Destination Kaikōura

Destination Kaikōura

There are few places on earth like Kaikōura, a small coastal village that has breath taking views that will stop you in your tracks. The towering snow-clad mountains known as the Seaward Kaikōura's provide a stunning backdrop over the town center which extends out to the Kaikōura Peninsula, where the waves of the Pacific Ocean roll in.

Destination Kaikōura
Hurunui Tourism

There's a special vibe about the Hurunui Region which sets it apart from anywhere else in the country. Indeed, it's fair to say that life changes when you enter the district. 

A place where rugged coastlines and breathtaking clifftops meet lush forests and alpine retreats. The Hurunui district will thrill and surprise you… offering everything you expect in a South Island holiday, and more. 

Hurunui Tourism
ChristchurchNZ

This is  tautahi Christchurch , a revitalized city in the heart of Aotearoa New Zealand's South Island.

This is the city to visit, serving as your basecamp for exploration of the diverse and vibrant Canterbury and West Coast regions.

This is a city where you can choose how to live your life – with a revitalised central city surrounded by stunning natural landscapes.

ChristchurchNZ
Christchurch International Airport

Christchurch Airport is the primary gateway to the South Island, connected by major international airlines and consistently rated by an independent international quarterly travellers’ survey as the best airport in Australia and New Zealand.

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Fable Christchurch

Ignite an evening of romance with an unforgettable stay in one of our luscious rooms. Toast your love with a complimentary glass of wine each, followed by a dreamy dinner of a main course and dessert for two in our restaurant. Linger a little longer the next morning over a delicious cooked breakfast for two and 12pm late checkout.

Fable Christchurch
Dolphin Encounter

Dolphins are some of nature's most extraordinary and captivating creatures. They're even more amazing close-up. Choose swimming or watching and immerse yourself in their world with Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura, an unforgettable experience in one of New Zealand's most breath-taking destinations.

Dolphin Encounter
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa

The best place to indulge, with a range of pools, including relaxing rock pools, soothing sulphur pools, an array of water jets and bubbles - at a range of temperatures.

The best place to act like a kid, with an activity pool, lap pool, lazy river, water slides, garden picnic areas and the Tea Kiosk Cafe & Grill. Quite simply - the best place for you.

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
South Pacific Helicopters

Experience it all from above in a Eurocopter for a one-of-a-kind adventure with Kaikōura's only locally owned and operated Heli provider!

South Pacific Helicopters
Hapuku Lodge & Treehouses

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses is a contemporary country hotel located on a deer breeding farm in the South Island of New Zealand, 12 kilometers North of the renowned eco-marine town of Kaikoura. It sits snugly at the base of the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range, with the Kaikoura coast and famed Mangamaunu Bay only a kilometer to the east. The Lodge provides luxurious accommodation on Kaikoura's rugged coastline, a place for guests to relax in its intimate indoor/outdoor setting and a place from which they can explore the larger maritime landscape of Kaikoura

Hapuku Lodge & Treehouses
Hanmer Springs Attractions

Many adventures one location! Hanmer Springs Attractions offers you the outdoor adventure activities that New Zealand is famous for in the natural environment of Hanmer Springs. Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, enjoy a day of fun with family or friends.

Hanmer Springs Attractions
Christchurch Attractions

Christchurch Attractions has all the best activities to offer you. Enjoy tranquil gardens and breathtaking vistas or tour our exciting city.

Whatever time you have to spend in Christchurch, you’ll find it easy to fit our top attractions into your travel itinerary. Christchurch Attractions offers plenty of fun-filled activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy, including some of Christchurch’s most popular and iconic places to visit.

Christchurch Attractions
Whale Watch Kaikōura

Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. These Sperm Whales share these waters with up to 14 other species of whales and dolphins that migrate past at different times of the year. This unique marine experience also provides an opportunity to sight high-spirited Dusky Dolphins, the rare and endangered Hectors Dolphin, New Zealand Fur Seals and a wide variety of sea birds including the Royal Albatross.


Whale Watch takes you on an unforgettable journey, in purpose built vessels that provide great viewing and photographic opportunities.

Whale Watch Kaikōura
Energy Jet

Energy Jet is passionate about helping people experience this hidden gem of a river and our surrounding environment. We are a small family owned business that offers you a real local New Zealand jet boating experience.

As the only jet-boat operator on the Hurunui river, we have exclusive access to over 100km of the river and its amazing variety allowing you to personalize your trip preferences. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the wild coastline, stunning North Canterbury farmland and pristine alpine snowfed waters as your skipper expertly navigates the shallow river braids & narrow canyons.

Energy Jet
Christchurch Adventure Park

Your base for epic mountain bike, zipline & sightseeing adventures as well as chilled out down-time in Christchurch’s Port Hills. Race through the valley on the dual zipline tour. Take in the stunning views from the chairlift or walking track. Be totally stoked out by the stunning machine and hand-built mountain bike trails or just chill out on the large deck of our Adventure Park Café nestled in the Pine forest. The Adventure Park experience is yours for the making and we can't wait to share it with you.

Christchurch Adventure Park
Matai Peak

WAKE UP WITH THE SUN, GO TO SLEEP WITH THE STARS

It is impossible to explain the magic of our hillside lodge.

Sink into our mountainside spa to watch the stars come out followed by a nightcap by the large open fire. With nature as your only neighbour, relax into the complete privacy of the hut, finding a sheltered spot in or outdoors to take in the majesty of our views. Watch the first rays of sunlight rise out of the Pacific Ocean and disappear in the evening behind the majestic snow capped Kaikōura mountains.

We offer you a place to uniquely experience coastal New Zealand.

Matai Peak
Black Estate

Black Estate is a remarkable place for wine and food. Our Cellar Door & Restaurant sits above our organic vineyard with outrageously beautiful views across the Waipara Valley to the Southern Alps.

Black Estate
Island Hill Station

The Island Hills tramp is like no other in the country as there is such a diverse range of landscapes and vegetation that change continuously throughout your experience. Choose between 3 day or 2 day options. The walk is self guided and self catered. Fully guided and catered options are also available.

The lodge style accommodation facilities are very unique, with fully serviced kitchen, BBQ and dining facilities, bunk beds and plenty of privacy. The luxury of hot showers, super comfortable beds, pillows, fresh pillow cases and pack transport each day makes for a stress free adventure.

Island Hill Station
Pure Pods

The first thing you'll notice about your PurePod is its heavenly and private location. Each PurePod is designed to ensure you experience nature's show vividly. Better still, your PurePod is luxurious, warm and immaculately styled. It's an unforgettable experience that enables you to connect with nature and special someone.

Pure Pods
Kaikōura Kayaks

Whether you want to paddle with the marine life, go kayak fishing, hire your own kayak or up skill your paddling through our kayak school it’s all here! The curious NZ Fur Seals & Dusky Dolphins and Blue Penguins are only a few paddle strokes away and our local guides would love to introduce you to them around the Kaikōura Peninsula. Our hassle free, 1/2 day Eco Friendly guided tours offer a safe, enjoyable, interactive experience, with little effort and a whole lot of good fun.

Kaikōura Kayaks
Greystone Winery

Since 2004 we’ve been hand crafting wines from our vineyard here in the limestone and clay hills of Omihi. We proudly grow our grapes organically and regeneratively, to best look after the farm that is our home.

We would love you to visit us here at Greystone’s cellar door, where we grow and make our wine on site

Come and enjoy a tasting of our wine, book in for a lunch or stay the night at the Purepod glass cabin, where you can sip a glass of wine whilst watching the sunset over the Waipara Valley

Greystone Winery
Wings Over Whales

Wings Over Whales Kaikōura provide whale watching flights, scenic air tours and private aircraft charter. Their professional and experienced team deliver a friendly flying experience, where the comfort and safety of each passenger is paramount.

Wings Over Whales
Mt Lyford Holiday Homes

Experience the charm and character of the mountain village of Mt Lyford in the midst of the majestic mountains of the Kaikoura Ranges. You can escape from the crowds here, it’s peace and quiet, space and nature. Authentic log cabins, eco lodges and glamping huts offer a choice of accommodation for any size group. 

Spend a great holiday that can be both active and relaxing, whatever you choose. Take the time for doing nothing just enjoying the view, a good book, maybe a woodfired hot tub or sauna.

Mt Lyford Holiday Homes
Lake Stella Mountains Huts

Stay on the mountain on Mt Lyford's only on mountain accommodation in the heart of Mt Lyford Adventure Park.

This is a truly unique adventure in the mountains sleeping close to the stars and above the clouds.

When staying at Lake Stella you are situated in the old ski basin so you have your own hiking basin in the winter with your very own tree run which is just above the huts. The Ski Resort is also only 5 mins drive around the corner and we can offer discounted lift passes for mid week not including school holidays. We also offer ice skating on the lake when conditions are right and on our backyard ice skate rink in the old ski field car park. Snow shoe hire is also available.

Lake Stella Huts
Mt Lyford Adventure Park

We offer self-guided mountain access from the mountain access gate in summer, transport up the mountain for mountain biking, hiking, skiing or skating, on mountain accommodation with huts and their own wood fired bath tubs all year round, Dark Sky Mountain Tours on request, a Private Ski Hiking Area over 2 Basins in Winter, Ice Skating on Lake Stella or our ice skating rink and snowshoe & pole hire to hike Stella Basin in Winter.

A mountain access pass must be obtained per person to enter the Mt. Lyford Adventure Park Area and we can cater to most groups or individuals.

We have 27km of trails and roads to hike and bike on the mountain with breath taking views in all directions and a vertical drop of 1332m Peak to Pub.

Mt Lyford Adventure Park
George's Road Winery

From our 8 hectare estate in New Zealand’s Waipara Valley, we produce some of NZ’s finest Syrah and Pinot Gris, as well as the perennial customer favorite, our Rosé. Our commitment to meticulous viticulture and traditional winemaking techniques shines through in every glass, so that you can be assured that each bottle of Georges Road Wines you experience is sure to delight.

George's Road Winery
Albatross Encounter

Welcome to where majestic birds soar and dive over stunning waters beneath endless sky. Discover many species of albatross and pelagic birds on your Albatross Encounter tour, an unforgettable experience in one of New Zealand’s most breath-taking destinations.

Albatross Encounter
Hanmer Springs Hotel
The Hanmer Springs Hotel makes for a truly relaxing retreat. It is located near shops, attractions and restaurants, with everything you need only a short stroll away.
90 minutes from Christchurch, Hanmer Springs is the perfect place to escape the pressure of the city and relax in the natural beauty of the Southern Alps. The Heritage Hanmer Springs is a landmark hotel in the heart of Hanmer Springs Village, just a short stroll from the shops and the famous Thermal Pools.
Hanmer Springs Hotel