Heaps of skiing and loads of spectacular scenery are on offer with this itinerary, which can also be reversed. Ride or ski pristine snow at all the ski areas, no matter what level skier you are.
If you’ve never tried skiing at night, Coronet Peak is the place to do it. You’ll be awe-struck by the night sky that blankets Tekapo. Relax and kick back in Wanaka or get to know the locals in Methven.
You'll fly over the Southern Alps and descend into Christchurch. Look out the window and you may even see skiers on the slopes at Mt Hutt!
Arrive at Christchurch International Airport and grab your rental car which will give you flexibility as you travel around Canterbury.
Spend the rest of the day in Christchurch. Check out the new Cardboard Cathedral, the Pop-up Mall, gently glide down the Avon on a punt, or ride the tram. This evening enjoy some of the quirky dining establishments in suburbs such as Addington, Sydenham and Merivale.
Christchurch city promises an eclectic mix of historic elegance and contemporary culture. As the gateway to the South Island, it's a must on any itinerary.
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