Find road trip highlights, attractions, things to do & what to see when travelling from Christchurch to Akaroa via the Banks Peninsula. 

We count down the list of our favourite South Island Roadies, everything from a few days to a couple of weeks, we’ve got your insider’s guide!

Canterbury is an excellent area to explore, with many hidden gems near Christchurch. An easy road trip will get you to destinations that have much to offer, whether that’s a relaxing weekend, or an adventurous day trip.

With thousands of kilometers of coast, it’s going to be hard to see every beach in New Zealand, but we’ve put together a list of the highlights so you don’t miss out!


Ninety Mile Beach

Need a break from the big city, or running away to New Zealand for the summer? We’ve got the insider track on some amazing getaway locations so you can take a break and relax in style.



New Zealand has some stunning flora, and what better time to explore the gardens than in Spring? Wherever you are in the country, you’re not far from an oasis of flowers.


Our favourite way to spend the winter is by steaming up in a hot pool, so we've put together an insider's guide to where to find the best hot pools around New Zealand.


Getting ready for your trip to the cold shores of New Zealand this winter? Unsure if all those Lord of the Rings snow storms are a reality? We’re here to put you and your snow chain concerns at ease.

We can’t help you with the moody captions, but we can tell you where you’ll get the best pictures to make all your friends wish they were living your life.

Cape Reinga

Nelson to Christchurch walking the Abel Tasman National Park – 5 days

Picton to Christchurch via Kaikoura – 3 Days

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