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Christchurch & Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues. Bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop. Funky Christchurch city and the vast Canterbury region have plenty to keep you busy, whether you're a shopaholic, wild adventurer or history buff.

10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island. Visit the rugged West Coast, enjoy two […]

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15 Day New Zealand Splendour

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights)

See New Zealand’s splendor on a 15 Day North and South First Choice guided expedition. […]

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16 Day Ultimate Explorer

Duration: 16 Days (15 Nights)

Experience all the iconic attractions of the North and South Islands without breaking the budget. […]

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19 Day Ultimate Discovery

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes of New Zealand all at a leisurely pace. Visit […]

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19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise, & Coach Experience

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

The ultimate small group tour combining four spectacular rail journeys and five scenic cruises including […]

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New Zealand's second-largest city, Christchurch, is known as ‘The Garden City', which around 340,000 people call home. Within two hours of an international airport, you can ski, play golf, bungee jump, go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching, and visit world-class vineyards and gardens. Where else in the world can you do that?


Top Things to See and Do: 

  1. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  2. Take a guided bike tour of Christchurch city
  3. Ride the Waimakariri River in a jet boat
  4. Go whale-watching by boat or air
  5. Meet the local dolphins on a dolphin encounter
  6. Land on the Tasman Glacier in a ski-plane
  7. Explore Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

Weather/ Climate: 

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius)  Seasonal Comments
Spring  7°C to 17°C
Summer 12°C to 22°C
Fall  8°C to 18°C
Winter 2°C to 12°C
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