Combine historic architecture and perfectly manicured parks with all the buzz of a contemporary metropolis and you have Christchurch – the South Island’s biggest city. The best way to see Christchurch’s unique heritage and vibrant persona is to take a tram ride through the tree-lined streets or go punting down the Avon River. Those wanting a slightly different perspective can take in the outstanding views of Lyttleton Harbour, Banks Peninsula and the Canterbury Plains from the Gondola or even take a hot air balloon ride across the city sky. When in Christchurch be sure to visit the immaculate Botanic Gardens as well as the International Antarctic Centre, which provides a great Antarctic adventure for people of any age. Those fascinated by the animal kingdom should visit the one of the wildlife parks, you’ll see all sorts of animals in peaceful and attractive surrounds. Seeking culinary indulgence? Then head north to Waipara Wine Valley where you’ll find an abundance of wineries and accompanying restaurants – you can even do a wine tour by horse and coach. For even more relaxation visit Hamner Springs to soak in the hot pools or wander through the serene forest trails.
- Accommodation for 3 nights in double occupancy
- Return airport transfers
- Visits as per itinerary