Take a vintage train ride

Rated one of the top 10 train journeys in the world, the TranzAlpine will take you on a spectacular scenic journey from the east to the west coast of New Zealand.


Visit Akaroa Harbour

This beautiful, sheltered harbour is the only place in the world where you can swim with the world's smallest and rarest Hector's Dolphin.

Enjoy the culture

Experience the beauty of the Maori culture in its natural surroundings at the Mauri Cultural Experience. Be welcomed to Ko tane by a traditional powhiri (maori welcome), and enjoy an evening of interaction.


See Christchurch in bloom

Known as the Garden City, Christchurch has set aside more land for gardens than any other city in the world. There’s lots of garden tours that last a half-day.


Glow Worm Caves

Explore the unique underground adventure that the Glow Worm Caves supply visitors.


Go whale watching

The waters off Christchurch are teaming with Sperm Whales, sharks and a host of other giant sea life so we encourage visitors to take a half-day whale watching tour.

Oh Lord

No visit to Christchurch would be complete without visiting the areas close to the city used in the filming of the mega hit movies Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. There’s lots of “movie” tours you can choose from.


Cruise through Doubtful Sound

This is one of the most beautiful areas in the country and its serene setting will leave you speechless.


Kayak on Milford Sound

There’s no bigger natural attraction in New Zealand than this tranquil piece of real estate, which is arguably the country’s best known landmark.


Visit the Earthquake Museum

A few years ago, an earthquake devastated Christchurch and much of the downtown core was destroyed, including iconic Christchurch Cathedral. A museum remembering that event gives a unique insight into that natural disaster.