Booked tickets to New Zealand to spend an incredible holiday in South Island? Being key gateway to South Island, Christchurch ought to be there on your priority list. Also known as the Garden City of New Zealand, it allows you to explore the tranquil vibe of the Kiwi nation blended with cultural and contemporary lifestyle. There is lot to experience and enjoy in Christchurch. To enhance your New Zealand holiday experience contemplate visiting areas that are located a few hours away from the Garden City. Here are few areas that make for impressive options to plan a day trip from Christchurch.
This small yet striking seaside town is easily accessible by road and can be reached in around one and a half hour. Majorly, this town is known for its French history. However, the real essence of the region lies beyond the era that was dominated by the French. You can be part of cruises and enjoy a swimming session with dolphins. This seaside town is among the best regions to gorge on seafood in New Zealand.
Opt to travel by train to reach Arthur’s Pass. This TranzAlpine Train journey is not only convenient but also allows you to admire the scenic beauty of New Zealand. Hikers boarding flights to Christchurch would not mind adding Arthur’s Park National Park to their itineraries. Besides hiking, this protected area also offers apt conditions and facilities to be part of mountain climbing and skiing.
Love for marine life brings hordes of travellers to Kaikoura, every year. Moreover, it’s the best choice among those looking for a one day tour from Christchurch. You can choose to book tickets with any bus service or TranzCoastal Train to travel from the Garden City to Kaikoura. A road trip also entices several tourists who want to click some of the most impressive gestures of quiet nature. Besides sightings of dolphins, fur seals and whales, relish on scrumptious seafood! Maori cultural tour is a prominent highlight of this day trip.