Alpine Pacific Touring Route

450kms of Spectacular

Winding its way from Christchurch, through North Canterbury to Kaikōura in the east and Hanmer Springs in the west – this is a journey of unparalleled variety you’d be hard placed to find anywhere else in the world. 

Taste the award-winning flavours of the buzzing North Canterbury and Waipara wine and food scene and soak under the stars at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa. Stretch your legs and listen for bellbirds on a mountain walk or hit the sea for close encounters with whales, seals, albatross and dolphins in Kaikōura. It’s one of the best places for marine life encounters on the planet.

There are art trails to explore and plenty of beaches to comb as well as many new gems to discover in Christchurch, New Zealand’s hub of change and creativity.

Be it the alpine beauty of Mt Lyford and Waiau, the secluded beaches of Gore Bay and Motunau, the resort town of Hanmer Springs, or the old country charm of Weka Pass and Hawarden - this is a road-trip that truly has it all. 

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42 Amuri Avenue
Hanmer Springs
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 315 0000
Free phone : 0800 442 663 (NZ only)