Christchurch & Kaikoura

Eat the freshest of seafood from roadside stalls, discover quaint seaside towns and marvel at majestic whales.

Christchurch & Kaikoura are fascinating destinations on New Zealand’s South Island. From manicured vineyards and wild coastlines to towering mountains and pristine glacial lakes, this is a region of remarkable contrasts and a haven for those seeking incredible scenery and adventure.

From Christchurch city, you’ll find the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the majestic Southern Alps and an ancient volcanic peninsula all within driving distance. Journey through the Southern Alps by train, investigate the night sky in the world’s largest International Dark Sky Reserve or get up close with giant sperm whales, pilot whales, orca and humpbacks in Kaikōura – from a boat, plane or helicopter.
Christchurch combines urban regeneration with heritage, culture and exhilarating activity. The picturesque coastal town of Kaikōura is the perfect place for marine life encounters, coastal walks, and tucking into a plate of crayfish. Christchurch & Kaikoura are not to be missed.

Watch the steam rise amid murmurs of conversation as you sit back and relax in Hanmer Springs’ natural hot pools, explore charming townships, boutique galleries and hidden bays in Akaroa and Banks Peninsula or enjoy the delights of the North Canterbury wine region.


Classic South Island
Classic South Island

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Duration: 12 Days
Departs Daily
South Island: Blowholes, Beaches & Whales
South Island: Blowholes, Beaches & Whales

Explore the diverse landscape of the South Island from the dry flat Plains of Canterbury, to the lush rainforests of…

Duration: 10 Days
Departs Daily
Ultimate New Zealand: Rail, Cruise & Coach
Ultimate New Zealand: Rail, Cruise & Coach

Experience the beauty of New Zealand at a relaxed pace on this fully escorted small group tour which combines travel…

Duration: 19 Days
Next Departure Date: 05 Oct 2021
Ultimate South Island Escape
Ultimate South Island Escape

Experience the beauty of New Zealand's South Island at a relaxed pace on this fully escorted small group tour which…

Duration: 10 Days
Next Departure Date: 02 Oct 2021
In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton
In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton

Experience the greatest expedition known in the century and head down to the white baron land, Antarctica. From exploring historic…

Duration: 30 Days
Ship: Spirit of Enderby
Next Departure Date: 08 Feb 2022