Regional Attractions

Akaroa

Akaroa

75 kilometres from Christchurch, a historic French settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. Colonial architecture, craft stores, and cafés. Relax in the sun at French Bay, or find a secluded beach. Go cruising on the harbour; view the stunning wildlife including the Hectors dolphins.

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is a world class spa experience set in a unique alpine environment. Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, nestled in the magnificent South Island high country. Experience the benefits of the natural mineral waters and clean, clear alpine air.