Land of the Crusaders, gateway to the Antarctic and home to the beloved Cantabrian culture – welcome to Christchurch! A city rich in history, renowned for great food, South Island hospitality and a world-class rapper to boot. A small area of the CBD is still closed to the public after the 2011 earthquake, but this is a city that bounces back so there’s never been a better time to witness the resilience and spirit of Christchurch. Surrounded by the majestic Southern Alps, lush vineyards and glacial lakes, Christchurch and its Canterbury backyard are not to be missed on a Tiki tour!
South of Christchurch
Reach New Zealand’s dizziest height in beautiful Mackenzie, home to Aoraki Mount Cook, which struts its stuff at 3754 meters and holds the highest mountain peak in NZ title. Get even higher exploring the Tasman Glacier by air or soaring over powder blue canals, turquoise glacial lakes and rich, golden landscapes in this magical part of the world.
Natural hot pools, gourmet dining, nature trains, North Canterbury Food and Wine trail, Waipara valley vineyards. Wot’s not to love? Hanmer Springs and Hurunui is the perfect getaway to escape the city and indulge yourself.
Head to the seaside town of Kaikoura and discover the famous whale watching hot spots, take some time out and enjoy a wilderness walks, soak up the rich Maori culture and gorge yourself with the endless fresh seafood.
East of Christchurch
Soak in everything this charming French inspired harbour town has to offer. Home to an ancient volcano and bustling port, spend hours leisurely exploring the boutique shops, galleries and gourmet eateries.