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Region best known for

  • Christchurch City Rebuild
  • Ski Fields
  • Hanmer Springs
  • French Township of Akaroa
  • Canterbury Wine trails
  • Scenic Rail Journeys
  • World Buskers Festival
  • Mt John Observatory
  • Sky Reserve above the Mackenzie Basin
  • Aoraki / Mt Cook

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Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Akaroa, Kaikoura and Twizel

Often referred to as The Garden City, Christchurch is situated in the heart of the Canterbury region in the middle of the New Zealand’s South Island. Canterbury is home to a first-class selection of luxury accommodation, including boutique bed and breakfasts in Christchurch and picturesque retreats set among alpine landscapes in Hanmer Springs. Not to be outdone, the Mackenzie Country offers some of the best bed and breakfast and luxury lodge accommodation in South Canterbury. The Mackenzie District has one of the world’s cleanest, driest and darkest skies and Twizel is the perfect stopover midway between Christchurch and Queenstown. Twizel belongs to the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve. Take in some astro tourism and visit the Mt John Observatory. And of course, Mt Cook is a “must see”. View our selection of accommodation in Christchurch, Hanmer Springs and Twizel below.

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