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Christchurch - Canterbury
Port Hills, Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury

Highlights

  • New Zealand's highest peak up close
  • Worlds largest dark sky reserve
  • Award winning wines in Waipara

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The mysterious of Muriwai

Muriwai is an impressive coastline with cliff-top trails to a huge gannet colony, with easy access and viewing platforms that let you get up close. The gannet colony is in residence from August to March. A windswept rugged coastline stretching 60 kilometres, and interrupted only by streams and rivers, makes Muriwai one of New Zealand's most spectacular black-sand surf beaches. You can hire blokarts, bikes and kites or simply take a stroll along the boardwalk that hugs the coastline and get a dose of fresh ocean air.

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