Things To Do

Explore Canterbury

In glorious Canterbury you'll find many different worlds in the one region. From stunning coastlines to snow-capped mountain ranges, with grassy plains and clear lakes in between. Canterbury has action and adventure, breath-taking scenery and deep relaxation - something for every traveller.

Visit New Zealand’s Garden City, Christchurch, for a stroll along the Avon River and wander through sprawling Hagley Park - it’s especially gorgeous at the moment with all the spring blooms. Christchurch  is the ideal place to base yourself to explore the surrounding area, but is also a vibrant and interesting city in its own right that prides itself on transformation and innovation. Wander the city centre and indulge in the exciting bar and restaurant scene, head out to the beaches at Brighton, or hire a bike and cruise some of the city’s excellent cycle trails.

Only one and a half hour’s drive from Christchurch is Hanmer Springs - a charming alpine spa resort situated at the base of the Southern Alps. Start your day mountain biking through picturesque scenery, then rest those weary muscles soaking in a natural spring hot pool then end the day with sumptuous wine and cuisine from the local area - could there be a day better spent?

Stunning Kaikōura is a hit with all visitors - the combination of beautiful scenery and exciting adventures is a winner. Famous for its amazing marine wildlife, you can spot not only whales but seals, dolphins and albatrosses too! Keen fishers can join a fishing charter and pull up something fresh for dinner, or for more relaxed ocean fun, kayak your way around the ruggedly beautiful coast.

When visiting Canterbury you can stay with Heritage at Heritage Collection The White Morph in Kaikoura,  Heritage Hanmer Spring or Heritage Christchurch.

Central Christchurch

Take time to explore the city by double-decker bus, vintage bicycle, gondola, tram or classic Edwardian punt – or grab your walking shoes and discover bars, eateries and an eclectic mix of boutique shops by foot. 

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Christchurch Attractions

There’s plenty of attractions in Christchurch and all attractions offers plenty of fun-filled activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy. 

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Thermal Pool and Spa

Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment or just relax in the therapeutic thermal pools.

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Outdoor Adventure Activities

Action packed adventures await you at Hanmer Springs. From skiing to trout fishing and everything in between.

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Whale Watching

A popular attraction is whale watching, where you can observe the whales either from above in an aircraft or by boat right beside them.

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The Kaikōura Region

While known for its marine wildlife the Kaikōura coastline and mountain range offer beautiful scenery.  There is a range of local activities and attractions to visit while in Kaikōura.

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