Alpine Pacific Tourism
The Alpine Pacific Triangle is the perfect touring route for the independant traveller seeking an authentic NZ experience. It links the region's biggest icons with some of its best kept secrets. You can experience Hanmer Springs (New Zealand's Alpine Spa Village), the Waipara Valley's award winning wines and the marine mammals of Kaikoura. The entire circuit is 370km (229 miles) and is best enjoyed over a few days.
Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Tourism
French culture, Maori history, stunning volcanic scenery and swimming with dolphins summarises the legacy of natural and human heritage on this special peninsula of land east of Christchurch. Use Akaroa as the base to explore hidden bays, get close to nature and re-discover the joie-devive that makes life worth living.
Ashburton District Tourism
Stretching from the alps to the ocean, and bordered by impressive braided rivers, the Ashburton District (one hour south of Christchurch International Airport) encompasses the Ashburton, Methven/Mt Hutt, Mt Somers Highcountry and Rakaia areas. Adventure, skiing, hiking, golf, fishing, hunting,, ecotourism, heritage, art, gardens, and a LOTR filmsite location.
Central South Island Tourism
A region of sweeping plains, rolling hills and unspoilt coastline. Set against a backdrop of the spectacular Southern Alps, the region is diverse, authentic and full of unexpected discoveries. It is on one hand a patchwork quilt of agricultural & horticultural endeavour, on the other a welcoming region where genuine Kiwi hospitality thrives and virtually any interest can be pursued or holiday indulgence satisfied.
Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism
The Christchurch and Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island is the complete holiday experience. Adrenalin filled adventure experiences, breathtaking scenery, world-class shopping, friendly people, pulsating nightlife, peace and tranquility beyond compare - and all within three hour's drive of New Zealand's second largest international airport. Nowhere else in the world will you find so much, so close.
The Mackenzie is one of New Zealand's most refreshing and energising areas to visit. Encompassing Aoraki Mount Cook, Aotearoa's tallest icon, it is home to the South Island's most beautiful lake and alpine scenery and the warmest, most hospitable people that you'll meet. From adrenalin to relaxation - the Mackenzie has it all.
Experience the Selwyn District stretching from the Southern Alps to the sea, providing an incredible variety of breathtaking scenery from the Canterbury Plains to the stunning high country landscape of Arthurs Pass and Lake Coleridge. Experience the Great Alpine Highway, the spectacular scenic route from Christchurch to the West Coast.
Waimakariri, only minutes north of Christchurch, is a natural adventure playground for all ages. Mountains, foothills, rural plains, rivers and beaches offer experiences for exploration, recreation and space to relax. Take yourself in a journey through the lifestyle country district of Waimakariri and immerse yourself in true New Zealand experiences.
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