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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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 A visit to Christchurch is not complete until you visit the historic Botanic Gardens. Climb aboard one of our all-weather electric vehicles and tour in comfort to view some of the best examples of native and exotic flora in New Zealand. The Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour is an ideal activity for nature enthusiasts of all ages, allowing you to view some of the best examples of nati... More info

Victoria Park

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Spend a day in the outdoors cycling, walking, or running. Enjoy the peace and listen to native birdcall. Victoria Park on the outskirts of Christchurch offers a wealth of outdoor activities from the gentlest of walks to thrilling mountain bike tracks. Panoramic views of the city, the Canterbury Plains, the Southern Alps, and Pegasus Bay add a picturesque element to any visit to the park and ... More info

Mount Cook National Park

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700 square kilometres of awesome glaciers and snow-capped mountains, including 19 of the country's highest 20. Aoraki/Mount Cook is the crowning jewel, a must-see for any true nature lover. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park borders Westland Tai Poutini National Park, on the western side of the South Island, 4.5 hours from Christchurch, 6 hours from Greymouth, and is part of the Te Wahipounamu Sou... More info

Peninsula Seal Colony Kaikoura

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A few minutes' drive from Kaikoura town centre brings you up close to a seal colony. Park your car and view the seals in their natural habitat, with a backdrop of the Kaikoura mountains and coastline. The New Zealand Fur seal is a common sight  around Kaikoura throughout the year a small breeding colony scattered along the peninsula coastline. The seal population is predominantly male. ... More info

Castle Hill

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Midway along highway 73, Castle Hill got it's name due to the large grey boulders of limestone resembling the ruins of an old castle. With boulders reaching over 50 metres in height, it's quite a sight The huge boulders have drawn both Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia films to capture this unique landscape on film. The impressive natural formations continue to attract climbers,... More info

Devil's Punchbowl Falls

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Located in Arthur's Pass National Park, a spectacular fall of 131 metres that can accessed from the Devil's Punchbowl trail. The one hour return walk from Arthur's Pass Village includes footbridges, forest, impressive views of Arthur's Pass and of course a majestic waterfall. A turning a few hundred metres past the general store (heading towards Haast) is a carpark where you can pick up the ... More info

Christchurch Gondola

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Offering 360-degree views over Christchurch, the gondola provides visitors with a spectacular vista and fantastic photo opportunities. The journey to 500 metres above sea level takes about 10 minutes in a fully enclosed cable car.  At the top visitors can stretch their legs with a walk on one of the many Port Hills tracks or simply sit and take in the view stretches to the Southern Alps in... More info

Ballooning Canterbury

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Enjoy the magic of Canterbury from high above in the tranquil early morning skies. Ballooning Canterbury will take you on a stunning trip across the Canterbury Plains in a top of the range hot air balloon. Experience the peace of early morning air and watch the sun come up across the plains before landing and enjoying a glass of champagne, fruit and muffins. Ballooning Canterbury is a family... More info