Canterbury is one of the most exciting and best-loved regions of New Zealand. You can enjoy plenty of great activities, from the ocean to the vineyards and mountains.
The ‘garden city' of Christchurch with its famed neo-gothic architecture is a beautiful city, where you can cycle along the riverside, indulge in fine dining and escape to nearby mountains and surf beaches.
Special offers in Christchurch & Canterbury
Flight offer – Save up to £90 pp
Book by: 28 November 2018
A spectacular escorted tour combining luxury coach and railway journeys, lake and fjord cruises, taking in everything from city slicking and quaint township sophistication to New Zealand’s stunning natural world.
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Book by: 31 January 2019
Voyage highlights: Scott and Shackleton’s historic huts, McMurdo (USA) and Scott’s Station (New Zealand) Visit Balleny Islands & Ross Sea Expedition cruising, glacier landings, Borschgrevink’s historic hut, Drygalski Ice Tongue, Dry Valleys and pack ice cruising.
Top itineraries in Christchurch & Canterbury
With boutique hotel stays and car hire included throughout, this curated road trip perfectly showcases the unique cultures and natural wonders of New Zealand's North and South islands.
Discover New Zealand's South Island, bringing all to life with an included glacier heli-hike, an overnight Doubtful Sound cruise and a journey on the iconic TranzAlpine train.
This tailor-made holiday combines the best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. You'll explore New Zealand's world-famous glaciers and remote fjords with a self-drive before discovering Australia's sacred Ayers Rock, stunning beaches and delightful waterside cities.
Top places to stay in Christchurch & Canterbury
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.
This ultra luxurious lodge sets the highest possible standards and in service, facilities, location and cuisine; four individual villas located on a working farm in a remote region of coastal beauty around an hours’ drive from Christchurch.
This member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World is best known for its innovative dining experiences and contemporary style.
Where to go in Christchurch & Canterbury
The sleepy French settlement of Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula, about an hour's drive from Christchurch along the Summit Road scenic route, is something of a local secret, drawing far more Kiwi holidaymakers than it does tourists.
The Canterbury region stretches from the ocean to the Alps and is a land of gentle plains and jagged peaks.
When to go to Christchurch & Canterbury
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