Explore the vibrant, ever-changing city of Christchurch

15 September 14

New Zealand is a destination rich with natural beauty, a palette of dramatic scenes of the purest natural landscapes you’ll ever experience. Showcasing the best of nature’s assets where towering Alps meet peaceful sounds and rugged coastlines merge with sweeping plains.

It’s wonderful that you can share your New Zealand experience with like-minded people on a Grand Pacific Tours coach tour. The 10 Day South Island Spectacular and 16 Day Highlights Tour both begin in the vibrant, ever-changing city of Christchurch, named by New York Times as a place to visit in 2014.

Christchurch is your gateway to the Canterbury region, a vast land of patchwork plains, soaring peaks, alpine lakes and unique, once-in-a-lifetime activities. Enjoy a city tour and visit the Re:START precinct located in the heart of Christchurch. Offering a unique shopping experience, the outdoor retail and café precinct is built in fashionably presented shipping containers. The shops are full of premium fashion, shoes, food and Kiwi-icon based products. Located in Re:START is Quake City, a popular multi-media attraction that tells the stories of the Christchurch and Canterbury earthquakes.

For those with more free time in Christchurch, explore the city on an open top bus, tram or even while punting on the beautiful Avon River, an iconic attraction not to be missed. Board your classic Punt at the historic Antigua Boat Sheds landing, your Edwardian Punter will guide you quietly past trailing willows, woodlands and leafy banks as you absorb the beauty of Christchurch’s Hagley Park.

A wonderful inclusion provided on both tours is the world famous TranzAlpine Rail journey, Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps where vies of the alpine landscape will take your breath away.

On both tours you will also enjoy key highlights such as the rugged West Coast, enjoy 2 nights in picturesque Queenstown, cruise the Milford Sound, discover the Scottish town of Dunedin and marvel at mighty Mt Cook.

These locations are waiting to be explored, discover this destination rich with natural beauty and return home with memories to last a lifetime.

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