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Christchurch - Canterbury
Whale watching in Kaikoura , Christchurch - Canterbury

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Marlborough
Queen Charlotte Track, Marlborough

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Nelson
Kayaking the Abel Tasman , Nelson

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West Coast
Fox Glacier, West Coast

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Wanaka
Rob Roy Glacier Track, Wanaka

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Queenstown
Kawarau Bridge Bungy, Queenstown

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Hooker Valley Track, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Omarama Hot Tubs, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

Kaikoura is known for mesmerising marine encounters.

Highlights

  • Whale watching & marine encounters
  • Catch & eat crayfish
  • Coastal walks

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Marlborough

Marlborough

Take in the best of the land & sea on Queen Charlotte Track.

Highlights

  • Queen Charlotte Track
  • Award-winning wineries & fresh seafood
  • Cruise or kayak Marlborough Sounds

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Nelson

Nelson

Among its many wonders is the Abel Tasman National Park.

Highlights

  • Abel Tasman Coastal Track
  • Sea kayaking
  • Stunning coastal scenery

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West Coast

West Coast

This is a region of untamed natural wilderness & glaciers.

Highlights

  • Punakaiki Pancake Rocks
  • Walk on Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers
  • Hiking and tramping

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Wanaka

Wanaka

This alpine wonderland is every outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

Highlights

  • Mount Aspiring National Park
  • Hiking & tramping
  • Wanaka TOwn's vibrant café culture

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Queenstown

Queenstown

THE place for adventure, fun, relaxation and indulgence.

Highlights

  • Cycle the Queenstown Trails
  • Bungy, Jet boating
  • Refresh in a hot tub

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Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

Walk amidst mighty peaks & gaze at clear skies - truly epic!

Highlights

  • Hiking Hooker Valley Track
  • Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
  • Cruising the Tasman Glacier

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Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

Turquoise lakes & majestic views are plentiful in Canterbury

Highlights

  • Cycle along turquoise lakes
  • Omarama Hot Tubs
  • MacKenzie Country views

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Journey from the north to the south and back again on this South Island adventure. 

Discover the diversity of Christchurch before driving along the region's scenic coastline to enjoy a marine wildlife haven – Kaikoura. After your fill of encounters with whales, dolphins and fur seals, head to the Marlborough wine region to savour a glass of world-class Sauvignon Blanc matched with the other local delicacy, greenshell mussels. Food and wine is the perfect way to round up your adventures on the Queen Charlotte Track, a spectacular journey by foot or bike through the Marlborough Sounds.

Next on your journey, the sunny Nelson region houses three national parks, including the Abel Tasman National Park. This coastal gem can be explored by boat, foot or kayak.

To the south of the Nelson region, West Coast is renowned for its untamed natural wilderness, glaciers and impressive rock formations that date back 30million years! From here make your way to another outdoor playground – Mount Aspiring National Park in Wanaka region. Nearby Queenstown presents picture perfect alpine cycle trails, a smorgasbord of outdoor activities, a buzzing nightlife and plenty of opportunities to unwind (including hot tubs).

Heading back north to the Canterbury region, walk amidst mighty peaks in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park – a paradise for hikers. Cycling along turquoise lakes, cruising along icy glaciers and soaking in the epic MacKenzie Country views from the comfort of a hot hub in Omarama are other regional highlights to be enjoyed before heading back to funky Christchurch.  

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