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4WD and Jet Boat Adventure from Christchurch
"Your day will begin with a pickup from your hotel lobby. At approximately 8:30am your exciting adventure will start. Enjoy a scenic drive from Christchurch with commentary by your informative and entertaining Kiwi guide.Four-wheel drive on a work where you will see spectacular scenery from the High Country over the Canterbury Plains. After this get your adrenaline pumping with a 45-minute jet boat ride on the mighty Waimakariri River including all the thrills and spins on the Hamilton Jet.Enjoy a Kiwi style BBQ lunch and after lunch you will be transferred you back to your Christchurch accommodation. This is a fantastic day for those wanting to get out of the city for just over half a day.""""Join this tour to experience this exciting 4WD and jet boat package. Enjoy a scenic 4WD adventure in the High Country of Canterbury as well as a thrilling 45-minute jet boat ride. With a delicious BBQ lunch included you are sure to have a blast. You’ll be delivered back to your Christchurch accommodation mid-afternoon."
From NZD279.00
 
Full-Day Alpine Safari 4WD tour including TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch
Your day will begin with a pickup from your Christchurch accommodation in one of our purpose built land cruises. From there you will be taken into the High Country where you can enjoy a 2-hour off-road adventure on a working sheep and cattle station. Take"""The Alpine Safari Tour is an all-inclusive full-day tour which includes a scenic four-wheel drive adventure a thrilling jet boat ride a short nature walk a Kiwi style barbecue lunch and a return journey from Arthurs Pass to Christchurch on the world famous TranzAlpine Train."title=Highlights&1=Full-day+adventure+by+4WD%2C+boat+and+train&2=Ride+across+a+working+sheep+and+cattle+station&3=Explore+the+rugged+landscape+of+New+Zealand%27s+South+Island&4=Cruise+the+Waimakariri+River&5=Take+the+famous+TranzAlpine+train+through+the+m
From NZD429.00
 
Full-Day Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch
"This full-day tour includes a scenic drive from Christchurch over the Canterbury Plains before arriving in Kaikoura. Once in Kaikoura make your way to a lookout to enjoy the breath-taking views. Next make your way around to a seal colony before heading into Kaikoura for some free time to explore and maybe have some lunch. Then board a modern catamaran for an exciting whale watch tour. This tour offers up-close encounters with the giant sperm pods of dusky dolphins and endangered wandering albatross.On the return journey to Christchurch you have the opportunity to stop and enjoy a wine tasting from a local vineyard. A perfect way to end a fantastic day.""""Leave the city behind and come on a scenic 4WD journey over the Canterbury Plains. This tour is sure to suit everyone with an included whale watch tour on a modern catamaran
From NZD320.00

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getting around

Rent a car is highly recommended in New Zealand, especially the South Island. Hertz and Europcar are the 2 market leaders. With Hertz, for the automatic compact group, usually they give you a Toyota...
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Getting There

We flew into Christchurch from the Gold Coast, Australia. I didn't have my camera with me in the plane, and I missed out on the most beautiful views of the mountains and the paddocks with their crops...
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Bus Exchange

On 25 October the two temporary bus exchanges will merge into one single central bus exchange which will make connecting bus journeys easier and quicker. The new exchange will not be on the same site...
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Canterbury's Main Port

Lyttelton on the Bank Peninsula where the first Settlers arrived, nowadays the big Cruiser Ships bring Tourism to the Regionand the Port still is very importand to ship in to Antartica, supplying the...
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Jun 23, 2006

you are a long way

way from home.....in miles the distance 'tree' at the Christchurch Airport shows how far! the wishing well..'well' for people how leave the country. throwing a coin into the well, to have a good...
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Oct 16, 2003

Christchurch intern. Airport

Christchurch's international Airport is the second biggest in New Zealand, just after Auckland.but its importants is in the Connection to the Antarctic...with several flight during the...
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Oct 16, 2003
 
 
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by Train

they are great ways to travel in Canterbury,the Roads are good,no real Highways, as in the sense of Europe or America though, and the Speedlimit is as everywhere in NZ, 100km on the few Highways we...
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Oct 13, 2003

on the Road

many nice Bridges to be passed. slow down, some are only for passing one car at the time. a sign shows you who has the right of first passage. and keep left, left, left!!speedlimit on open roads...
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Oct 10, 2003

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449 Memorial Ave, (formerly Quality Hotel), Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 1409, New Zealand
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146 Esplanade,, Kaikoura, 7300, New Zealand
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75 Rue Jolie, Canterbury, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8161, New Zealand
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2 Lochinver Ave, 7999
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31 Craigie Avenue, Timaru, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8601, New Zealand
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4 Woodbank Road, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Top Things to Do in Canterbury

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City Center

Our time in Christchurch was limited to a day and a half as we were leaving Christchurch in the afternoon for a flight to Sydney. With this in mind decided that an easy way of seeing something of...
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Castle Hill

Look familiar? Castle Hill was the site of the battle scens in the movie 'Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe'. It is in a privately owned station on the road from Christchurch...
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Whale Watch Kaikoura

Kaikoura's Whale Watch is a great way to get off the shore and see some unique wildlife. Great for kids and adults, they offer many tours throughout the day and have good, competent and knowledgeable...
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Church of the Good Shepherd

Situated on the edge of Lake Tekapo the church was built in 1935 and the first church built in the Mackenzie Basin. Because the Church of the Good Shepherd has caught the attention of the world,many...
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Ashburton Aviation Museum

Located at the old World War II Ashburton Airport, the Aviation Museum is worth a visit for any aviation enthusiasts. You find an interesting array of aircraft from New Zealands flying history. The...
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International Antarctic Centre

The Snow Storm room at the International Antarctic Centre is a well sealed safe environment with real snow. The temperature is set at -4C but at pre-determined times during the day a 'storm' occurs...
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"A Little Bit of Everything"
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"Home of the Red and Black"
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"Canterbury"
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"Canterbury - Home of the Crusaders"
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"Journey to Mount Hutt"
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