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Christchurch & Canterbury Official Visitor Guide - Christchurch and

OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE 2011

CHRISTCHURCH

& CANTERBURY

nEw zEALAnD

www.ChRISTChURChnz.COm


CONTENTS

Welcome to Christchurch & Canterbury 4

Regional Map 6

Arriving at Christchurch International Airport 8

Visitor Information 12

Rugby World Cup 2011 in Christchurch 14

Christchurch Events 22

Christchurch 24

City Map 26

Attractions, Wine & Dine, Shopping, Tours & Transport, Accommodation 28

Canterbury Districts 42

Kaikoura 43

Hanmer Springs & Hurunui District 47

Waimakariri 51

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula 52

Great Alpine Highway & Selwyn 56

Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia & Mt Somers 57

Aoraki Mount Cook Mackenzie 61

South Canterbury & Waimate 66

This Official Visitor Guide is produced by:

Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism*

PO Box 2600, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

Ph: +64 3 379 9629 Fax: +64 3 377 2424

info@christchurchnz.com www.christchurchnz.com

Advertising enquiries to:

BECK & CAUL Ltd

PO Box 9234, Christchurch 8149, New Zealand

Ph: +64 3 366 2325 Fax: +64 3 366 2345

john@beckandcaul.co.nz

www.christchurchandcanterbury.co.nz

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*Christchurch & Canterbury

Tourism is a trading name of

Christchurch & Canterbury

Marketing Ltd.

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COVER PHOTO:

Enjoying award-winning

vintages in Waipara Valley.


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KIA ORA, WELCOME

TO CHRISTCHURCH & CANTERBURY

Christchurch and Canterbury has an Ocean to Alps backdrop —

spectacular Pacific coastline, snow-capped mountains to the west and the

hidden bays of an ancient volcanic peninsula to the south.

There are few places in the world where, within two hours of an

international airport, you can ski at a world-class alpine resort, golf, bungy

jump, go rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching and soak

in natural thermal pools.

GATEWAY TO THE SOUTH ISLAND

The nine surrounding districts within the Canterbury region present

remarkable diversity of landscapes and activities. The choices are

endless, from iceberg cruising in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park to

swimming with the world’s rarest dolphins in Akaroa Harbour, and all

within just a few hours’ drive.

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RECOVERY UPDATE

Christchurch City has begun to rebuild after an earthquake in February

2011. While some parts of the city remain cordoned off, most visitor

services are open. If you have visited Christchurch before, your experience

will be different but you will realize that our city still has a lot to offer,

despite the damage caused by the earthquake.

Many visitor services - including bus services, the International Airport,

accommodation, visitor attractions and visitor information services are

open. Christchurch remains the gateway to the amazing experiences that

are on offer in the Canterbury region and the wider South Island.

For the latest information about the status of the city and to view what’s

on offer please visit www.christchurchnz.com

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TImARU

wAImATE

DISTAnCES FROm ChRISTChURCh Oamaru CITY

CHRISTCHURCH

& CANTERBURY

REGION MAP

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LAKE

TEKAPO

Hokitika

Greymouth

Lake

Coleridge

Jacksons

Westport

Reefton

KAIKOURA – 183km

hURUnUI

Maru

Arthur’s Pass

Methven

Hanmer Springs – 135km

Waipara Wine Valley – 57km

wAImAKARIRI

Kaiapoi – 20km

Oxford – 55km

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Ashbur


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Oxford

Darfield

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ton

wAIPARA

Sefton

Rangiora

Swannanoa

Lake Ellesmere

hAnmER

SPRInGS

DISTRICTS

Kaiapoi

Cheviot

ChRISTChURCh

Little River

Christchurch

Kaikoura

Hurunui

Waimakariri

Banks Peninsula

Selwyn

Ashburton

Mackenzie

Central South Island

Waimate

BAnKS PEnInSULA

Akaroa – 84km

SELwYn

Arthur’s Pass – 150km

AShBURTOn

Ashburton – 86km

Methven/Mt Hutt – 102km

Rotherham

Lyttelton

AKAROA

KAIKOURA

TOURInG ROUTES + TRAILS

Great Alpine Highway

Alpine Pacific Triangle

Inland Scenic Route 72

South Canterbury Heritage Trail

North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail

AORAKI mOUnT COOK mACKEnzIE

Lake Tekapo – 226km

Aoraki Mount Cook – 331km

CEnTRAL SOUTh ISLAnD & wAImATE

Geraldine – 138km

Timaru – 164km

Waimate – 208km

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ARRIVING AT

CHRISTCHURCH

INTERNATIONAL

AIRPORT

TRAVELLER

INFORMATION

Airport Help Desks

If you require help and assistance

while at the airport, please visit

one of our airport Help Desks.

Friendly volunteers are there to

point you in the right direction for

anything you need.

Travel and Tourism Centres

You will find Travel & Tourism

Centres in both our International

and Domestic Terminals. Our

friendly team of consultants

are ready to help you with

accommodation and transport

bookings, adventure activities and

sightseeing trips.

Phone: +64 3 353 7774

Email: travel&tourism@cial.co.nz

christchurchairport.co.nz

Currency Exchange

Travelex has six stores that provide

foreign exchange services.

Automatic Teller Machines

Access your money at your own

convenience.

Check-in

You should allow plenty of

time to check-in prior to your

flight. Allow at least two hours

for international flights and 45

minutes for domestic flights.

Departure Charges

Passengers do not need to now

pay a separate Departure Charge

at the airport. A Passenger Service

Charge is now included in the air

fare costs.

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Shopping – Duty & Tax Free

JR/Duty Free offers an

unparalleled duty free shopping

experience. Offering designer

brands and top labels in

watches and sunglasses, as

well as fragrance and skin care,

wine, liquor, electronics and

confectionary at prices that can’t

be beaten.

If you’d like to shop for tax and

duty free items in the city, you

can use the Christchurch Airport

collections kiosk to pick up these

goods on departure or arrival, for

approved retailers.

Visit christchurchairport.co.nz to

find out more including current

passenger duty free allowances.

Refreshments

A brand new range of delicious

dining experiences has recently

opened at Christchurch Airport.

Every taste is catered for through


a range of cafés and food outlets

offering great coffee, fresh and

healthy dining options as well as

convenient fast food choices.

Internet Access

30 minutes free wireless Internet

access is provided at various

hotspots throughout the airport.

Coin-operated Internet kiosks for

personal use are also provided.

TRANSPORT

Christchurch Airport is located

12 km from the city centre, a

short 20 minute drive.

Bus Services

There are three bus services that

operate to the city centre from

the airport at 15 minute intervals.

Fares to the city are $7.50.

Shuttle Bus

A door-to-door service is available

to all areas within Christchurch. A

shuttle to the city costs $17 - $20

per person.

Taxi

Taxi services are available to all

areas of Christchurch. The cost

of taxi fares to the city centre is

approx. $35 - $60, for up to

four people.

Rental Cars

Avis, Backpacker, Britz, Europcar,

Explore More, Hertz, Maui and

Thrifty offices are conveniently

located within the terminal.

CHILDREN &

ENTERTAINMENT

Kidzone

A New Zealand themed children’s

play area including a glacier slide

and glow worm cave is located

in the International Departure

Lounge.

Time Zone & Time Out

Video-style games and rides

provide great entertainment for all

ages in the International Terminal.

Antarctic Attraction

Experience the award-winning

interactive fun of the Antarctic.

Play in real snow, see live Little

Blue Penguins, ride the Hagglund

or watch the new 4D Extreme

Theatre. Only a short 5 minute

walk from the terminal building.

Parents Room

Baby changing & nursing facilities

are available in both Domestic &

International Terminals.

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Domestic & International Terminals Phone +64 3 353 7774

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WE’RE BUILDING

A BRAND NEW

TERMINAL

Construction of the new terminal

is now halfway complete. A

new combined domestic and

international check-in area has

been opened on the ground floor,

which provides shorter walking

distances and a more spacious

layout. On level one, a new retail

precinct has opened offering an

enhanced shopping and dining

experience.

The new Regional Departures

Lounge is now also open. This

lounge is for passengers travelling

on Air New Zealand’s turboprop

aircraft to New Zealand’s

smaller regional airports. This

facility provides easier access for

passengers boarding aircraft from

the ground.

The construction of the new

terminal and the dismantling

of the old terminal continue to

happen in a step-by-step process

to ensure services and facilities

remain operational 24 hours a

day.

With large passenger lounges,

extra seating, smoother passenger

flows and enhanced retail and

cafe areas, the entire terminal

complex is due for completion

in 2012 and will offer a first-class

airport experience.

PROVIDING A TASTE

OF THE SOUTH ISLAND

As part of the terminal

development, Christchurch

Airport is providing a passenger

experience worth travelling for.

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West Coast air bridge, photo: John Doogan

Abel Tasman air bridge, photo: John Doogan

Passengers can enjoy various

themed air bridges that connect

the aircraft to the terminal

building. These air bridges feature

large-scale imagery of iconic

destinations in the South Island

as well as the sounds and scents

from these regions.

Imagery of Canterbury’s unique

braided Waimakariri river flows

alongside the walkways towards

the Customs hall.

In the Customs hall, passengers

will be awed at Australasia’s

largest video wall showcasing

breathtaking footage of the South

Island. You have no doubt that

you’ve landed in New Zealand’s

Tourism Gateway.


(BUILDING)

Key

Parking

payment

machine

Public drop-off

Premium parking

Short-term parking

Long-term parking

Help

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CHRISTCHURCH

i-SITE

VISITOR CENTRE

The Christchurch i-SITE Visitor

Centre is currently operating in

temporary premises as the original

visitor centre building is located

in the city cordon and as a result

of the Christchurch earthquake is

unable to be accessed.

Please phone +64 3 379 9629

or email info@christchurchnz.com

to find the current address.

The professionally trained multilingual

staff still offer the same

friendly, knowledgeable advice

to book all of your holiday

requirements and make your

holiday one you will never forget.

Open 7 days from 8.30am

www.christchurchnz.com/visitorcentre

100% BEST DEALS

To get more value from your

holiday budget, check out the

current Christchurch i-SITE 100%

Best Deals. These are exclusive

offers and cannot be purchased

anywhere else. They guarantee

great value for money on a variety

of travel experiences. Make the

most of your time in New Zealand

and visit the i-SITE today.

...ask at your local i-SITE

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QUALMARK

Qualmark is New Zealand

tourism’s official mark of quality. All

operators who display Qualmark

have been independently assessed

as professional and trustworthy for

your total confidence.

Qualmark Enviro logos recognise

businesses for initiatives in energy,

waste, water, conservation and

community.


VISITOR

INFORMATION

Immigration

All visitors to New Zealand must

have a passport valid for at least

three months after intended

departure date. Most visitors

don’t require visas — check with

your travel agent or

www.immigration.govt.nz

Customs allowances

Duty free purchases may be

made on arrival at Christchurch

International Airport duty free

shops, or city and airport duty

free shops on departure. Duty free

allowances, import regulations/

tariffs are available from

www.customs.co.nz

Food & agricultural restrictions

New Zealand has strict regulations

to protect the country from

undesirable organisms. It is illegal

to bring certain foodstuffs and

other goods into New Zealand and

severe penalties apply.

Please check www.maf.govt.nz

Currency & Banking

New Zealand currency is based

on dollars and cents. All major

credit cards are accepted.

Banks are open 9am to 4.30pm

Monday to Friday. ATMs are

widespread.

Taxes & Tipping

New Zealand GST (Goods &

Services Tax) of 15% is included in

all retail prices. Some restaurants

may add a surcharge for public

holiday service. Tipping is not

customary and is entirely at your

discretion.

Electricity

Electricity in New Zealand is 230

volts, 50 hertz. Hotels provide

110 volt, 20 watt sockets only for

electric shavers.

Emergencies

For Police, Fire and Ambulance

dial 111 and ask for the service.

Check with your accommodation

for local hospitals, emergency

medical centres and pharmacies.

Foreign Embassies

A full list of International Embassies

based in New Zealand is available

from the New Zealand Ministry of

Foreign Affairs and Trade.

www.mfat.govt.nz

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RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011 IN

CHRISTCHURCH:

Rugby is at home right here in

Christchurch and we’re gearing up

to host an Official Rugby World

Cup 2011 Fanzone and REAL

New Zealand Festival programme

in Hagley Park, in the heart of

Christchurch. Christchurch and

Canterbury was to host seven

matches in RWC 2011, including

two quarter-finals. Due to damage to

at the stadium from the earthquake

of 22 February, the City is no longer

able to host the matches, but we

will still be centre stage through the

tournament with a Fanzone and

Festival programme befitting of

New Zealand’s most Rugby mad

region. Quite simply, we love

our rugby in Christchurch and

Canterbury and the interest in

the tournament for the people

of Christchurch and Canterbury

remains high. Over the period of

the Tournament a Rugby World

Cup 2011 festival will take place in

Christchurch’s Hagley Park. It will be

a place for people to come together

to enjoy the entertainment and

hospitality, be part of the stories of

rugby and the Canterbury region and

even watch the matches on the big

screens in the Fanzone.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Whether you are a die-hard rugby fan or looking for something a little

different, Christchurch is putting on a great show during RWC 2011.

Aside from the screening of all matches in the tournament on the Fan

Zone big screens, there will be a host of festival and entertainment events

in the City to make your visit to Christchurch truly memorable. There

will also be lots of activities within the City at Christchurch Art Gallery,

Canterbury Museum, the Botanic Gardens and other city attractions —

make no mistake, Christchurch would love to see you!

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Rugby World Cup 2011

Fanzone and Festival Area

GAME-ON IN THE FAN ZONE

Thousands of residents and visitors will converge on North Hagley Park, in

the heart of Christchurch, during RWC 2011. It will be the centre of the

off-field action during the Tournament, featuring a mini rugby ground, big

screens for viewing the games, stands for the fans and the ‘Ruck’ dome

venue.

There will be something for everyone in the Fanzone, from die-hard

Rugby fans to those who just want to sample the festive atmosphere the

huge event will bring to our city. Music, entertainment, dancing, Rippa

Rugby and a Rugby nostalgia exhibition are just some of the activities. The

team behind Christchurch’s theatre group, The Outwits, are also planning

a special theatre piece called “The Complete History of World Rugby

Abridged”, which will keep Fanzone crowds entertained.

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THE RUCK

As well as offering information about the Tournament and an i-SITE

Visitor Centre, the Ruck dome venue will be used to tell the story of

Rugby in Canterbury — the historic home of New Zealand Rugby. From

the foundation of New Zealand’s first ever Rugby club, to the hugely

successful Crusaders Super Rugby franchise, Rugby is at home right here

in Christchurch.

(© RWC Ltd 2008)

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NOSTALGIA ZONES

The nostalgia zones, in ‘the Ruck’

provide a unique look at how

New Zealanders have enjoyed

Rugby through the decades.

Students from Christchurch

Polytechnic Institute of

Technology’s (CPIT) Certificate in

Interior Décor course, working with

the Christchurch City Council, have

made seven installations which

show how New Zealanders have

enjoyed Rugby in their homes over

the past century. Each depicts a

different period in time, which will

draw huge interest from the visitors

and fans who will visit the Fanzone

during RWC 2011. As well as the

furniture, fittings, ornaments, style

and decor of each decade, an

international match will be playing

on the television of that decade,

with a newspaper from the decade

to read and interviews with players,

officials and family members of

players taking place in the nostalgia

lounges. This will be part of telling

the story of Rugby in Canterbury

from the foundation of

New Zealand’s first ever Rugby

club, to the hugely successful

Crusaders Super Rugby franchise.

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COMPLETE HISTORY

OF WORLD RUGBY

(ABRIDGED)

Outwits Greg Cooper, Andie

Spargo and Jared Corbin, romp

with pomp through the annals

of the history of world Rugby

— tackling its great moments,

achievements, players, coaches,

officials and tragedies. The

calamities and the climaxes are

presented to get the entire History

of World Rugby tied up within

one hour will leave the audience

spellbound and hysterical!


RIPPA RUGBY

Rippa Rugby will be played on

the grass turf in our Fanzone

mini-stadium. In conjunction with

Canterbury Rugby Football Union,

we will host Rippa Rugby Teams

from throughout Canterbury,

culminating in our own Final!

MUSIC AND

ENTERTAINMENT

Performances by the New Zealand

Army Band, concerts, community

and cultural group performances;

and interactive games for children

on the turf will be part of the

Fanzone.

REAL NEW ZEALAND

FESTIVAL ACTIVITY

The REAL New Zealand Festival

activity in Christchurch will

be based from a site in the

‘entertainment triangle’ in Hagley

Park, right next door to the

Fanzone. From market days

through to flying opera singers,

there will be a wealth of activity

to showcase the festival scene

of Christchurch.

CHRISTCHURCH ARTS

FESTIVAL

Christchurch Arts Festival will

put a spring in your step. Running

from mid-August through to

2 October, the festival brings music

and warmth, theatre and laughter,

as well as dance and art and

ideas. There will be shows every

weekend to enjoy with family and

friends.

Check out the programme on the

festival website

www.artsfestival.co.nz

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BODY FESTIVAL

Led by the Body Festival, an annual

dance and physical theatre festival

in Christchurch, some of our finest

artists and performance groups will

entertain visitors as they wander

through Hagley Park and the

Fanzone and Festival areas. Artists

from the Christchurch Symphony

Orchestra, Southern Opera, The

Court Jesters, The Loons Circus

Company, The Body Festival of

Dance and Physical Theatre, SCAPE,

local bands, Tablo, Jazz School

and many more, will entertain and

amaze as they appear in tree tops,

from the pathways and greenery of

the park. Suspended from greenery,

floating in lakes or inside shipping

containers at various points along

the route, the crowds will be met

with overhead displays of circus

spectacle, roving paparazzi, fanfares

of trumpets, etc. The spectators

will arrive in the Fanzone in a true

party atmosphere with a sense

of celebration and wonderment

as they settle down to watch the

matches.

THE GARDEN CITY

OF CHRISTCHURCH

Christchurch has been known as

the Garden City of New Zealand

since the Great Exhibition of 1906.

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Installations in the festival area, at

the entrance to the Fanzone and

linking to the Cultural Precinct

of Christchurch, will ensure

that the Garden City identity of

Christchurch is a strong part of

the memories taken from a visit to

Christchurch during Rugby World

Cup 2011.

TAKE A WALK DOWN

THE CULTURAL

PRECINCT

The Christchurch Art Gallery,

Canterbury Museum, Christchurch

Botanic Gardens are some of

the attractions open within the

Cultural Precinct of Christchurch.

It’s just a stroll form the Fanzone

and Festival site and will give all

visitors an insight into the beauty

of Christchurch as we look to the

future after the earthquake of 22

February.

FIND OUT MORE

So, you’ve decided Christchurch

is the place to be for RWC 2011,

now you can find out more

about what’s happening in the

city by visiting the website

www.christchurchnz2011.com.

You’ll also find everything you need

to know about the Tournament at

www.rugbyworldcup.com


INTERESTED IN GETTING ON THE

FIELD WITH TEAM CHRISTCHURCH?

Are you interested in investigating

business partnership or investment

opportunities in Christchurch?

To see if you are ‘match fit’ and

help you side step through the

opportunities, we can introduce

you to a Christchurch business

person matching your needs

who will share information and

opportunities with you.

Although the recent EQs

have changed the physical

and economic landscape of

Christchurch, it remains the

economic hub of the South Island

and one of the easiest cities to do

business in. Well connected and

SMART, world class Manufacturing

and ICT sectors support our other

high growth sectors including

Agribusiness, and Food & Beverage,

but there are a wide range of

other industries and businesses

also operating globally, take time

to make connections, and explore

business opportunities while in this

great city.

RWC 2011 BUSINESS

PROGRAMME

The “Business Clubrooms” will be

operating during RWC2011 to

host business visitors and provide

networking opportunities and

invitations to special events.

Don’t go it alone — let us know

your interests so that we can

match you with a relevant business

person and ensure you enjoy

some Canterbury hospitality and

make connections for a future

longer term business game plan.

Register on the NZ 2011 Business

Club site

www.nz2011.govt.nz/business

or Contact Canterbury

Development Corporation,

Christchurch’s economic

development agency, on

03 353 6863 or

rwc2011@cdc.org.nz

Christchurch — a great place to

do business, invest or work.

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CHRISTCHURCH

EVENTS

Plenty to see, plenty to do! Check

out live, free and world class

entertainment right in the heart of

Christchurch. Visit bethere.co.nz

to find out more and make the

most of your holiday.

5 JUN

SBS Marathon

6,000 competitors pound the

streets in a new route through

Lincoln.

10 – 18 JUN

Lyttelton Harbour Festival

of Lights

Eclectic mid-winter solstice

celebration.

16 – 29 JUL

TV2 KidsFest

Most anticipated kids festival in

Canterbury for 3 – 11 year olds,

with over 140 individual events.

19 AUG – 2 OCT

Christchurch Arts Festival

Biennial festival celebrating

all forms of performance and

installation art over the 7

weekends.

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10 SEP – 23 OCT

Rugby World Cup Festival

& Fan Zone

Be entertained by local and

national performers before the

games are screened live in our

own Rugby World Cup Fan Zone

in North Hagley Park.

23 SEP – 9 OCT

The Body Festival

International and national dance

performances and workshops.

1 OCT

Diwali – Indian Festival of

Lights

Celebrate the Hindu New Year

Festival with traditional food and

cultural performances.


15 OCT

Le Race

Cycling event scaling 100km from

Christchurch to the French Akaroa

township.

28 – 30 OCT

Akaroa FrenchFest

Enjoy a weekend of French

culture, entertainment and food

in the French settlement.

4 NOV

Guy Fawkes

Annual fireworks celebrations

beachside in New Brighton.

5 – 12 NOV

New Zealand Cup and Show

Week

New Zealand’s premier week of

racing, fashion and agriculture.

26 NOV

Coca Cola Christmas in the

Park

Large outdoor concert welcoming

in the festive season.

1 – 4 DEC

BMW NZ Open

A major professional tournament

— this is the final event on the

Australasian Order of Merit for

2011.

3 – 4 DEC

Armstrong Motor Group

Festival of Cycling

Culmination of inner city races

and scenic races around Banks

Peninsula.

4 DEC

Santa Parade

The city’s annual parade

welcoming the jolly man with

the start of the festive season.

24 DEC

YMCA Carols by Candlelight

Traditional Christmas Eve carols

sung by candlelight.

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Christchurch is a city with an “ocean to alps” vista and a big backyard —

from lush vineyards to world-class wildlife and national parks.

ACCOMMODATION:

There is a significant number

of accommodation providers

operating within Christchurch

city and you will find full

accommodation options available

throughout the remainder of the

Canterbury region

ACTIVITIES:

Many of the major tourism

attractions in the city are open

for business. This includes the

following must-do’s:

• Ferrymead Heritage Park

• International Antarctic Centre

• Ko Tane Maori & Cultural

Experience

• Orana Wildlife Park

• Punting on the Avon

• Riccarton House & Bush

• TranzAlpine Train

• Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

FREE THINGS TO DO:

• Air Force Museum

• Botanical Gardens

Canterbury Museum

Christchurch Art Gallery

• Hagley Park

For the latest information about

the status of the city please visit

www.christchurchnz.com

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to Orana Park

WILDLIFE PARK

Pound Rd

Arthurs Pass

Denton

Park

to

Rolleston

Mcleans Island Rd

to Prebble ton,

Lincoln

Grays Rd

YALDHURST

Buchanans Rd

Gilberthorpes Rd

Wycola Ave

Kyle

Park

Shands Rd

Springs Rd

Aurora St

Branston St

Halswell Junction Rd

Yaldhurst Rd

Hei Hei Rd

Ryans Rd

Marshs Rd

Avonhead Rd

Russley Rd

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CHRISTCHURCH

INTERNATIONAL

AIRPORT

Am yes Rd

Blankney St

Witham St

Springs Rd

Carmen Rd

Waterloo Rd

Brynley St

Halwyn Dr

Wilmers Rd

Halswell Junction Rd

Fountains Rd

Buchanans Rd

Main South Rd Main South Rd

Neill St

Russley Rd

Steadman Rd

Bentley St

Whincops Rd

Terminal

Garvins Rd

Woodbury St

Cutts Rd

Railway Hornby Mall

Warren

Park

Airport

To Ski Areas and West Coast

Riccarton

Racecourse

Springs Rd

Awatea Rd

Whincops Rd

ifes Rd

ANTARCTIC

CENTRE

Avonhead Rd

Apsley Dr

RUSSLEY

Withells Rd

SOCKBURN

Carrs

Reserve

Epsom Rd

Orchard Rd Nth

Russley Rd

Memorial Ave

Racecourse Rd

Hawthornden Rd

Merrin St

Cheyenne St

AIRFORCE

MUSEUM

WIGRAM

Wigram Rd

Murphys Rd

Wairakei Rd

RUSSLEY

GOLF

COURSE

Withells Rd

Staveley St

Bevington St

Midd lepark Rd

HORNBY

To Ashburton, Methven and Ski Areas

CHRISTCHURCH

VISITOR MAP

Vickerys Rd

Dunbars Rd

Withells Rd

Stanleys Rd

Sir William Pickering

Roydvale Ave

Wales St

Merrin St

Maidstone Rd

Nortons Rd

WESTLAKE

Westlake

Reserve

WILLOWBANK & KOTANE

Yaldhurst Rd

Hayton Rd

Harewood Rd

HAREWOOD

Craven St

Avonhead Rd

Roydvale Ave

Winslow

Burnside

Park

Avonhead Rd

Main South Rd

Blenheim Rd

She eld Crescent

Arlington St

Avonhead Rd

AVONHEAD

To Hanmer and Kaikoura

Upper

Riccarton

Domain

English St

Bibiana St

Hindess St

Checketts Ave

Halswell Junction

Wooldridge Rd

Kendal Ave

Mcalpine St

Wigram Rd

Dunbars Rd

Wairakei Rd

Memorial Ave

Hounslow St

Solway Ave

Wales St

Grahams Rd

Parkstone Ave

Brodie St

Curletts Rd

Peer St

Parkhouse Rd

Sonter Rd

OAKLANDS

HALSWELL

BURNSIDE

Halswell R

Am bleside Dr

Waimairi Rd

Curletts Rd

Waimairi Rd

Tre ers Rd

Wairakei Rd

Harewood Rd

Breens Rd

Kendal Ave

Rd Rd

Maidstone

Maidstone

Hansons Ln

Halswell

Isleworth Rd

Grahams Rd

Guildford St

Ilam Rd

Riccarton Rd

Suva St Suva St

Milns Rd

Lunns Rd

Ilam Rd

Ilam Rd

Middleton Rd

Gardiners Rd

Leacroft St

Sawyers Arm

Greers Rd

JELLIE PARK REC

& SPORT CENTRE

Blenheim Blenheim Rd

Milns Rd

Jellie

Park

Ki

Farrington Av

Grahams

Wairake

Memo rial Ave

UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY

Canterbury

Park

Halswell

Domain

BISHOP

ILAM

UPPER RICCARTON

Middle ton

Park

Birm ing

Christchur

West-watso

Halswell Rd

Hendersons

Sp

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s Rd

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nui Rd

DALE

lburn St

Rd

i Rd

Highsted Rd

Greers Rd

Clyde Rd

reyke Rd

ham Dr

Aorangi Rd

Highsted Rd

Sawyers Arms Rd

Harewood Rd

Condell Ave

Ilam Rd

ch Southern Motorway

Curletts Rd

P

rounds

ON

n Ave

Rd

Rowley Ave

arks Rd

Hudson St

BRYNDWR

Clyde Rd

Tika St

Annex Rd

Totara St

Wainui St

Tankerville Rd

Brynd wr Rd

Mathers Rd

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Hendersons Rd

Kim berley St

Veitches Rd

Je reys Rd

Glandovey Rd

Matipo St

Hoani St

Condell Ave

W airakei Rd

Fendalton Rd

Riccarton Rd

Victors Rd

Cashm

Maxwell St

Peverel St

Division St

Claridges Rd

Langdons Rd

Matsons Ave

Windermere Rd

Straven Rd

Clarence St

Idris Rd

Blenheim Rd

Idris Rd

Dom ain Tce

Downing St

Sparks Rd

Samuel St

Blighs Rd

Westholme

Kilm arnock St

ADDINGTON EVENTS CAFE

CBS ARENA

Picton Ave

Mandeville St

Hoon Hay Rd

Wyn St

Railway

Fendalton

Fendalton

Park

Riccarton

MARKETS

Riccarton

Bush

Hoon H ay

Park

Spreydon

Domain

Lincoln Rd

Railway

Vagues Rd

Papanui

Domain

Strowan Rd

RICCARTON

Riccarton Mall

Addington

Raceway

To Akaroa

Mona Vale Ave

Railway

Edinburgh St

Lyttelton St

Neville St

Mcbeath Ave

Papanui Rd

Cashmere Rd

Redwood

Park

Normans Rd

Main North Rd

Main North Rd

Grants Rd

to Kaiapoi, Kaikoura, Picton & North

Tomes Rd

Daniels Rd

Tuckers Rd Wingate St H ills Rd

D a

e n s Ave

Grassmere St

Heaton St

Leinster Rd

O ce Rd

Rossall St

Rugby St

Mays Rd

Aikm ans Rd

Merivale Ln

Harper Ave

Grim seys Rd

Queen Elizabeth II Dr

Winters Rd

Weston Rd

Innes Rd

Cranford St Cranford St

Knowles St

Papanui Rd

Riccarton Ave

Rutland St

Browns Rd

MONA VALE

Hagley Park

CHATEAU ON THE PARK North

Barrington St

Hoon Hay Rd

Mcfaddens Rd

St Albans St

Bristol St

Holly Rd

R l

ol e t

s on e

Av

Victoria Victoria St St

Park Tce Hackth orne Rd

Montreal St

Dyers Pass Rd

Hackthorne Rd

Ranger St

Queen Elizabeth II Dr

Westminster St

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Westmorland

East Valley

Reserve

Addington

Park

SPREYDON

Wychbury St

HOON

Hotels

HAY

and motels

Restaurants and cafes

Bars and pubs

Shopping

CHRISTCHURCH

RAILWAY STATION

PAPANUI

Palmside

Hagley Park

South

Colli ns St

Harman St

Grove

Spring d Rd

Dyers Pass Rd

Philpotts R

d

Mersey St

Thames St

Dy s

e r P s

a s Rd

Canon St

6

Innes Rd Inn es Rd

Flockton St

Bowenvale Ave

Aylesford St

Bealey Ave Bealey Ave

Du a

rh S

Gloucester St

Cambr d

m t N

i g e Tce

Tuam St Tuam St

St Asaph St

Moorhouse Ave Moorhouse Ave

Selw

yn St

Brougham St

Coronation Coronation St St

Stourbridge St

Lyttelton St

PIONEER REC

& SPORT CENTRE

Frankleigh St

Fernihurst

Woodbank

Conference and meetings

Simeon St

Roberta Dr

Conway St

Stanbury Ave

Rose St

Ashgrov e Tce

Cashme re Rd

Railway

Barrington St

Selwyn St

Burke St

Milton St

Antigua St

Ashgrove Tce

Cashmere Rd

PRINCESS

MARGARET

HOSPITAL

Hackthorne Rd

Shalamar Dr

Owen

Mitchell

Park

Northlands Mall

MERIVALE

Festival

Zone

Botanic

Gardens

Addington

Barring ton

Park

Centennial

Park

To Hanmer and Kaikoura

Valley Rd

Malvern

Park

Merivale

Strickland St

Selwyn St

Somer ld St

Oxford

C l

o ombo St Colombo St

Kilm ore St

C l

o ombo St

Brougham St

Sydenham

Park

Studholme

Bradford

Park

Young St

Aylmer St

Ashgrove Tce

Thorrington

Park

ST ALBANS

SIGN OF

THE TAKAHE

Co o

l mb S

o t

Manch ester

St

Oxfor d Tce

High St

Byron St

Wordsworth St

Edgeware Rd

Madr s

a St

Hereford St

Lich eld St

Gasson St

Coleridge St

Brougham St

King St

Southampton St

Tennyson St

Waimea Tce

Waim ea Tce

B r

a bad e

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s St

Armagh St

Huxley St

Fisher Ave

Sandwich Rd

Martin Ave

Malcolm Ave

Riverview

Corson St

Birdwood

CPIT

To Ferrymead SYDENHAM & Sumner

SOMERFIELD

Sydenham

Cemetery

Attractions

CASINO

CASHMERE

Barbado es St

Beckenham

Park

Eastern Tce

Geraldine St

Geraldine St

Walters Rd

Hills Rd

Cambridge Tce

Waltham Rd

Ferry Rd

BECKENHAM

Palatine Tce

Ch m

a pion St

Fitzge a

r ld Ave

Shakespeare Rd

Centaurus Rd

Waltham

Park

Popular accommodation areas

Restaurant and shopping areas

Main roads to above areas

Roads closed in central city

Hills Rd

Hills Rd

Gamblins

Slater St

McSaveneys

Emm ett St

Shirley

Av

North

River Road

AMI

STADIUM

Avonside Dr

Beverley

Park

St Martins Rd

Huntsbur y Ave

Stanm ore Rd

LI

Stanmor

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P e

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Wilsons Rd Nth

Bar

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WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE

The only place you can see New

Zealand’s Big 5 icons. NZ’s best

kiwi display, the ancient tuatara, the

cheeky mountain parrot- the kea, the

previously thought extinct takahe and

the rare bush parrot – the kaka.

Also NZ’s top display of rare &

endangered farm and much more of

our wildlife.

Close encounters of the wildlife kind

are a Willowbank trademark.

Café, Bar, Gift shop

5 minutes from the airport Open daily from 9.30am

60 Hussey Road (off Gardiners Road), Harewood, Christchurch

P +64 3 359 6226 www.willowbank.co.nz

KO TANE Maori Cultural Performance at Willowbank

An Interactive Ngai Tahu Cultural

Experience based in the natural

surroundings of Willowbank where

conservation meets culture.

Ko Tane is an enchanting journey

through time where people lived in

harmony with nature.

Learn the awesome haka & poi dance.

Free return transport from most

motels or the city.

Check our website or call for performance times.

Bookings necessary

60 Hussey Road (off Gardiners Road), Harewood, Christchurch

P +64 3 359 6226 www.kotane.co.nz

Experience New Zealand’s

BIG 5 wildlife icons,

culture & food

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ADRENALIN FOREST Test your limits, Conquer your fear

Adrenalin Forest is a series of rope

bridges, Tarzan swings and flying

foxes from platforms constructed in

the tree canopy.

The platforms range from 3 to 20

metres in the air, and so participants

literally feel like they are flying

through the trees.

There are 6 different courses on site,

with increasing levels of challenge

and height.

All participants receive a detailed

safety briefing before entering the

course, and are securely attached to

a safety wire at all times.

Adrenalin Forest is suitable for a

range of ages and fitness levels.

15-20 minutes drive from the town

centre (Spencer Park).

Pick up available ($10 return), call

to arrange.

A new park is open in Wellington

since December 2010.

105 Heyders Road, Spencer Park,

Christchurch 8083

P +64 3 329 8717

contact@adrenalin-forest.co.nz

www.adrenalin-forest.co.nz

AIR FORCE MUSEUM OF NEW ZEALAND

Take a fascinating look at the Royal

New Zealand Air Force from its

inception to modern day. The

Museum brings this rich history to

life, while also serving as a memorial

to New Zealand’s past air service

personnel. With many exhibits and

over 28 aircraft on display, the Air

Force Museum is a must see for

young and old. Entry is free but

you’ll enjoy it more on a special tour

(charges apply).

The Restoration and Reserve

Collection Tour explores areas not

available to the public, where you go

behind the scenes to see aircraft in

various stages of reconstruction and

more aircraft and large objects in

our Reserve Collection.

View our wartime newsreel style

films or experience our flight

simulator set in a real 1940’s

Mosquito cockpit.

You’ll also enjoy special exhibitions

such as the ‘Wartime Family’ set in

a recreated 1940’s house.

Open daily (except Christmas Day). FREE ENTRY.

45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram, off Main South Road SH1,

near Sockburn Overbridge P +64 3 343 9532

info@airforcemuseum.co.nz www.airforcemuseum.co.nz

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CANTERBURY MUSEUM

Canterbury Museum

is world-renowned for

its collections. Housed

in an exquisite historic

building are outstanding

Maori exhibits, a Victorian

Christchurch Street,

an extensive Antarctic

collection and fun for the

children in Discovery. Don’t

miss Fred & Myrtle’s Paua

Shell House at Canterbury

Museum for the story of an

iconic kiwi couple and their

paua shell lounge.

Frequently changing

exhibitions complement

the Museum’s permanent

galleries. Browse the

Museum Store or relax in

the Café overlooking the

beautiful Christchurch

Botanic Gardens.

Open every day except Christmas Day

9am - 5.30pm (Oct - Mar) 9am - 5pm (Apr - Sep)

Admission is free, donations appreciated. $2 admission to Discovery.

Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

P +64 3 366 5000

info@canterburymuseum.com

www.canterburymuseum.com

PUNTING ON THE AVON

Welcome aboard an authentic

Edwardian punt ride along the

delightful Avon River from the

historic Antigua Boatsheds through

the Botanic Gardens and

Hagley Park.

As your boatman gently poles your

punt past the numerous specimen

trees and gardens, sit back, relax and

enjoy the gracious style of a past era.

Ideal for that special celebration and

you may bring your own food and

wine hamper. Take a personal tour

or come aboard with a small group

of friends.

Operates daily subject to suitable

weather.

Antigua Boatsheds,

Cambridge Terrace,

Christchurch

P +64 3 366 0337

www.punting.co.nz

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RANGITATA RAFTS

Undoubtedly one of the best full

day adventures in New Zealand.

Beautifully set in the rugged

beauty of the Southern Alps

(Lord of the Rings country), the

spectacular Rangitata Gorge

offers the most scenic and

exciting rafting New Zealand has

to offer.

Full training is provided on the

gentle slow moving water before

reaching the exhilarating grade

5 rapids. With 2.5 hours on the

water there is time for an optional

‘cliff jump’ and swimming in the

calmer stretches.

Enjoy meals with your fellow

rafters and guides at our farm

based lodge.

Join our day trip from

Christchurch or self drive on your

way to or from Queenstown.

Accommodation available.

Gentle Family Fun option

available on request.

Operates Sept – May

Peel Forest, Geraldine

NZFREEPHONE 0800 251 251

P +64 3 696 3735 F +64 3 696 3534

info@rafts.co.nz www.rafts.co.nz

SKYDIVINGNZ.COM Dare to do it!

Do you wish to experience the awesome adrenalin rush of a tandem skydive

or complete the latest training programme in one of life’s most exciting

adventure activities? Whichever you choose we offer you a friendly team of

qualified instructors, state of the art equipment and world class views over

the Majestic Southern Alps. As you step into thousands of feet of emptiness

and freefall at speeds of up to 200kph, you realise that nothing could have

prepared you for this indescribable sensation.

Available everyday, suitable weather permitting. Allow approx half a day.

NZFREEPHONE 0800 NZSKYDIVE P +64 3 302 9143 M +64 21 321 157

info@skydivingnz.com www.skydivingnz.com

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TANKS FOR EVERYTHING Drive a tank!

TANK & MILITARY VEHICLE

DRIVING, RIDES, TOURS

The ultimate tank adventure

and the only place in NZ

where YOU get to drive. Some

of the biggest armoured

vehicles in the world. Friendly

experienced instructors.

Large private purpose-built

off-road tracks. So go ahead.

Get dirty. Push the limits.

Turn your dreams into reality.

Call Tanks For Everything to

book your once-in a-lifetime

driving experience. Bookings

essential. We supply: full

instruction, camouflage

overalls / helmets, a unique

and unforgettable experience,

lots and lots of fun! Corporate

events, team-building, kids

parties, and custom packages

available.

Gift vouchers available.

985 McLeans Island Road, Christchurch 8051

P + 64 3 3591007 M +64 27 290 0941

info@tanksforeverything.co.nz www.tanksforeverything.co.nz

TRANZALPINE TRAIN Discover the Spectacular Southern Alps by Rail

Experience the magic of the TranzAlpine train as it cuts through the heart of

the Southern Alps, traversing 231km from the east coast to the west.

Cross the lush Canterbury plains, explore spectacular river gorges and climb

into the mountains, before descending through native beech forests.

See why this journey is rated one of the world’s best - all enjoyed from the

comfort of your air-conditioned carriage.

Book now at www.tranzscenic.co.nz

NZ FREEPHONE 0800 TRAINS (872 467)

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ADVENTURE TRAILRIDES

Enjoy the thrills of off road

Motorcycle & Quadbike fun,

riding the best high country trails

in New Zealand. Trails suitable

for novice to experienced riders.

Coaching can be arranged for

beginners. Includes transport

from Christchurch, all riding gear,

experienced guide, snacks, drink,

latest model trail bikes and quad

bikes from 100cc to 450cc. Half Day/Day Tours

departing daily from Christchurch all year round.

NZFREEPHONE 0800 222 584 P +64 274 510 584

mail@adventureride.co.nz www.adventureride.co.nz

ALPINE JET True New Zealand jet boating!

Experience the spectacular

scenery of the Waimakariri

River canyon and the thrills of

the World famous Hamilton jet

spins! Feel the excitement of true

New Zealand jet boating with

commentary and great photo

opportunities!

• Daily departures ex Chch

• Hamilton jet spins • Safe & Fun!

• Owner operators • Friendly & informative

Great Alpine Highway 73, Springfield, Canterbury

NZFREEPHONE 0800 26 36 26 P +64 3 318 4881

info@alpinejet.co.nz www.alpinejet.co.nz

ANTARCTIC ATTRACTION

The International Antarctic Centre is

Christchurch’s leading attraction. Have

fun in the Snow & Ice Experience, get

‘exchillarated’ in the Antarctic Storm,

see Little Blue penguins in the New

Zealand Penguin Encounter, take an

exciting outdoor ride on a genuine

Antarctic vehicle - the Hagglund,

cruise to Antarctica with ‘unexpected’

adventure in the 4D EXTREME Theatre!

One attraction not to be missed!

Open every day of the year from 9am

NZ FREEPHONE 0508 736 48 46 www.iceberg.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH ART GALLERY Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Free Admission!

Situated in the heart of the city,

Christchurch Art Gallery is a

must-see place to visit. Enjoy a

spectacular range of exhibitions,

exciting performances, films,

lectures and free guided tours.

Visit the Gallery Shop and

Alchemy Café & Wine Bar.

Easy access by bus and tram,

underground carparking available (charges apply).

Open daily 10am to 5pm, until 9pm Wednesdays.

Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street

P +64 3 941 7300 www.christchurchartgallery.org.nz

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CHRISTCHURCH CASINO Your complete entertainment destination!

• Winner Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism

Award 2010

• FREE shuttle service to/from local motels

and hotels, 6pm until 2am

• Modern à la carte menu at The Grand Café

showcasing local Canterbury produce

• All day menu at The Gallery from $7

• 500 gaming machines

• 36 table games

• Live music Friday & Saturday nights

• Open 24 hours | R20 | Dress Code Applies

30 Victoria Street P +64 3 365 9999

www.christchurchcasino.co.nz

JET THRILLS CHRISTCHURCH

Shallow water Jet boating

at its best. Speed, spins

and spray.

Situated only 15 minutes

north of Christchurch.

4 Fantastic tour options

available daily with a free

courtesy shuttle.

NZFREEPHONE 0800 277 726

Bookings essential

MAUI The art of the Maori haka

Enjoy a unique, entertaining

and informative cultural

performance by the Maori

people of New Zealand.

Experience the art of haka in

its many different forms and

be entertained as we present

our own stories through poi,

action song, traditional chants,

weaponry, stick games and the

legendary haka. A unique one hour cultural show in an inside contemporary

environment within the Christchurch city centre

Unit 3, Cathedral Junction, 107 Worcester St, central Christchurch

P +64 3 366 0324 office@mauihaka.co.nz www.mauihaka.co.nz

PEGASUS GOLF & SPORTS CLUB

Home of the New Zealand Women’s Open.

• 18 hole championship golf course

• State of the art driving range

• Practice putting and chipping greens

• Practice fairway bunker

• Tennis centre and gym

• Pro shop with full range of equipment

for hire

• The Bunker bar and cafe

Located just 25kms from Christchurch, just north of Woodend and only 3

minutes’ drive from Pegasus Bay beach.

For golf enquiries & bookings contact: P +64 3 920 3300

golf@pegasusgolfcourse.co.nz www.pegasusgolfcourse.co.nz

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SUPREME WINNER

2010


YALDHURST MUSEUM

Discover Christchurch’s premier car and

transport museum. Delve into a rich history

and see the amazing range of more than 150

vintage and classic cars, carriages and motor

cycles, including the historic race cars and the

‘Big Reds’ in the Fire Station. Set in the grounds

of the original 1876 heritage homestead, the

location is bursting with stories and history.

A real kiwiana experience!

Only15 minutes from Christchurch City centre. Turn right at Oderings Garden

Centre on Main West Coast Road, Highway 73.

26 School Road, Yaldhurst, Christchurch, New Zealand

Open daily 10am-5pm (closed Christmas Day and June).

P +64 3 3427 914 www.yaldhurstmuseum.co.nz

AERO STUNTS

Aero Stunts provides one of the fastest adventure rides in New Zealand, you can

experience loops, rolls, inverted flight and G-Forces up to +6/-3G in our Pitts

Special aerobatic stunt plane.

NZFREEPHONE 0800 788687

www.aerostunts.co.nz

CANTERBURY TRAILS

Canterbury Trails specialises in

personalised and private tours

in deluxe 4WD vehicles with no

more than 8 on board.

Choose from day trips to:

• Akaroa - stunning crater rim

drive, nature harbour cruise

and lunch

• Arthur’s Pass - TranzAlpine

train, magnificent mountain

drive, guided short walks and

lunch

• Kaikoura - scenic coastal drive,

whale watching cruise, lunch and

wine tasting

Alternatively, there are 2 day/1 night

excursions to Banks Peninsula and

Kaikoura/Hanmer Springs

Canterbury Trails also designs and

guides tailor made multi day tours

around the South Island.

All tours are fully escorted with

informative commentary from

knowledgeable guides giving an

insight into the South Island and

the people.

P +64 3 384 6148

www.canterburytrails.co.nz

trails@xtra.co.nz

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WINE & DINE CHRISTCHURCH

CURATOR’S HOUSE RESTAURANT

An elegant restaurant serving fresh

Canterbury cuisine in a unique

setting, the Botanic Gardens.

Historic architecture, river views and

its picturesque outdoor eating area

provide for memorable dining. Let

us tempt you with spring Canterbury

lamb, seafood, venison, duck and

vegetarian dishes along with classic Spanish dishes from owner Javier Garcia.

Carefully selected wines with a strong focus on quality local vineyards. It’s simply a

place too special to miss... Near the Arts Centre, Museum and Avon River, only 5

mins from the city centre. Open 7 days, lunch and dinner. Private Rooms available.

7 Rolleston Avenue, Botanic Gardens P +64 3 379 2252

F +64 3 379 2258 info@curatorshouse.co.nz www.curatorshouse.co.nz

HAY’S

Hay’s has built its reputation on the delicious

lamb served on our menu. The lamb is farmed at

our Pigeon Bay property and the menu offers an

appetising selection of New Zealand fare using

local, seasonal produce. Hay’s provides a showcase

of New Zealand wines and has received the Award

of Excellence from the American Wine Spectator

magazine.

Open 7 days November - April

Dinner from 5pm

Winter hours

Tues - Sat Dinner from 5pm

63 Victoria Street P +64 3 379 7501 eat@foodandwine.co.nz www.foodandwine.co.nz

LITTLE INDIA

Freshly ground spices and traditional tandoori cooking. Fine selection of local

wines and award winning Monsoon beer. Friendly staff, exceptional service and

vibrant ambience makes Little India a “must visit”. Takeaways, home deliveries and

online orders.

Lunch: Mon - Fri 11.30 to 2pm, Dinner: 7 days 5pm onwards.

38A, Merivale Mall, Merivale

P +64 3 355 8330

4, 7 Halswell Road, Hoon Hay

P +64 3 338 9030

www.littleindia.co.nz

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BACKPACKER CAMPERVAN & CAR RENTALS

If you’re after a cheap, reliable 2-6 berth

campervan, or a good honest car to

explore New Zealand, look no further.

5 branches nationally, 1 day car, 3 day

camper hires available. Hires for drivers

aged 18 and up and the knowledge that

you’re dealing with a brand supported by

flagship operators Maui and Britz.

24/7 Reservations

NZFREEPHONE 0800 533 11

Branches open: 8.30-4pm closed Christmas

Christchurch branch: 530-544 Memorial Avenue, Airport

backpacker@thlonline.com

www.backpackercampervans.co.nz www.facebook.com/backpackercampervans

JUCY RENTALS

JUCY is the friendliest, freshest, easiest, best value and most modest car and

campa company in Australasia covering the North and South Island in NZ.

Check out why JUCY vehicles are good for you:

· Instant access to our JUCY deals programme see

Jucydeals.com for a taste!

· Access to our famous JUCY ‘Ski for Free’ deal over

the winter season

· We hire cars and campas to 18 year olds and older

· Option to buy full comprehensive cover with NO

excess even to 18 -20 year olds

· No one way hire fees · Optional GPS available

791 Wairakei Road, Christchurch Airport

NZFREEPHONE 0800 399 736

info@jucy.co.nz www.jucy.co.nz jucy.co.nz/Facebook

ABOUT NEW ZEALAND RENTAL CARS

About New Zealand has branches located in Christchurch and throughout

NZ. We specialise in providing rental cars and vans for self-drive holidays and

sporting groups.

33 Iversen Tce Christchurch

NZFREEPHONE 0800 45 55 65

sales@rentalcar.co.nz www.rentalcar.co.nz

APEX CAR RENTALS

Apex is New Zealand’s largest independently owned car rental company and

offers a fleet of over 4,500 vehicles throughout NZ. Book online to get Best Price

and Instant Confirmation.

33 Iversen Tce Christchurch

NZFREEPHONE 0800 93 95 97

sales@apexrentals.co.nz www.apexrentals.co.nz

ROADTRIP RENTALS

Roadtrip Rentals provides you with low-cost transport so that you can spend your

money on the things that are really important to you whilst holidaying in NZ....

rather than on car hire!

33 Iversen Tce Christchurch

NZFREEPHONE 0800 151 800

sales@roadtriprentals.co.nz www.roadtriprentals.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH i-SITE VISITOR CENTRE

Phone +64 3 379 9629 Email info@christchurchnz.com

TOURS & TRANSPORTATION CHRISTCHURCH

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ACCOMMODATION CHRISTCHURCH

CHARLOTTE JANE Boutique Hotel

• Nominated for the best

boutique hotel in New Zealand

and Australasia 2009 and

2010

• Recommended by Frommers

and Fodors 2010

The Charlotte Jane boutique

hotel and restaurant was built

by the Captain of the Charlotte

Jane Ship.

The Restaurant offers the finest of

New Zealand food and wines and

is set in an exquisite venue with indoor and outdoor flow including jazz evenings.

This Historic heritage building is set in the heart of Merivale. It is a short walk to

Hagley Park or the CBD.

Guests can enjoy one of twelve beautiful and large rooms furnished with

Victorian grandeur.

Luxurious rooms feature full baths, or spa baths and fire places. The indulging

and relaxing experience at the Charlotte Jane includes complimentary wine and

canapés in the evenings at the Hotels own Gibson’s bar.

All packages include a full English breakfast served at the elegant state room.

Step into our very special world and feel soothed and relaxed in our rooms.

Indulge yourself in the pleasure of our elegant accommodation and experience

the magic that is the Charlotte Jane.

Papanui Road, Christchurch P +64 3 355 1028

www.charlotte-jane.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH TOP 10 HOLIDAY PARK Meadow Park

Christchurch’s premier holiday

park situated just 5kms from city

centre and airport in spacious

parklike setting with room to

breathe and space to relax.

Ideal for couples, families,

independent travellers and small

and large groups. Bus stop to city

is adjacent and it’s just 5 minutes

walk to Northlands Mall, 24 hour

supermarket, restaurants, cafes

and cinemas.

• Park Motels - 1 & 2 bedroom

• Self Contained units

• Deluxe Chalets

• Lodge - budget units for groups

• Standard units

• Power sites/Tent sites

• Indoor heated swimming pool

• Playground/jumping pillow

• 4 wheel bike hire

• BBQ areas

• Wireless/email facilities

• Travel Centre on site

for activities and attractions information & bookings

Meadow Street, Papanui, Christchurch

NZFREEPHONE 0800 396 323 P +64 3 352 9176

stay@christchurchtop10.co.nz www.christchurchtop10.co.nz

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KIWI BASECAMP

KIA ORA, The team of KIWI

basecamp, would like to welcome you

to our warm, comfortable, clean hostel

in the heart of Christchurch. We do

our best to offer you a memorable and

relaxing experience in our laid back 2

storey villa which has been rated into

the TOP TEN of New Zealand hostels

on hostelworld.com.

Our staff, all travellers at heart,

guarantee a hostel experience from

travellers for travellers. We can help

you out with journey planning, give

you some tips to get off the beaten

track and give you plenty of advise on

what to do in the Canterbury Area

and beyond.

For our guests we happily offer:

Free airport, train station, bus pick

up / drop off service (daily 8am - 8pm) - free breakfast with fresh home baked

bread - free coffee, tea, milo - daily supermarket runs - made up beds & fresh

towels - 24h check in - daily newsletter with tips on what to do in christchurch -

free bikes - internet - herb garden & barbeque - sky tv/ free dvds

PLUS staff members who go the extra mile to make your stay perfect!!! See you

soon at KIWI basecamp, you won’t be disappointed.

Marcus and the KIWI basecamp team.

69 Bealey Ave, Christchurch 8013

NZFREEPHONE 0800 50 50 25

www.kiwibasecamp.com stay@kiwibasecamp.com

PAVILIONS HOTEL

Just five minutes from the central city and

within walking distance to the Christchurch

Casino.

We have 86 beautifully designed and

appointed guest rooms and we can provide

rooms with full kitchen, spa bath and

paraplegic facilities.

We have a fully licensed Restaurant & Bar,

Swimming pool, Sauna & Gym.

Your stay includes free Wi-Fi, free parking

and free 100 DVD library.

42 Papanui Road, Christchurch NZFREEPHONE 0800 805 555

P +64 3 355 5633 reservations@pavilion.co.nz www.pavilionshotel.co.nz

ORARI BED & BREAKFAST AND APARTMENTS

Location, Location, Location! Central city (without the noise!) All of

Christchurch’s attractions right at your doorstep. Beautiful heritage,

10 bedroom B&B or 5 new 3 bed room, self-catered apartments.

BED & BREAKFAST - 42 Gloucester Street APARTMENTS - 315 Montreal Street

P +64 3 365 6569 F +64 3 365 2525 NZFREEPHONE 0800 2 ORARI

orari.bb@xtra.co.nz www.orari.co.nz

YMCA

Fantastic central location overlooking the Botanical Gardens. From $28 Dorms,

Single, Double, Twin rooms some ensuites, to apartments $200 you’ll be

impressed with the extensive range of high quality accommodation.

12 Hereford Street, Christchurch P +64 3 365 0502

accom@ymcachch.org.nz www.ymcachch.org.nz

ACCOMMODATION CHRISTCHURCH

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Phone +64 3 379 9629 Email info@christchurchnz.com


wELcomE to thE

CANTERBURY

DISTRICTS

The province of Canterbury is a kaleidoscope of cloud piercing

alps, surging rivers, ice age glaciers, lush green hills, sculpted

coastlines, turquoise lakes and great sun-drenched plains. Just

over 300kms long and 100kms wide and bordered by the Pacific

Ocean to the east and the spectacular snow covered Southern

Alps to the west, Canterbury offers more scenic variety and myriad

attractions in close proximity to one another, and within easy reach

from an international airport, than anywhere else in the world.

Enjoy it all.

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KAIKOURA

Only 2.5 hours north of Christchurch, discover the Kaikoura District with

it’s astonishing wildlife, spectacular coastline, breathtaking scenery and

fascinating Maori and European history.

Kaikoura is the leading eco-tourism destination in New Zealand and is

the first local authority in the world to achieve Green Globe certification,

proving Kaikoura’s ongoing commitment to reducing environmental

impacts. Kaikoura’s coastal water is home to an amazing array of marine

mammals and birdlife. Perhaps the most famous residents who can

be seen on virtually a daily basis are the Giant Sperm Whales, who

share this part of the Pacific Ocean with Dusky Dolphins, Fur Seals and

Albatross. As well as these residents, which can be viewed year round,

migrating species such as the rare Hectors Dolphins, Orca, Humpback

Whale and Blue Whales are frequent visitors.

MUST DO CHECKLIST:

• 4WD bike tours

• Coastal Peninsula Walk

• Fishing charters

• Golf

• Historical settlements

• Horse treks

• Maori cultural tours

• Marine birdlife

• Scenic flights

• Sea kayaking

• Swimming with Dolphins

• Whale Watching

www.christchurchnz.com/KAiKourA

FOR MORE INFORMATION LOOK FOR THE

OFFICIAL KAIKOURA VISITOR GUIDE

oFFiciAL Visitor GuiDE 2009/2010

KAIKOURA

CANTERBURY nEw zEALAnD

www.KAiKourA.co.nz

KAIKOURA i-SITE VISITOR CENTRE 43

West End, Kaikoura Phone +64 3 319 5641


ACCOMMODATION KAIKOURA

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KAIKOURA WILDERNESS WALKS AND LODGE

Experience the Wilderness Walk of

a Lifetime. This holistic wilderness

encounter is an opportunity for the

ultimate getaway.

Exclusive 2 or 3 day Private Guided

Walk through internationally

renowned Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve.

Accommodation at Shearwater

Lodge - nestled at the bush edge in

a spectacular alpine valley at 1000m. Our eco friendly

lodge provides the ultimate retreat. Walk, relax and

rejuvenate in this stunning alpine environment.

NZFREEPHONE 0800 945 337 P +64 3 319 6966

info@kaikourawilderness.co.nz www@kaikourawilderness.co.nz

SKYDIVE KAIKOURA

Experience the thrill of tandem skydiving

at 200kph with an experienced instructor

over Kaikoura, the place where the

mountains meet the sea. We are not a

“factory” type skydiving centre so promise

an “adrenaline rush” without hurrying

through the process. Only 2 1/2 hours

from Christchurch so get your freefall

face ready!

Available every day, weather permitting

between Oct and May. DVD and photos available.

NZFREEPHONE 0800 843 759 P +64 3 319 3309

info@skydivekaikoura.co.nz www.skydivekaikoura.co.nz

WHALE WATCH® KAIKOURA

• New Zealand’s ultimate all year

round nature experience

• See the Giant Sperm Whale in its

natural environment

Purpose built catamarans feature

outside decks for great viewing and

photo opportunities. Passenger

numbers for each tour are kept well below vessel carrying capacity to ensure

your tour experience remains a personal one. 95% success rate. We guarantee

an 80% refund if your tour doesn’t see a whale. Tours: 7.15am, 10am and

12.45pm daily. Additional tour at 3.30pm (Nov-Mar).

The Whaleway Station, Kaikoura P +64 3 319 6767

NZFREEPHONE 0800 655 121 F +64 3 319 6545

res@whalewatch.co.nz www.whalewatch.co.nz

AT TRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES, ACCOMMODATION KAIKOURA

KAIKOURA i-SITE VISITOR CENTRE 45

West End, Kaikoura Phone +64 3 319 5641


ACCOMMODATION KAIKOURA

WAVES ON THE ESPLANADE

5 star, luxury apartments just a stones

throw from the water’s edge, are

self-contained with 2 bedrooms, 2

bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen

and laundry. Large open plan living

areas open onto a private balcony with

spectacular sea & mountain views.

Private outdoor spa, kayaks, bicycles

available. Sky TV, Air con/heating in

all apartments. Disability unit with lift

access available. Internet access available. Close to town centre, award

winning restaurants and all amenities. Hosts: Liz & Damer.

78 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300 P +64 3 319 5890 F +64 3 319 5895

waves.apartments@xtra.co.nz www.kaikouraapartments.co.nz

PANORAMA MOTEL

The only motel in Kaikoura to truly claim the most magnificent sea and mountain

views from all 22 units, from studio to 2 bedroom family units. Just meters from

the sea. $110 to $200 for 1-4 persons, $20 each extra.

266 The Esplanade P +64 3 319 5053 NZFREEPHONE 0800 288 299

F +64 3 319 6605 panorama.motel@xtra.co.nz www.panoramamotel.co.nz

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HANMER SPRINGS &

HURUNUI DISTRICT

Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, the alpine spa village of Hanmer

Springs is the perfect setting for a weekend of indulgence, rejuvenation

or adventure.

Soak in natural thermal pools, explore 50km of mountain bike and

natural trails, enjoy gourmet dining or try your hand at a round of golf.

Hanmer Springs is a picturesque and exciting destination with no

shortage of activities to entertain and renew.

Take an idyllic road trip and tour the flavours of the North Canterbury

Food and Wine Trail. Sample innovative menus at local cafés, visit farm

and artesian producers, and if you can spare a night, enjoy the generous

hospitality of a top-class country retreat. The Waipara Valley is an

enjoyable half day or full day trip, and you have the appealing option of

joining an organised wine tour.

MUST DO CHECKLIST:

• Bungy jumping

• Cosy café lunch

• Dine at a vineyard

• Enjoy a spa treatment

• Forest walk

• Historic steam train

• Horse trek

• Jet boating and rafting

• Mountain bike trails

• Quad biking

• Soak in an AquaTherapy Pool

• Thrill on the SuperBowl water ride

www.christchurchnz.com/hurunui

FOR MORE INFORMATION LOOK FOR THE

OFFICIAL HANMER SPRINGS VISITOR GUIDE

HANMER SPRINGS i-SITE VISITOR CENTRE 47

42 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs Phone 0800 442 663


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42 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs Phone 0800 442 663


THE ST JAMES

Hanmers newest luxury motel in

the heart of the village. Indulge

yourself in our sumptuous executive

spa studios or one bedroom suites

and soak up our magnificent alpine

views.

Studios from $170

Hosts: Rae & Paul Baigent.

20 Chisholm Crescent, Hanmer Springs

NZFREEPHONE 0508 785 2637

P+ 64 3 315 5225

stay@thestjames.co.nz www.thestjames.co.nz

VILLAGE LAKE APARTMENTS

‘Imagine a place so luxurious and

comfortable you may never want

to leave’.

2/3 Bedroom Apartments - fully

fitted with everything you could

wish for.

Affordable Luxury from $230.

Hosts: Cathy & Bryan Berryman.

1 Rutherford Crescent, Hanmer Springs

NZFREEPHONE 0800 555 774

reception@villagelake.co.nz www.villagelake.co.nz

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WAIMAKARIRI

Waimakariri (meaning cold rushing water in Maori) is just minutes north

of Christchurch City. Its wide sandy beaches, rich rolling countryside and

forested foothills are full of fun and adventure.

In Waimakariri you will experience a truly New Zealand country lifestyle

and be welcomed by the people who will share this place with you.

The country towns of Rangiora and Oxford are destinations for shopping

with great cafés and art galleries to discover. Kaiapoi offers a unique

town experience with the life and activity on and near the meandering

river through the centre of town. The east coast beaches near Woodend

and Waikuku are popular, along with the golf course and lake at the

new Pegasus Town. Inland travelling will bring you to Cust, Loburn and

the Ashley Gorge, which are surrounded by rural farmland and views of

the foothills and mountains.

FOR MORE INFORMATION LOOK FOR THE

MUST DO CHECKLIST:

OFFICIAL WAIMAKARIRI VISITOR GUIDE

• Art galleries

• Bush walking

• Cafés and restaurants

• Country golf courses

• Cruising the Kaiapoi and Waimakariri rivers

• Farmers’ markets

• Garden Tours

• Historic homestead tours

• Horse trekking

• Hot air ballooning

• Jet boating

• Mountain biking, walking and hiking

www.christchurchnz.com/wAimAKAriri

oFFiciAL Visitor GuiDE 2009/2010

WAIMAKARIRI

KAiAPoi / oXForD / rAnGiorA / wooDEnD

CANTERBURY nEw zEALAnD

www.VisitwAimAKAriri.co.nz

KAIAPOI i-SITE VISITOR CENTRE 51

War Memorial, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi Phone +64 3 327 3134


AKAROA & THE BAYS

Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula is full of picturesque bays, seaside villages, boutique

galleries and cafes.

Lyttelton, a historic township 20 minutes from Christchurch, has a strong

artisan presence and eclectic cafes. Lyttelton overlooks the South Island’s

largest port and is surrounded by turn of the century weatherboard

cottages and stone buildings nestled in the hillside.

A picturesque 90 minute drive from Christchurch lies Akaroa, a

charming French inspired village. Take in sweeping harbour views and

see the outer bays from the hilltop vantage point. In the village itself,

spend a leisurely day exploring boutique shops, an antique museum,

galleries and gourmet eateries; swim with the rare Hector’s dolphin, or

cruise the beautiful volcanic harbour.

MUST DO CHECKLIST:

• Arts & crafts

• Boutique cheese factory

Christchurch Little River Rail Trail

• Cycle around Akaroa Village

• Enjoy the many walks in the area

• Fresh fish ‘n’ chips

• Harbour cruise

• Historic Timeball Station

• Luxury retreats

• Maori and colonial museums

• Penguin colony

• Sea kayaking

• Secluded sunny beaches

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FOR MORE INFORMATION LOOK FOR THE

OFFICIAL AKAROA & THE BAYS VISITOR GUIDE

oFFiciAL Visitor GuiDE 2010/2011

AKAROA

& THE BAYS

Banks Peninsula

CANTERBURY nEw zEALAnD

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nature cruises

Come aboard for a more personal nature cruise

around beautiful Akaroa Harbour and headlands

on the stylish new vessel, Into the Blue.

You’ll encounter, up close, fascinating bird life,

New Zealand fur seals, penguins and the rare and playful

Hector’s dolphins.

Your hosts’ heritage dates back to the very first settlers

on Banks Peninsula and they and their crew bring alive

fascinating tales of early Maori and colonial history as well

as insights into the fascinating volcanic geology of the area.

Complimentary wine, beer, juice or soft drinks and fresh

baking are served on board.

DEPARTURES daily

SUMMER 10.15am, 12.45pm and 3.15pm.

WINTER 12.45pm and other times by arrangement.

EVENING CRUISES & PRIVATE CHARTER by arrangement.

BOOKINGS: Office: 65 Beach Road (waterfront) Akaroa

Phone: +64 3 304 7866 | Email: cruise@akaroadolphins.co.nz

Freephone: 0800 99 01 02 (within New Zealand)

www.akaroadolphins.co.nz

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80 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa Phone +64 3 304 8600


AT TRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AKAROA & THE BAYS, BANKS PENINSULA

AKAROA HARBOUR NATURE CRUISES AND SWIMMING

WITH DOLPHINS

Join Black Cat Cruises award-winning

2 hour harbour & nature cruise, discover

rare playful Hector’s dolphins, penguins,

seals and marine birdlife. See volcanic

Cathedral Cave and hear about the areas

fascinating past. Complimentary tea/

coffee, Kids activity book and postcard.

Swimming with dolphins is available on

separate vessels. This year round activity

is a must do when visiting Canterbury.

Nowhere else is the world can offer you the

same opportunity to swim with Hector’s

dolphins. All equipment is provided. We

guarantee you will see dolphins or receive

a 75% refund. 85% success rate.

Summer Cruises depart: 11am & 1.30pm

Winter cruise at 1.30pm only

Summer Swimming: 9am, 12pm & 2pm

Winter swim at 12pm only

Main Wharf, Akaroa

NZFREEPHONE 0800 436 574

akaroa@blackcat.co.nz www.blackcat.co.nz

AKAROA JET

Experience beautiful Akaroa harbour

from a twin V8 jet! Stops include

palm gully, cathedral caves, marine

farms, Tikao Bay and more. This is

the only tour that can enter inside the

caves. Full 50 minute tour combining

all the best sights with the thrills of

jetboating. This is the best value for

money jet tour in New Zealand.

Operates daily October to April.

Adults $60, Children $34.

61B Beach Road, Akaroa

P +64 3 304 7092 M +64 27 483 3577 www.akaroajet.co.nz

WWW.AKAROA.COM

The Website for planning your trip to beautiful Akaroa & the Bays.

Accommodation, Activities, Transport, Café’s/Restaurants, Shopping, and up

to date Events.

www.akaroa.com

AKAROA FISHING & DIVE CHARTERS

Come fishing or diving with us while you enjoy the scenic splendour of

the volcanic harbour and coastline. All fishing gear provided. Group

bookings available.

NZFREEPHONE 0800 488 133 P +64 3 304 7220

charters@akaroafishing.co.nz www.akaroafishing.co.nz

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DUVAUCHELLE STORE AND CAFÉ

The Store and Café offers freshly baked

sourdough, espresso, groceries as well

as a range of well-priced wines.

Our pies are delicious and we use

organic flour and local ingredients.

Free wireless internet.

Store Hours - 7 days 8am - 6pm.

Café Hours - 7 days 9am - 4pm.

Evenings in summer

Happy Hour 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm

18 Main Road, Akaroa, State Highway 75, Banks Peninsula P +64 3 304 5807

AKAROA BLUE PEARLS “Isn’t it time to spoil someone?”

• Blue Pearls are cultured in the

Paua Shell, found only in the waters

around New Zealand

• Outstanding unique jewellery

designed and manufactured by

professional jewellers on site

• We have a large selection of hand

made jewellery

• Cultured Black and Gold pearls,

large selection of freshwater pearls

MainWharf, Akaroa P +64 3 304 7877

akaroabluepearls@xtra.co.nz

www.akaroabluepearls.com

AKAROA VILLAGE INN & BRUCE WATERFRONT APARTMENTS

The Akaroa Village Inn & Bruce

Waterfront Apartments are located

directly opposite the Main Wharf.

Experience the absolute luxury of the

Superior Suites or choose from our

variety of accommodation styles, from

affordable units to honeymoon suites.

The Akaroa Village Inn also manages

the historic Old Shipping Office.

Conference facilities are available.

*Heated pool (Summer)

81 Beach Road, Akaroa NZFREEPHONE 0800 695 2000

akaroa@clear.net.nz www.akaroavillageinn.co.nz

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AKAROA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 55

80 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa Phone +64 3 304 8600


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GREAT ALPINE HIGHWAY

& SELWYN

Experience the Selwyn District stretching from the Southern Alps to the

sea, providing an incredible variety of breathtaking scenery from the

Canterbury Plains to the stunning high country landscape of Arthurs Pass

and Lake Coleridge. Travel the great Alpine Highway, the spectacular

scenic route from Christchurch to the West Coast or take the famous

TranzAlpine train trip.

Selwyn has plenty on offer. Experience a stay in the country with a

variety of accommodation to suit all budgets. Take to the slopes of one

of Selwyn’s six ski areas. Enjoy a game of golf at one of the country golf

courses or the breathtaking Terrace Downs, get the adrenaline rushing

with a jet boat ride on the Waimakariri or Rakaia River, enjoy a glass of

wine at one of the boutique wineries or dine at one of our many cafés

with true country hospitality. There is so much to see and do!

MUST DO CHECKLIST:

• Arthurs Pass National Park

• Castle Hill limestone rocks

• Cave Stream cave

Christchurch Little River Rail Trail

• Craigieburn Forest Park

• Farm visits

• High country lakes & Lake Ellesmere

• International & country golf courses

• Jet boat ride

• Ski or snowboard

• TranzAlpine train

• Visit a boutique winery

www.christchurchnz.com/sELwYn

WWW.SELWYNDISTRICT.CO.NZ

WWW.GREATALPINEHIGHWAY.CO.NZ

FOR MORE INFORMATION LOOK FOR THE

OFFICIAL SELWYN VISITOR GUIDE

oFFiciAL Visitor GuiDE 2009/2010

GREAT ALPINE

HIGHWAY &

SELWYN

Arthur’s PAss / sPrinGFiELD / DArFiELD

LAKE coLEriDGE / LEEston / tAi tAPu

CANTERBURY nEw zEALAnD

www.sELwYnDistrict.co.nz

www.GrEAtALPinEhiGhwAY.co.nz


ASHBURTON, METHVEN,

RAKAIA & MT SOMERS

Snow-capped Southern Alps, high country snow fed lakes and water

canals bordered by impressive braided rivers, encompass this diverse

region. Within an hour of Christchurch International Airport you can be

skiing or snowboarding, rafting, skydiving, enjoying a country golf course,

visiting gardens, uncovering relics of aviation and transport history, hiking

or mountain biking – all while experiencing traditional rural hospitality.

The Ashburton District offers a perfect escape no matter what your

taste or budget! From Christchurch travel the Inland Scenic Route 72 or

State Highway 1, and experience Ashburton District nestled close to the

Southern Alps with a combination of excitement and country tranquility.

MUST DO CHECKLIST:

• Adventure Argos

• Aviation Museum & Plains Railway

FOR MORE INFORMATION LOOK FOR THE

• Fly-fishing & Hunting

OFFICIAL ASHBURTON VISITOR GUIDE

• Helicopter flights & Heli-skiing

• Hiking & mountain biking

• Hit the slopes!

• Hot air balloon ride

• Lake Hood

• Local Country Pub and fine dining

• ‘Lord Of The Rings’ tour

• Methven & Rakaia Gorge Walkways

• Mt Somers Track

• New Zealand Alpine & Agriculture Encounter

• Rakaia Salmon Experience

• Relaxing massage or round of golf

www.christchurchnz.com/AshBurton

ASHBURTON i-SITE VISITOR CENTRE

East Street, Ashburton Phone +64 3 308 1050

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Old fashioned guidance

We are a country store located

in the beautiful farm region

of South Canterbury. If you’re

searching for authentic New

Zealand-made woollen goods,

drive no further – The Tin Shed

is your one-stop-shop for all

things woolly and warm!

All New Zealand-made

We only stock NZ-made

products, from Merino and

Merino-Possum knitwear to

accessories and homeware;

experience one of the most

extensive selections available.

Our roof is our only overhead

Our products are sold direct

to you at affordable country

prices.

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We’ll mail anywhere!

We can mail your purchases

to any part of the world.

Talk to the animals

Amble through our farmyard

and native garden. Meet Lass

the friendly donkey, rabbits,

sheep, alpacas, kune kune pigs

and hens.

How to find us

Turn off State Hwy 1 at Rangitata

onto Hwy 79 and drive for 1 km.

Or turn off Hwy 72 onto Hwy 79

and drive for 8 minutes.

GPS coordinates:

S44.06381° E171.36214°

• Open 7 days, 8.30 am – 5pm

• Freephone 0508 504 006

Shop online at:

thetinshed.co.nz


Methven

New Zealand

space to play

space to stay

amazing space

only 1 hour from

Christchurch

amazingspace.co.nz

METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE

Methven Heritage Centre is a vibrant, modern function centre offering art,

heritage and educational exhibitions and programmes, conference and event

facilities, Methven i-Site, and the Heritage Café. A new interactive visitor

attraction, the NZ Alpine & Agriculture Encounter, opens August 2011.

160 Main Street, Methven. P +64 3 302 9666 F +64 3 302 9663

info@methvenheritagecentre.co.nz www.methvenheritagecentre.co.nz

AT TRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES, ACCOMMODATION ASHBURTON, METHVEN, RAKAIA & MT SOMERS

METHVEN i-SITE VISITOR CENTRE 59

160 Main Street, Methven Phone +64 3 302 8955


AT TRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES, ACCOMMODATION ASHBURTON, METHVEN, RAKAIA & MT SOMERS

MT HUTT SKI AREA

Come and experience

our high country ski

area. At 2086m, Mt

Hutt towers over the

Canterbury Plains

offering breathtaking

views out to the ocean.

Home to one of the

longest seasons in the

Southern hemisphere,

Mt Hutt is the South

Islands perfect winter

destination. It has a

well developed trail

network that attracts

all snow lovers, from

the total beginner

through to the

world’s top racers and riders. Facilities and services include modern chairlifts,

a 10,000sqm terrain park and beginner/novice mini-park as well as a warm,

comfortable base building where Cantabrian friendliness embraces all visitors.

At just over an hour’s drive from Christchurch International Airport, Mt Hutt is

easily accessible from anywhere in Australasia.

Season runs mid June – late October.

Daily bus transfers are available from Methven and Christchurch.

Mt Hutt . Snow Centre,

94 Main Street, Methven

P + 64 3 302 8811

Snow Reports P +64 3 308 5074

service@mthutt.co.nz www.nzski.com

BRINKLEY RESORT

Brinkley Resort is an Award Winning

High Country, self contained style

accommodation resort, restaurant

and conference centre situated

in the Alpine heartland village of

Methven, at the foothills of majestic

Mt Hutt.

Only 2 minute walk to the town

centre, conveniently positioned for

the daily Mt Hutt shuttle. The Resort

was refurbished in 2008 and holds

a 4 star Qualmark rating.

The accommodation comprises of

40 self contained studio rooms and

40 self contained two bedroom

apartments. There is also a fully

equipped laundry and Ski storage

room with drying racks annexed

to every room and apartment. All

apartments contain spa baths and

there are two outdoor mountain

view spas as well as tennis courts,

chip and putt greens and a helipad

which provides direct access for heliskiers to the surrounding slopes.

The restaurant, Shackleton’s Bar & Grill, was a recipient of the prestigious NZ

Beef & Lamb Award in 2009 & 2011as well as the resort winning the Ashburton

District Tourism Award for self contained accommodation in 2009.

43 Barkers Road, Methven

P +64 3 302 8885 F +64 3 302 8862

info@brinkleyresort.co.nz www.brinkleyresort.co.nz

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AORAKI MOUNT COOK

MACKENZIE

Pristine snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes and a network of powder

blue canals form the tapestry of this remarkable region.

At the heart of the Mackenzie towers New Zealand’s highest mountain

peak, the majestic Aoraki Mount Cook, the same peak that Sir Edmund

Hillary practiced on before his successful ascent of Mount Everest. Travel

the well-worn paths of New Zealand’s mountain climbing pioneers or

enjoy a stunning view of this dramatic landscape from the comfort of a

luxurious alpine suite.

When it comes to spectacular scenery, history & outdoor adventure, the

Mackenzie region will provide a memorable experience for everyone.

MUST DO CHECKLIST:

• Alpine treks

• Boat ride on a glacial lake

• Church Of The Good Shepherd

• Enjoy local cuisine

• Experience a World Heritage area

• Hit the ski slopes

• Lake Tekapo

• Mount John Observatory

• Relaxing spa treatment

• Scenic flights and glacier snow landings

• Sir Edmund Hillary Centre

• Ski the Tasman glacier

• Stargaze

• Visit Kaki Black Stilts

www.christchurchnz.com/mAcKEnziE

FOR MORE INFORMATION LOOK FOR THE

OFFICIAL MACKENZIE VISITOR GUIDE

LAKE TEKAPO i-SITE VISITOR CENTRE

State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo Phone +64 3 680 6579

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AT TRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES, ACCOMMODATION AORAKI MOUNT COOK MACKENZIE

AIR SAFARIS

The Air Safaris Grand Traverse

flight is the recognised premier

Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing

experience; this magnificent flight

encompasses both the Mount Cook

and Westland World Heritage Parks

as well as 200 km of New Zealand’s

most memorable and spectacular

scenery. Friendly, personal

service - modern aircraft fleet with

guaranteed window seats. Established Lake Tekapo 1970.

Lake Tekapo & Glentanner Park, Main Highway, Lake Tekapo

NZFREEPHONE 0800 806 880 P +64 3 680 6880

sales@airsafaris.co.nz www.airsafaris.co.nz

TEKAPO HELICOPTERS

Experience the awesome Mount

Cook and Glaciers with each flight

including a snow-landing. The

combination of spectacular scenery

with friendly personalised service

ensures that this is the trip of a

lifetime! Tekapo Helicopters is the

only helicopter company operating

out of Tekapo. We also cater for all of

your charter work, from weddings,

Heliskiing to photo’s and all other

general helicopter work.

Main Road, Lake Tekapo NZFREEPHONE 0800 35 98 35 P +64 3 680 6229

F +64 3 680 6228 tekapohelicopters@xtra.co.nz www.tekapohelicopters.co.nz

EARTH AND SKY

Earth & Sky Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo

- Lake Tekapo Sanctuary for the stars -

Astro Cafe on Mt John – Day Tours of the Observatory - Sunset/Twilight Tours -

Mt John Night Tours .

P +64 3 680 6960 F +64 3 680 6950

info@earthandsky co.nz www.earthandsky.co.nz

PEPPERS BLUEWATER RESORT, Lake Tekapo

With breathtaking views

over Lake Tekapo and

surrounding mountains

this new resort offers studio

rooms and a wide range

of fully self contained one,

two & three bedroom

villas. Rakinui Restaurant

offers a wide selection of

international cuisine made

from the freshest local

produce from the region.

State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo

NZFREEPHONE 0800 680 570 www.peppers.co.nz

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GLACIER EXPLORERS

Glacier Explorers is the only tour of its

kind in New Zealand. You will have a

memorable up close encounter with New

Zealand’s largest glacier, the Tasman

Glacier. Explore, learn and discover

the ever-changing glacial landscape as

you journey across the Tasman Glacier

Terminal Lake in a custom-built MAC

Boat with your experienced guide.

Mount Cook Alpine Village

Terrace Road, Aoraki Mount Cook

NZ FREEPHONE 0800 68 68 00 P +64 3 435 1809

info@glacierexplorers.co.nz

www.glacierexplorers.co.nz

TASMAN VALLEY 4WD & ARGO TOURS

Feel very small next to the might of the Tasman

Glacier on a unique 4WD & Argo adventure. This

trip is guaranteed to be both memorable and highly

enjoyable, providing some of the most spectacular

photographic opportunities in the Aoraki Mt Cook

National Park. Your friendly guide will provide

informative commentary and will stop at several

vantage points overlooking the Tasman Glacier and

terminal lake.

Mount Cook Alpine Village

Terrace Road, Aoraki Mount Cook

NZFREEPHONE 0800 68 68 00

P +64 3 435 1809 www.mountcooktours.co.nz

MOUNT COOK BACKPACKER LODGE

There’s a friendly new face at Aoraki

Mount Cook. The Backpacker lodge

opened in 2010, and offers a great

range of quality accommodation

options to suit all budgets and tastes.

All rooms include ensuite bathrooms,

balconies or patios, quality linen and

mountain views.

Chill out in the Chamois Bar & Grill, a

favourite of travellers and locals alike.

Enjoy a pub meal, then party till late or

watch the game on the big screen.

Lodge facilities include:

• Self catering kitchen

• Global Gossip internet café

• Tour booking desk

• Chamois bar & grill

• Beer Garden & BBQ area

• Guest laundry

• TV room

• Stores shop selling basic items

Mount Cook Alpine Village

Terrace Road, Aoraki Mount Cook

NZFREEPHONE 0800 100 512 P +64 3 435 1653

bookings@mountcookbackpackers.co.nz

www.mountcookbackpackers.co.nz

AT TRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES, ACCOMMODATION AORAKI MOUNT COOK MACKENZIE

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State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo Phone +64 3 680 6579


ACCOMMODATION AORAKI MOUNT COOK MACKENZIE

THE HERMITAGE HOTEL Aoraki Mount Cook

Just 55 kilometres from the Lake Pukaki turn-off in the majestic Mackenzie

Country, Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village lies in a wilderness playground,

surrounded by towering mountainous terrain and New Zealand’s highest peak,

Aoraki Mount Cook.

Accommodation ranges from luxurious hotel rooms to self-catering motel units

and A-frame chalets. Several bars and restaurants offer casual through to fine

dining in spectacular surroundings.

Leisure pursuits have been enhanced with the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

which features a spectacular 15min 3D movie, digital dome planetarium,

museum and Hillary Gallery, depicting Sir Edmund’s longstanding connection

with the region. Outdoors, snow, ice, hidden

valleys, lakes and glaciers offer discovery,

relaxation and adventure from the ground up.

Make the journey and be amazed!

Terrace Road, Aoraki Mt Cook Village

NZFREEPHONE 0800 68 68 00

P +64 3 435 1809

F +64 3 435 1879

reservations@hermitage.co.nz

www.hermitage.co.nz

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Tekapo

On the shores of Lake Tekapo,

80 comfortably appointed

rooms including lake views. All

with private facilities, priced

for all budgets. Relaxed family

restaurant, spa pool & wireless.

Reservation: 0800 835 276

P +64 3 680 6848

info@tekapo.co.nz

www.tekapo.co.nz

Omarama

Comfortably appointed guest

rooms ideal for families and the

budget conscious traveller.

Country hospitality, home-style

buffets, hearty winter brasserie.

Reservations: 0800 800 827

P +64 3 438 9894

countrytimeresort@xtra.co.nz

www.countrytimehotel.co.nz

Twizel

History and rugged personality is

reflected in the style of this hotel,

108 full-facility guest rooms,

including 28 deluxe rooms.

Restaurant and bar overlooking

beautifully manicured grounds.

Reservations: 0800 500 869

P +64 3 435 0869

bookings@mackenzie.co.nz

www.mackenzie.co.nz

Omarama

Enjoy Southern hospitality in

this well appointed Hotel with

a variety of guestroom styles

and quality cuisine at The

Four Seasons Restaurant.

Reservation: 0800 809 805

P +64 3 438 9805

heritagegateway@xtra.co.nz

www.heritagegateway.co.nz

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State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo Phone +64 3 680 6579


SOUTH CANTERBURY

& WAIMATE

For a family-friendly holiday base, romantic hideaway or short break,

South Canterbury in the Central South Island is full of hidden surprises.

Enjoy a snapshot of New Zealand where kiwi hospitality thrives!

Sweeping plains, rolling hills, braided rivers and unspoiled coastline

make this refreshing natural environment popular for holidays, recreation

and all manner of sporting pursuits.

Spend time in central Timaru or explore further afield to nearby

Geraldine, Peel Forest, Pleasant Point or Temuka.

Waimate, at the foot of the Hunters Hills, is a charming New Zealand

country town. The gateway to the Waitaki river valley, Waimate is one

of the few places in New Zealand where wallabies run wild.

Whether stopping on a day trip or taking time out to really relax and

discover, you’ll find plenty of attractions and points of interest.

MUST DO CHECKLIST:

• Te Ana Ngai Tahu Rock Art Centre

and Maori Rock Art Tours

• 4WD tours

• Charming boutique villages

• Family friendly rivers, beaches

& the famous Caroline Bay

• Golf

• Gourmet foods and local wines

Guided outdoor adventures

• Heritage tours

• Hiking, biking, walking & horse riding

• Hunting & fishing

www.christchurchnz.com/cEntrAL

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AIGANTIGHE ART GALLERY

Regional

National

International Exhibitions

Open Tues to Fri 10am - 4pm

Weekends 12 noon - 4pm

Sculpture Garden always open

Free admission

49 Wai-iti Road, Timaru

P +64 3 688 4424

gallery@timdc.govt.nz

www.timaru.govt.nz/art-gallery

TIMARU i-SITE VISITOR CENTRE

Landing Services Building, 2 George Street, Timaru Phone +64 3 687 9997

AT TRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND & WAIMATE

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