Christchurch, New Zealand’s oldest and the South Island’s largest city has a beautiful river The Avon River /Ōtākaro which flows through the centre of the city and out to an estuary. Rich with both English heritage and a vibrant feel of the city rebuild.  

Witness the urban regeneration works of the city as it strives to recover from the devastating 2011 earthquake and restore its neo-Gothic architecture.

All within a two and a half hours drive, you will be able to ski, play golf, bungy jump, go white-water rafting, mountain biking, whale watching and visit world-class vineyards and gardens. This makes Christchurch an excellent pitstop for your New Zealand adventure.

Check out our list of suggested activities.