Coastal and mountain experiences combine to make Canterbury a place where there's something for every traveller. In Canterbury you'll find many worlds within one region. Popular tourism destinations in Canterbury include Christchurch City, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, Timaru, Lake Tekapo and Mt Hutt.
Exclusive chauffeured / guided off-road Lord of the Rings and Custom Made tours from Christchurch. One day to six weeks throughout the Southern Alps and South Island. Friendly experienced hosts, small groups (Min 2, max 8). Magnificent views guaranteed, no crowds or coaches, unlimited photo stops, homemade refreshments and meals, homely Kiwi accommodation. We offer exclusive quality, not quantity.
Welcome to Absolutely Fabulous Southern Lakes Tours! Ideal for couples or family groups of all ages. Very family friendly with no age restrictions. Four-day Lord of the Rings tours. Christchurch to Queenstown, Milford Sound and beyond plus four-day Southern Lakes Sightseeing Tours. Option to fly out of Queenstown or return to Christchurch. Tour vehicle is exclusively reserved for you.
We provide the only environmentally sustainable and exciting harbour cruise around Akaroa Harbour. Enjoy an encounter with wildlife, on their terms, without disrupting their environment. Our 47-foot classic ocean sailing yacht, Manutara, is one of the last A-Class keelers built. Enjoy a 2.5-hour sail experience cruise around Akaroa Harbour, with basic, personal sail training included.
Comfortable four-star Qualmark-rated accommodation furnished with tasteful decor. Studio and family units all with queen-size beds, Sky TV and BBQ area. Accessible accommodation. Offering an ideal balance between convenience and tranquility. Kaikoura is a magical destination located between Christchurch and Blenheim. Experience the rugged coastal alpine scenery, whale watching, dolphin swimming, diving and an abundance of eco-tourism related activities.
Adventure Horse Trekking invites you to experience the breathtaking snow capped Southern Alps and high country stations while riding quiet surefooted horses. Journey through snow fed rivers, alongside Alpine lakes, and on time-worn trails used when Aotearoa was first settled. Accommodation options vary from 100 year old musters huts to historic cottages or the oldest and most haunted NZ pub.
Enjoy the thrills of offroad motorcycle and quadbike fun, riding the best high country trails in New Zealand. Trails suitable for novice to experienced riders. Coaching can be arranged for beginners. Includes transport from Christchurch, all riding gear, experienced guide, snacks, drink, latest model trail and quad bikes from 100cc to 450cc. Half-day/day tours departing daily all year.
Adventure Trailrides New Zealand offer corporate tours allowing us to put your team through their paces on an enduro motorcycle or atv quad bike in Christchurch. Our tours are suitable for beginners with coaching available and we can cater for up to 16 people. Single or multi-day options are available as well as lunch or corporate meals.
Air Milford proudly operates the only Cessna Caravan aircraft based in Queenstown. This aircraft offers leather seating, quiet air conditioned comfort and great viewing for all passengers. It is one of the safest aircraft flying today. Eco-tours, aircraft charters, fishing, hunting and personalised tours. Flights to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, the Southern Alps and Glaciers.
Airpark Canterbury is a privately owned-and-operated 24-hour / 7-day Christchurch Airport car parking facility offering the most cost-effective parking in the area. Just 4 minutes drive from the airport, there is short and long term options with 620 well marked car-parks, including dedicated mobility parking and floodlighting. Free airport drop-off and pickup via our Mercedes courtesy vehicle.
Scenic flights over the South Island’s spectacular Southern Alps. Our high wing Cessna seats five and provides fantastic viewing and photo opportunities. Enjoy unimpeded views as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty. Scenic routes include Mt Cook & West Coast Glaciers and the Rangitata Headwaters. Airport transfers from Christchurch to Queenstown or anywhere in between.
Spectacular and unforgettable Grand Traverse scenic flights of the Mount Cook and Westland World Heritage Parks. Explore the alpine wonderland of New Zealand's highest mountains and largest glaciers on this incredible flightseeing experience. Depart hourly from Lake Tekapo, Glentanner Park and Franz Josef on modern, well equipped aircraft. All window seats.
Sail with dolphins on New Zealand's oldest ketch—Fox II. See penguins, seals, albatross, and other sea birds. A real sailing experience; as crew, or just relax. Quiet, eco-friendly green boat, two masts, six red sails. Food, refreshments, complimentary coffee/tea. 2.5 hour cruise, departing 10:30am and 1:15pm from Main Wharf, Akaroa late Dec-May. Satisfaction guaranteed! Private charters. Company functions. Weddings.
Stunning views across the majestic Akaroa harbour, and only a 300-metre walk to the main street—the ideal getaway from busy city life. Only an 85 kilometre drive from Christchurch. A full range of campsite facilities including a swimming pool, BBQ area and TV Lounge. Accommodation catering to all needs, from self contained units to budget cabins to spacious camp sites.
Kaikoura has the greatest number of different seabirds in a small area. View these birds in their natural environment. Birds include albatross, petrels, shearwaters, terns, shags and gulls. Experience the sensation of getting close to the mighty albatross, one of the world's largest flight birds.
Imagine spending your holiday on one of our exhilarating trail rides in the high country of New Zealand's South Island. Guided horse riding pack trips from two hours to twelve days though the North Canterbury high country. View spectacular scenery: snow-capped mountains, vast river flats, crystal clear lakes and rivers.
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You asked - we answered! At long last we are offering a Lego Mindstorms Robotics session for 5 - 10 year olds! This 60 minute session will introduce children to programming, robotics and mechanics in a fun and ...
Where: Imagination Station, Christchurch City
Address: 113 Worcester Street, Christchurch City
From: 12:00pm on Monday 28th September 2015
To: 5:30pm on Friday 9th October 2015
Whether you are a beginner or have done stop motion before, come along to this session to develop your stop-motion skills! In this course you will learn how to make your own LEGO stop-motion animated movie. We will cover ...
Where: Imagination Station, Christchurch City
Address: 113 Worcester Street, Christchurch City
From: 4:30pm on Monday 28th September 2015
To: 3:30pm on Friday 9th October 2015
The SCAPE Public Art Education Programme aims to give young people a positive opportunity to reconnect with the city through the SCAPE 8 New Intimacies artworks, which add vibrancy and an exciting element to the changing ...
Where: SCAPE 8 Art Central, Christchurch City
Address: Corner Gloucester & Colombo streets, Christchurch City
From: 10:00am on Monday 5th October 2015
To: 2:30pm on Friday 13th November 2015
On Monday 5th October at Jetts Clubs all across the country, treadmills will be working overtime as members stride out for Heart Kids. Heart Kids is the only NZ charity in New Zealand that supports Kiwi children and ...
Where: Jetts Fitness, Christchurch City
Address: 75/55 Main North Rd, Papanui, Christchurch City
From: 7:00am on Monday 5th October 2015
To: 7:00pm on Monday 5th October 2015
Dismemberment; amputation; whichever adjective you use, death is a severance that when experienced will leave a person forever changed. With humour, poignancy and raw honesty, Amputation of Personality explores the ...
Where: The Open Stage, Christchurch City
Address: 510 Hagley Ave, Christchurch City
From: 7:30pm on Monday 5th October 2015
To: 8:20pm on Wednesday 7th October 2015
Japanese Film Festival from Monday 5 October - Thursday 8 October 2015 at Cinema 4, Hoyts Northlands, Christchurch Presented by Consular Office of Japan, South Island JET Alumni Association, Monbukagakusho Scholarship ...
Where: Hoyts Northlands, Christchurch City
Address: Northlands Shopping Centre, Main North Rd, Papanui, Christchurch City
From: 6:30pm on Monday 5th October 2015
To: 8:45pm on Thursday 8th October 2015
5 day School Holiday Adventure Camp for 10-13 years. Day 1- Meeting at Governors Bay, we will take a leisurely walk along the coastal track to Living Springs. We spend the afternoon settling into our cabin ...
Where: Living Springs Camp and Conference Centre, Banks Peninsula
Address: 218 Bamfords Rd, Allandale, Banks Peninsula
From: 9:00am on Monday 5th October 2015
To: 3:00pm on Friday 9th October 2015
The dancers of Dance Exchange present the unique work of Australian choreographer Russell Dumas through a series of intimate and discrete showings to small audiences. Throughout the week, Dance Exchange will engage the ...
Where: Showbiz Christchurch, Christchurch City
Address: 369 St Asaph Street, Christchurch City
From: 11:00am on Monday 5th October 2015
To: 8:15pm on Friday 9th October 2015
Can you complete our school holiday challenge? If you can find "Ken the Kiwi" in our wooden maze, you can enter the draw to win a prize! Great fun for the family and we have special school holiday family ...
Where: Tothill's Mazes, Christchurch City
Address: 493 Shands Road, Hornby, Christchurch City
From: 10:00am on Saturday 26th September 2015
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 11th October 2015
Presented alternate weeks by our Quiz Masters Jono and Ben. Questions are created by Carlos, Man of Love. Prizes go to the top three teams. Get your team together and book a table for an evening of entertainment, trivia ...
Where: The Twisted Hop, Christchurch City
Address: 616 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch City
From: 7:00pm on Monday 5th October 2015
To: 9:30pm on Monday 30th November 2015