Christchurch to Wellington via Marlborough

7 Days


Christchurch to Wellington Central


  • Whales & wineries
  • Queen Charlotte Sounds
  • Wellington's cuisine

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This exciting coastal journey can either be travelled by car or on the Coastal Pacific train. Explore the vibrant city of Christchurch before making your way north to Kaikoura for amazing marinelife encounters.

Spend time in Marlborough, home to some of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc and the stunning Queen Charlotte Sounds. From Picton, you'll catch a ferry across Cook Strait to enjoy the diverse culture and cuisine of Wellington.


See Christchurch's amazing transitional Cardboard Cathedral

Photo by Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

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Spend the day in Christchurch

Christchurch - Canterbury

Take the time to find out what makes this ever-evolving city unique. Christchurch is brimming with innovation and creativity as it rebuilds after the earthquakes of 2011. Visit the transitional Cathedral made of cardboard, or the pavilion made from pallets which hosts events most days of the week. The city also boasts new and diverse restaurants, cafes, bars and night clubs.

And of course Christchurch's iconic activities are still a favourite, showing off its old-English charm. Visit the stunning botanic gardens, enjoy a relaxing punt on the Avon River, and ride the historic tram.

Christchurch tram city tours


Christchurch is one of the world’s most unique destinations, combining urban regeneration and innovation with heritage, culture and exhilarating activity.

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