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Inspiring guides for your holiday to Canterbury & Christchurch
Nestled in the spectacular beauty of the Southern Alps, Canterbury is an utterly incredible region to explore. The characterful, charming city of Christchurch is the perfect complement to this region, featuring a fantastic range of wonderful things to do and see.
Our handy expert guides are fantastic for travel inspiration, including the region's greatest highlights, must-sees and top tips.
Christchurch is the centrepiece of, and gateway to the Canterbury region, renowned for its spectacular natural landscapes, wineries and range of winter and summer attractions. View our rundown of our favourite day trips.
While New Zealand is filled with spectacular natural wonders, wildlife is abundant too, on land and in the water, with opportunities to watch for whales, dolphins, penguins, seals and more.
Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital, with something to keep outdoor-lovers happy all year round, from skiing, cycling and rafting to hiking, bungy jumping and sky diving. Use this base for day trips to historic gold mining towns, national parks and scenic sounds.
Wellington's a compact capital city with a diverse mix of European and Maori culture, shopping, food and a bustling harbour. And a great base for day trips to islands, nature reserves, vineyards and beaches.
New Zealand ranks highly in top travel spots, with lush rainforests, beautiful mountains and beaches, abundant wildlife and hot springs. Aim for three to four weeks, with options to tailor-make a perfect trip.
Prepare for a majestic mix of rugged coastlines, sparkling glaciers, forested mountains, arresting national parks, fabulous vineyards, and adrenaline-fuelled activities in New Zealand’s South Island - an outdoor wonderland roughly half the size of the UK.
If you’ve been inspired to take a Tolkien-themed holiday to New Zealand, then you’ll be pleased to know that there is a wealth of locations and other points of interest running the length of the country that can be visited.