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Christchurch & Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues. Bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop. Funky Christchurch city and the vast Canterbury region have plenty to keep you busy, whether you're a shopaholic, wild adventurer or history buff.

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Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $4721

Escape and enjoy New Zealand's majestic South Island. Visit the rugged West Coast, enjoy two nights in picturesque Queenstown, cruise the Milford Sound, discover the Scottish town of Dunedin and marvel at the mighty Mt Cook.

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights) $5,625

See New Zealand's splendor on a 15 Day North and South First Choice guided expedition. Be amazed by the Waitomo Caves, Wellington, Franz Josef Glacier, Mt Cook, Queenstown and more!

Duration: 16 Days (15 Nights) $7314

Experience all the iconic attractions of the North and South Islands without breaking the budget. This popular tour includes an extensive list of attractions including the breathtaking Milford Sound cruise and the world famous TranzAlpine rail journey, and finishes with 2 nights in the spectacular Bay of Islands.

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights) $8407

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes of New Zealand all at a leisurely pace. Visit all the -must see' attractions through the North and South Islands as well as some of the lesser known regions such as the art deco city of Napier and the food and wine regions of the Wairarapa and Blenheim.

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights) $9167

The ultimate small group tour combining four spectacular rail journeys and five scenic cruises including the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise. Travel on our ultimate small group touch coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle with 2 door access and panoramic windows.

Duration: 23 Days (22 Nights) $6260

Discover it all on this bucket list itinerary! Explore Australia's vibrant city of Sydney, take a cruise to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and enjoy an overnight train journey onboard The Ghan. Head across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand and visit the picturesque resort town of Queenstown, enjoy a spectacular Milford Sound cruise and experience the Maori culture in Rotorua. Complete your ultimate itinerary with a relaxing three night stay in the tropical island paradise of Fiji.

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights) $3795

Explore the spectacular South Island on a 10 Day First Choice guided expedition. Be amazed by Arthur's Pass, Punakaiki, Mt Cook, Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound, Queenstown and more!

New Zealand's second-largest city, Christchurch, is known as ‘The Garden City', which around 340,000 people call home. Within two hours of an international airport, you can ski, play golf, bungee jump, go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching, and visit world-class vineyards and gardens. Where else in the world can you do that?


Top Things to See and Do: 

  1. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  2. Take a guided bike tour of Christchurch city
  3. Ride the Waimakariri River in a jet boat
  4. Go whale-watching by boat or air
  5. Meet the local dolphins on a dolphin encounter
  6. Land on the Tasman Glacier in a ski-plane
  7. Explore Aoraki Mount Cook National Park 

Weather/ Climate: 

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius)  Seasonal Comments
Spring  7°C to 17°C  
Summer 12°C to 22°C  
Fall  8°C to 18°C  
Winter 2°C to 12°C  

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