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.
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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 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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