As the gateway to New Zealand's South Island, bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, Christchurch is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps. As it recovers from a destructive earthquake in 2011, Christchurch is a unique an interesting city to explore.
Home to stunning gardens, quaint churches, trendy cafes and an array of stunning day hikes, Christchurch is a must visit place on your South Island Itinerary. With heritage buildings, heaps of open green spaces and an old world England charm - it's the perfect destination for simply kicking back and relaxing with a coffee somewhere in the sun. See it today with Backpackers World Travel!
Rubicon Valley Horse Treks is your pathway to the spectacular foothills and Mountains of Canterbury and only 50 minutes from Christchurch city. Join us on a trek and traverse across Rubicon Farm, a 2000 acre high country sheep farm situated in Kowai Bush, Springfield.
The South Island's only Maori Cultural Experience and Hangi Dinner. Ko Tane performs within Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and through them you will learn the relationship between Maori, culture, wildlife and conservation to give a real “Kiwi” experience.
Feel the thrill of conquering some of New Zealand's most exciting and scenic stretches of white water when you join Rangitata Rafts on this incredible New Zealand rafting experience. Enjoy mind-blowing Lord of the Rings scenery, and exciting grade 5 rapids.