Marlborough Wine and Vineyard Tour
Marlborough's famous Sauvignon Blanc calls. Enjoy the aromas and textures of Marlborough's iconic wines on this full day tour of our vineyards.
Visit the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch. See the sights in different ways on guided tours by punting, gondola or tram to name a few ways.
Christchurch is found on the east coast of South Island is well known for its English heritage but also as being a city that is vibrant and in transition after the Earthquakes of Canterbury 2010 and 2011. Christchurch bounced back with energy and resilience that is evident in the creativity and innovative new attractions for all to see. There are still the old popular attractions too!
It is the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island with a population of around 370,000. Thankfully there are plenty of beautiful gardens, parks and tree-lined streets for all residents and tourists to enjoy. It is also why the city is known as the ‘Garden City’.
Thanks to the ‘alps’ and the beaches along with the usual attractions, Christchurch, in or around, has many exciting things to do and see suitable for all ages and price ranges.
There are great adventures to take when you decide to visit in Christchurch such as a private tour guided trip to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Here you can meet New Zealand’s equivalent to Africa’s Big 5, kiwi, tuatara, kaka, kea and takahe.
Other reasons why you should take a trip to Christchurch include the city’s art scene, the food scene, entertaining events and festivals, the choice of either hiking or biking up a mountain in the morning and surfing and swimming at the beaches for the afternoon. All available within easy reach of each other.
Christchurch is certainly unique in many ways!
One research company for New Zealand had a great reply to this question - tomorrow. In other words, Christchurch is a place you can visit at any stage during the year. There is always something to do whatever the weather such as indoor guided tours of museums when it is raining. The busiest and possibly the more expensive time of the year is from December to February, summer time, but the weather is great.
The prices in Christchurch are quite reasonable for tourists and for a major city cheaper than the likes of Wellington, the capital city. A nights accommodation starts from US$50 / 70NZD for a basic hotel. An evening meal in a good restaurant will cost from US$13 / 18NZD. A fast food menu meal is around US$8 / 11NZD. Get a daily Metrocard for traveling on local buses as it is cheaper than individual fares.
Decide what you want from your trip to Christchurch and book well in advance including any private guided tours to major attractions. When here during the summer months, it is vital that you keep applying a high factor suncream as the ultraviolet rays are strong at this time. On group tours, never stray away on your own and be aware of your surroundings especially if the area you are visiting is crowded.
Christchurch's climate is temperate and relatively dry, it rains less here than the other main cities in New Zealand. In general, all year round the weather is comfortable except for the winter nights when it can be cold. The temperatures during the summer months range from 21-23 degrees Celsius and in the winter months, the ranges are from 11-13 degrees Celsius. Spring and Autumn have temperatures in between.