New zealand short break in christchurch with a perfect location to tap into the best the South island offers from boutique wine trail in North Canterbury, wildlife encounters with dolphins and penguins in Akaroa or a chance to relax in geothermal hot springs in Hanmer Springs. Kaikoura is a marine wildlife encounter with the denzeins of the deep, whales and consider a guided kayaking tour of Kaikoura’s marine world.
And want a few more days to explore the area around Christchurch, Canterbury. Consider exploring inland Canterbury on a road trip passing through picturesque towns such as Waimate with its Knottingley Park and Victoria Park. Enjoy Ashburton, its interesting transport museums and Geraldine with its heritage streetscape, delis and foodie market finds. Enjoy winter sports from the comfort of Methven and consider the possibility of a world class TranzAlpine train trip through the Arthurs Pass to the West Coast. Arthur’s Pass National Park in the Southern Alps is only two hours by car. Plan a Duntroon day road trip, travel guide, things to see & do finding extraordinary rock formations.
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