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Canterbury, New Zealand

Canterbury

Visit Canterbury

Introduction

The Canterbury region stretches from the ocean to the Alps and is a land of gentle plains and jagged peaks.

Here you can ski, play golf, bungee jump, go white water rafting, mountain biking, whale watching, and visit top-class wineries and gardens.

The north Canterbury district of Waimakariri is another place in which to experience the great outdoors. Jet boating through the Waimakariri Gorge, golf, riding and sailing on the Kaiapoi River are a few of the activities available.

Food and wine tasting is another regional pleasure. Olive groves, vineyards and fields of organic vegetables cover much of the landscape, which also has a scattering of rural towns such as Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Pegasus Town, Woodend and Oxford. A host of farmers' markets, roadside stalls, cafes and restaurants offer food from local farmers, cheesemakers and food artisans.

Top itineraries in Canterbury

New Zealand by Motorhome

20-day motorhome self-drive from £3,515 pp incl. flights

From the subtropical beaches of the Bay of Islands, the geothermal pools of Rotorua and wine lands of Hawke's Bay to the majestic glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef and the towering peaks of the Southern Alps, New Zealand is home to some of the world's most spectacular driving routes.

Wilderness Highlights of New Zealand

23-day tailor-made self-drive from £6,615 pp incl. flights

Discover the spectacular landscapes of New Zealand's north and south islands on this fly-drive holiday, which includes a journey across the Southern Alps aboard the iconic TranzAlpine Express.

Culinary Highlights of New Zealand

25-day tailor-made self-drive from £6,455 pp incl. flights

With a focus on food and wine, this luxury fly-drive covers many of New Zealand's highlights, taking in the everything from the rolling vineyards of Hawke's Bay to the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps.

New Zealand Highlighter

14-day escorted tour & rail journey from £4,835 pp incl. flights

Beginning in Auckland in the North Island, this 14-day escorted tour from leading tour operator APT winds its way through the length and breadth of New Zealand, taking in the country's star attractions along the way.

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Top places to stay in Canterbury

Otahuna Lodge, Christchurch

Small & intimate lodge

Built in 1895 for Sir Heaton Rhodes, Otahuna Lodge is a stylish and elegant Victorian mansion set with beautiful manicured gardens on the outskirts of Christchurch on New Zealand's stunning South Island.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

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