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

Omega Rental Cars, Christchurch Visit website

Omega Rental Cars Christchurch City has depots nationwide providing quality vehicles and first-class service. Our modern fleet of hire cars include sedans, 4WD stationwagons and . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Akaroa Marine Reserve

Akaroa is a very special place, visited by the world’s smallest dolphin, the Hector’s dolphin.  Read the story . . . 

Selwyn District Council Visit website

Sensational Selwyn stretches across the great Canterbury Plains and is bounded by the mighty Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers with Arthurs Pass National Park in the . . . More . . . 

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New Zealand theatre

What if you’re in one of our main cities – it’s evening and it’s raining? Why not go to the theatre! Read the story . . . 

3.7 /5
From $120
Aotea Motel Visit website

For the best in Christchurch accommodation, choose Aotea Motel situated in the heart of Christchurch. Your hosts Annette & Steve offer a complete range of . . . More . . . 

From $120
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Food and drink

Geraldine: tasty town

The South Canterbury town of Geraldine is home to some of New Zealand’s most successful food producers. Read the story . . . 

Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park Visit website

Set amongst trees and the picturesque shores of Lake Tekapo, our camping ground is the perfect place for a family getaway with a bed to . . . 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 . . . 

4.3 /5
From $125
4.3 /5
Alpine View Motel Visit website

We warmly welcome you to Alpine View Motel situated in a lovely garden setting with beach access – ideal for a lovely evening walk or . . . More . . . 

From $125
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4.5 /5
Addington Stadium Motel Visit website

FREE railway transfers to all TranzScenic train services. Adjacent to CBS Canterbury Arena (formerly Westpac Stadium), Addington Raceway,AMI Stadium and Twiggers Function Centre. . . . 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 . . . 

Middlepark Motel Visit website

Professionally operated and located in Sockburn / Upper Riccarton, Christchurch the Middlepark Motel offers quality accommodation at competitive prices. Our ground floor motel units and . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

4.7 /5
From $40
4.7 /5
Timaru TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Set in spacious parkland grounds, Timaru TOP 10 Holiday Park offers a selection of accommodation to suit every budget. Motel units, self-contained and ensuite units, . . . More . . . 

From $40
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