Canterbury and the West Coast

The Canterbury plains stretch down the east side of the South Island and are home to the small town of Kaikoura, famous for its abundant marine life. In the Maori language, ’kai’ means ’to eat’ and ’koura’ means ’crayfish’ – enjoy some of New Zealand’s freshest seafood whilst gazing out to sea, looking out for giant Sperm Whales, pods of dolphins and seal colonies that frequent these shores.

Canterbury and the West Coast

From here you can continue on to Christchurch, the Garden City, with its many beautiful parks, country gardens and English architecture. Meanwhile, the west coast is home to the stunning Glaciers of Franz Josef and Fox – here you can explore incredible ice caves and dramatic seracs.

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Hapuku Lodge

Kaikoura, Canterbury and the West Coast, New Zealand

Designed as a contemporary luxury country lodge, Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses sit at the foot of South Island's spectacular Kaikoura Ranges, looking out over the rugged Pacific Coast of New Zealand - home to an abundance of marine life.

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Annandale

Akaroa, Canterbury and the West Coast, New Zealand

Step off the beaten track and discover Annandale, set amid a rugged landscape of hills and bays on Banks Peninsula. Only an hour from Christchurch, this hidden gem sits on a 4000-acre farm in one of the world's most spectacular coastal locations.

Couples Villa Adventure
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Otahuna Lodge

Christchurch, Canterbury and the West Coast, New Zealand

Otahuna is an elegant, opulent lodge set at the heart of a rolling country estate. With commanding views of its landscaped gardens and far beyond to the surrounding plains, the views take you to the foot of New Zealand's Southern Alps.

Adventure Riding Culture
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The Lindis

Canterbury and the West Coast, New Zealand

Nestled in the pristine Ahuriri Valley in New Zealand’s South Island, you will find The Lindis. New Zealand’s newest luxury lodge has been created for you to unwind and relax while taking in the surrounding idyllic setting.

Adventure Riding Culture
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Mount Cook Lakeside Retreat

Mt Cook, Canterbury and the West Coast, New Zealand

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is set in a forest wilderness overlooking the turquoise blue waters of Lake Pukaki. It is right on the doorstep of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park located in the beautiful and unique Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area.

Adventure Beach Couples Short Break
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The George

Christchurch, Canterbury and the West Coast, New Zealand

Christchurch's The George is the essence of supreme comfort, a luxury, contemporary hotel with individual attention in an intimate ambience, just moments from the heart of New Zealand's garden city opposite Hagley Park.

Culture Short Break
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Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass

Arthurs Pass, New Zealand

Wilderness Lodge is a family-friendly eco-lodge in the dramatic Arthur’s Pass on New Zealand’s South Island. Set on a 4000 acre working sheep farm, you can enjoy nature walks, fly-fishing and sheep farm experiences.

Eco/ethical tourism Couples Off the beaten track
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