaikōura is a magical place where the mountains literally meet the sea – it’s as if a fairytale land has been imagined into real life. Read the story . . . 

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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises Visit website

AKAROA HARBOUR NATURE CRUISE (Black Cat Cruises) - your Hectors dolphin guarantee! yes we guarantee you will see dolphins or come again another day for . . . More . . . 

Antigua Boat Hire & Cafe Visit website

Take out a canoe, kayak, paddle boat or traditional rowboat or Canadian canoe on the Avon River to see the beauty of Christchurch Botanic Gardens. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Alpine Pacific Triangle: Christchurch to Kaikōura (and back again)

The Alpine Pacific Triangle takes you from Christchurch to Kaikōura, to Hanmer Springs and back again. Enjoy whale watching, hot pools and wineries. Read the story . . . 

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Focus Motel & Executive Suites Visit website

FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, FREE OFF STREET PARKING at our new superior 14-unit complex, just across the road from the Christchurch Casino. Visit Christchurch Botanic Gardens, . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Coastal Kaikōura: magnificent marine life

Dozens of whale species are represented in these waters: most about as close to whale-watching tourists as they can get without actually hitting the beach. Read the story . . . 

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From $100
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Strathern Motor Lodge Visit website

Central location in Christchurch. Easy 15-minute walk to city centre (Cathedral Square), 10-minute walk to Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens and Canterbury Museum, 5-minute walk to . . . More . . . 

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Lincoln Motel Visit website

Newly completed and opened in March 2012.We offer 21 self-contained luxury motel units, non-smoking, double glazed, heat pumps, flat screen TV's, with a selection of . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Hikurangi Marine Reserve

Visiting this reserve is an unparalleled opportunity to see whale, dolphin and seabird species, often in large numbers. Read the story . . . 

Glenstrae Farm 4 Wheeler Adventures Visit website

For an unforgettable family experience you can't go past, Glenstrae Farm 4 Wheeler Adventures. You will be guided over this 1600-acre, third-generation working farm, with . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Arthur's Pass: to the other side

Today the landscape of Arthur's Pass is punctuated with small towns that cling to the geography despite harsh wind, snow and mercurial populations. Read the story . . . 

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From $145
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Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge Visit website

Great Sea Views from most units Air Conditioning Free High Speed WIFI Quiet Double Glazed Units Luxury accommodation in prime central location on the main . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Cheviot: secret spots and sheep sculptures

Cheviot is a blink-and-you-miss-it place with an often mispronounced name. It’s CH as in church, not SH as in… sheep. Read the story . . . 

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