If you're after diverse landscape and exceptional experiences, plan to head north from Christchurch to discover the best of the top of the South Island.
You’ve probably heard people bandy around phrases like ‘natural wonders’, ‘stunning landscapes’ and ‘adrenaline centre’ when they talk about New Zealand, but it’s here, in the top of the South Island, where these terms really come to life. This neck of the woods has experiences, wildlife, food, wine, relaxation and just the right amount of thrills to tick every box on anyone’s list. From the quirkiness of Christchurch, that’s come back with a vengeance — better than ever and evolving in ways no one thought possible — to the whales and dolphins in Kaikoura, the vineyards and the hop fields of Nelson. With world-class food moments, natural hot springs and all kinds of outdoor adventures, you don’t really even need loads of time to do it all. You can experience some of the most memorable sights, sounds and tastes in just a short distance. That’s the beauty of New Zealand.
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