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Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island. Alive with a mix of historic charm and exiting city life. It hosts a busy international airport and deep water port. Each day offers so much to do from hot air ballooning to the casino, or a punt ride down the Avon River. Exploring Christchurch and Canterbury takes time. This part of the region gets snow on the mountains in winter, and sports fantastic beaches to relax on in summer.

Sightseeing on your own is easy using the Christchurch Tramway. This is an inner city tour that uses beautifully restored trams that follow a 2.5 km loop around central Christchurch. The tour combines the heritage of the trams, attractions and historical buildings with the culture of the Garden City. The nine stops include Cathedral Square, the Aquarium of Discovery, the Arts Centre, Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, the Avon River, Victoria Square and New Regent Street - to name just a few. By using an all day pass, you can hop on and off and save a lot of walking. 

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Akaroa
Formed by three violent eruptions from ancient volcanoes is the Banks Peninsula which is only a 30 minutes drive from Christchurch.. The coastline of Akaroa Harbour and the surroundings bays are the result of earth’s fury. The Ngai Tahu Maori Tribe originally discovered the charm of this location. Captain Cook sighted Akaroa Harbour in 1770s. The only early French settlement in New Zealand, still has French street names, quaint historical buildings and inspired cuisine. French influence is still evident in this popular tourist town.

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Whale in Kaikoura, New ZealandKaikoura
The underwater mountains off shore and ocean currents make Kaikoura. a natural World renowned area for whale watching and swimming with the dolphins. 
Along the rugged coast line Fur Seals sun on the rocks as Hector Dolphins play close to the shore. Whale watching cruises can see giant Sperm Whales that rise from the depths and surface all year around.

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Hanmer Springs
Hammer Springs is a scenic alpine and thermal village. Visitors have been attracted to the soothing mineral water spas since 1859 to relieve tensions and physical replenishment. Out door activities include mountain biking, skiing, river rafting, forest walks and bungy jumping.
Discover the wine makers of the picturesque Waipara Valley which is also just north of Christchurch.

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