Nature & Heritage Highlights

Christchurch - Canterbury
Christchurch City, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Julian Apse

Central Otago
Wine tasting in the vineyards, Central Otago

By Tourism Central Otago

Christchurch - Canterbury
French market in Akaroa, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

Waitaki
Moeraki Boulders, Waitaki

By Miles Holden

Christchurch - Canterbury
Cycle along the banks of Lake Pukaki, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Miles Holden

Dunedin
Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, Dunedin

By David Wall

Waitaki
Omarama Hot Tubs, Waitaki

By Julian Apse

Central Otago
Otago Rail Trail, Central Otago

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Recommended experiences in Christchurch

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Christchurch - Canterbury

CHRISTCHURCH

Start your joruney in this vibrant city.

Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city centre by tram
  • Discover the evolving street art culture
  • Take in the views from the Port Hills

Recommended experiences in Central Otago

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Central Otago

CENTRAL OTAGO

Amazing vineyards, townships and scenery.

Highlights

  • Sample Central Otago’s premium wines
  • Try your hand at curling in Naseby
  • Cycle historic Otago Central Rail Trail

Recommended experiences in Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury

AKAROA, CANTERBURY

Explore this coastal French settlement

Highlights

  • Savour local produce at farmer’s markets
  • Dive into marine adventures at Akaroa 
  • Scenic bike ride along Banks Peninsula

Recommended experiences in Waitaki

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Waitaki

WAITAKI

Local heritage surrounded by stunning landscapes.

Highlights

  • ­Explore the unique Moeraki Boulders
  • Discover Victorian history in Oamaru
  • Try gliding over the Mackenzie basin

Recommended experiences in Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury

CANTERBURY

Explore turqoise lakes and NZ's highest peak.

Highlights

  • Explore the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail
  • See the world's largest Dark Sky Reserve
  • Witness NZ's highest peak up close

Recommended experiences in Dunedin

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Dunedin

DUNEDIN

Discover local history and unique native wildlife.

Highlights

  • Edwardian beauty of the Railway Station
  • View Albatrosses in their native habitat
  • Discover historic Taieri Gorge Railway

Recommended experiences in Waitaki

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Waitaki

WAITAKI

Local heritage surrounded by stunning landscapes.

Highlights

  • Soak in heated mountain water at Omarama
  • Explore the unique Moeraki Boulders
  • Discover Oamaru’s Victorian precinct

Recommended experiences in Central Otago

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Central Otago

CENTRAL OTAGO

Explore local history & landscapes by bike.

Highlights

  • Cycle historic Otago Central Rail Trail
  • Meet the winemakers of Central Otago
  • Explore the gold mining heritage

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