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Canterbury (South) - Reasons to Stay Longer

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Highway 6 Highway 1 Highway 1 Highway 1 Highway 73 Highway 77 Highway 79 Highway 8 Highway 82 Highway 83 Highway 83 Highway 8 Highway 85 Highway 85 Highway 87 Highway 80 Highway 8 Highway 7 Highway 75 Canterbury Bight Lake
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Take your time to discover 'all good' Christchurch / South Canterbury region. Click on the numbers. Where to Stay in Canterbury South
  • Christchurch

    Adrenalin Forest is a multi-level aerial obstacle course that is designed to progress you higher and higher into the trees with activities like rope bridges, tarzan swings, nets, flying foxes and of course loads more more...
    Christchurch Bike and Walking Tours’ specialise in personalised, fun, and informative experiences that incorporate the past, present and future rebuild of Christchurch more...
    Explore Christchurch in heritage style. Back on track on the city streets with a newly extended route, the Trams offer a unique experience combining history and sightseeing more...
    Christchurch’s premier day tour provider invites you to join us on one of our fun and exciting attractions in and around the Christchurch and Canterbury region more...
    Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand’s best, award winning tourist attractions more...
    Punting on the Avon is an iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed. Let the gentle waters of the Avon River ripple by as you sit back on deep cushioned seats and experience life as it should be more...
    Come racing on our track at 50kph firmly seated in our specially developed dual Sulkies, behind real champion pacers at full speed. A worlds first technology more...
  • Akaroa

    Home of the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world, the Hector’s Dolphin, an eco-tourism cruise out on Akaroa Harbour is the perfect way to view these amazing creatures, along with fascinating bird life and other curious and entertaining sea mammals in their natural habitat more...
    To add to the many attractions that the beautiful Akaroa harbour provides, we specialize in giving the more adventurous an unforgettable jet boating experience, a harbour tour mixed with a bit of adrenalin, a must for those seeking that something extra! more...
    Akaroa's only eco-tourism certified dolphin swimming operator. Listed as Lonely Planets 'Top 10 Marine mammal experiences in the world' your Hector's dolphin adventure awaits... more...
    Spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife make Banks Peninsula and Akaroa world famous. Hectors dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, Albatross & more are all on display during your cruise more...
    Sail with the dolphins in the crater of an extinct volcano on New Zealand’s oldest gaffed rigged ketch and enjoy the wildlife of Akaroa Harbour up close more...
    Tour the largest Australasian Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. Get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures more...
    The Giant's House - A historic Akaroa house with original artworks, terraced gardens with sculptures and mosaics. Very Unique. A creative feast and a wonderful experience more...
  • Lyttelton

    Experience the thrill of Paragliding with Parapro, Christchurch’s only full-time Paragliding School and the South Island’s only certified training facility for paramotoring more...
  • Geraldine

    Made in NZ and still on a corner of the original family farm, Barker's of Geraldine has a wonderful Kiwi heritage and a sensational range of products more...
    All our chocolates are made with Barry Callebaut Belgian chocolate. Everything is done by hand - right down to the tempering of the chocolate. Our ingredients are mainly sourced locally, contain no additional sugar and have no added preservatives more...
    Geraldine Observatory is owned and operated by Peter and Wyn Aldous. Peters Observatory is fully equipped, the Celestron C14 telescope is set up roboticly and used for Supernova hunting (exploding stars) more...
    The Orchard Café has a tantalising selection of food including all-day breakfasts, full meals, kid’s menu and cabinet food and great coffee with ever-changing specials. Many of the cakes, biscuits and slices are made on-site more...
    On display are over 1400 exhibits. These include 101 tractors from 1912 onwards, including the oldest working tractor in New Zealand and thirty vintage cars from 1905 more...
    Talbot Forest Cheese is totally committed to quality and flavour. We make cheese the way it used to taste more...
    Enjoy a very different shopping experience at the Cottage Pantry & Gallery in central Geraldine village. A vast selection of preservative and additive free products, an art gallery and selection of high quality crafts. more...
    Welcome to The Running Duck, Geraldine where you will find great burgers, great coffee, great shakes and some sweet kiwi favorites... you can't go past cheerios & sauce or potato chip & dip more...
  • Darfield

    High Country Journey’s is a week long, fully catered self drive 4x4 journey that takes you into the heart of the South Island High Country, through a network of station tracks, from Canterbury to Central Otago. more...
    For international visitors tours take up to 3 hours and include viewing seasonal farming activities, sheep dog mustering, sheep handling and lamb feeding (in season) more...
  • Methven

    Cosy 2 screen cinema (35 or 15 seater) showing quality movies. Mainstream blockbusters and Indie films. New FX licensed bar opened April 2013 more...
    Our bakery is 100% preservative free to ensure a fresh flavour experience and optimal health benefits.Our bakery is 100% preservative free to ensure a fresh flavour experience more...
  • Twizel

    Our scheduled tours have a maximum of only 9 people per tour and, with only a short traveling time to the location, you get an informative, personal and fun tour experience more...
    Aviation Adventures offers a unique aviation experience! We operate the only two-passenger-seat open-cockpit biplane over New Zealand's most spectactular scenery - Mt Cook and the glaciers! more...
  • Fairlie

    If you are looking for a fly fishing vacation of a lifetime, you will love the Central South Island of New Zealand more...
    The walking track covers 46 kilometres over 3 nights, or 50 kilometres over 4 nights, and takes you through untouched native tussock and alpine terrain of the Four Peaks mountain range more...
    Wide open, uncrowded runs filled with all day sunshine, terrain to suit all levels of skier and boarder and miles of fresh untracked snow are part and parcel of what makes Mt Dobson Ski Area so unique more...
  • Lake Tekapo

    The flight of a lifetime, the “Grand Traverse” is a spectacular scenic flight that explores the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks and shows you the region like no other flight more...
    Join Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking by sharing the natural beauty in one of the most natural forms of transport available, in a saddle more...
    Scenic flights range from 20 to 60 minutes and take you over the spectacular alpine scenery of the Mount Cook region including Franz Josef glacier, Fox glacier and Lake Tekapo more...
    The ultimate day out, with something for everyone! more...
  • Arundel, Peel Forest


    CANYONING! The new must do adventure activity in New Zealand. Our canyons are down hill action adventure – we drive you to the top. Jump, slide, abseil/rappel, zip, flip and enjoy natures water fun park! more...

    Peel Forest

    At Hidden Valleys, we take you off the beaten track to explore and discover rivers and mountains you never thought existed more...
    This is your opportunity to experience life before the car and enter a relaxed age, trekking through some of the most gorgeous countryside in South Canterbury more...
  • Hororata

    Escape to a world of peace and tranquility. Hot Air Ballooning is a magical experience and a flight with Ballooning Canterbury offers panoramic views across the fertile Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps more...
  • Okains Bay

    The Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum is a must see destination on Banks Peninsula. The exhibits include a working Blacksmith's shop, a print shop, a saddlery, the restored school and the former Akaroa grandstand more...
  • Springfield

    For Christchurch jetboating, look no further than the Alpine Jet, which operates in the spectacular Waimakariri River canyon through the foothills of the Southern Alps more...
  • Staveley

    The Station Farm Shop provides a range of beautiful fresh meat, dairy products, honey all sourced from Mt Somers Station as well as traditional preserves and other premium local food products more...
    Established in 1876, the Staveley Store is nestled under the Mid-Canterbury foothills in the heart of one of New Zealand’s friendly tight-knit rural communities, serving delicious home-baked goods and light lunches more...
  • Waimate

    Ride quiet surefooted horses, over the breathtaking snow capped Southern Alps and high country stations, through snow fed rivers and alongside Alpine lakes more...


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