The Garden City
Enjoy the stunning drive over the Port Hills to the only French settlement in New Zealand.
Walk a track, bike the Little River Trail, swim with the dolphins, go on a harbour cruise, sign up for a garden tour, enrol at the Cooking School or taste local food & wine at one of the many excellent restaurants.
Costs: for up to four people (guide & vehicle only): $835 per day.
Kura Tāwhiti, Castle Hill Basin
Drive over a mountain pass, past lakes & braided rivers.
Mountain bike or off-road hike, walk amongst the majestic Castle Hill Rocks, visit a high country station & its colonial farming museum, jet boat the braided Waimakariri River, walk Cave Stream (underground walk, in pitch blackness).
Costs: for up to four people (guide & vehicle only): $850 per day.
Drive, bike, walk to the Port Hills summit where you will have stunning views of the Pacific Ocean right up towards the Kaikoura Mountains.
There are excellent biking & walking trails. View the Antarctic explorer, Captain Scott’s historic hut & WW2 gun emplacements.
Costs: for up to four people (guide & vehicle only): $775 per day day
Take a vehicle from Christchurch, along the Canterbury Plains, to Springfield. Hop on the TranzAlpine scenic train going to Arthurs Pass, where you will get off & meet your guide.
Stretch your legs on an alpine track through beech forest & meet the cheeky kea before returning to Christchurch via Castle Hill Basin.
Costs: for up to four people (guide & vehicle only): $900 per
Wine & Food
Discover the Waipara Region: With some of the finest wine & food in the country. Take in breathtaking views over mountains, rolling hills & grape country.
Bike the Waipara Bike Trail & partake on the way, walk the Waipara River Walk, or drive to vineyards, it's your choice.
Costs: for up to four people (guide & vehicle only): $800 per day.
New Zealand’s newest city. See the top scenic and urban highlights, rebuilt following the devastation of the 2010/11 earthquakes. Walk it, or bike it (this is the ‘City of Cycling’) or drive it.
A few extra km's of travel will take you to Sumner & the Port Hills for a panoramic view of Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains & Kā Tiritiri o te Moana Southern Alps.
Costs: for up to four people (guide & vehicle only) $755 per day, $380 per half-day
Gather a group of your best-golfing friends and play some holes at great golf courses.
From country to world-ranked & everything in between. Diversity of landscapes, mountains to beach golf locations all within a few hours drive of each other & Christchurch.
Costs: for up to four people (guide & vehicle only) $755 per day and $380 per half-day.
See the snow at unique local ski areas including Mt Hutt, Porters, Mt Cheeseman, Broken River, Craigieburn, Temple Basin.
Your choice according to whether you want a day playing in the snow, lunch in the mountains or riding peaks.
Heli-skiing takes place within the same mountain ranges.
Costs: for up to four people (guide & vehicle only): $900 per day.
Walk or mountain bike an alpine track, visit high country stations (for a garden or farm tour), witness colonial farming history, jetboat the Rakaia River, or enjoy a game of golf at Terrace Downs.
Great views can be had of the extensive Canterbury Plains.
Costs: for up to four people (guide & vehicle only): $900.