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Top Things To Do in Christchurch

1. See the “World’s Leading Antarctic Attraction”

Christchurch is home to the International Antarctic Centre and this award-winning attraction gives you an opportunity to have an interactive Antarctic experience. This means that you can experience real snow, a snow storm, see blue penguins and ride a real Antarctic all-terrain vehicle! An experience not to be missed!

2. Visit Kaikoura

Kaikoura is a seaside settlement that is located off the coast of Christchurch. This picturesque place is overlooked by snow-topped mountains and is the ideal place for those wishing to watch whales and swim with dolphins. There are so many others things to see and do here and with many fine restaurants serving local wine it is worth booking accommodation and staying more than one day.

3. Get hot at Hurunui’s Hammer Springs Thermal Reserve

If you are looking to treat yourself then look no further than Hurunui’s Hammer Springs as this is the premier spa location. Whether you are looking for total indulgence or looking for fun rides in a complex selection of pools, this is the place for you.

4. Visit Mount Cook

Visiting Mount Cook will take planning as it is approximately a five hour trip (on a scenic coach tour) from Christchurch but a trip here is very worthwhile. Mount Cook has some of the most spectacular views you will ever see in your life. You can also walk along one of the many paths to experience the wilderness of these Southern Alps.

5. Go to Arthur’s Pass

Arthur’s Pass is a National Park located in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Again, visiting this park will take some panning due to its location and getting to the location itself is an experience in itself as the journey involves bridges, waterfalls and viaducts! The park is home to many walks over mountainous areas as well as by the riverbeds and beech forests.