Touring Routes

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With so many things to do, we guarantee that kids will be fully entertained and parents will be wanting to come back to explore more. It’s never easy planning a trip, so we’ve taken care of it for you by packing together the ultimate family vacation highlighting the best in entertainment. From playing in real snow and ice to swimming under waterfalls and racing down thrilling waterslides, we’ve got your family covered.

Discover or re-ignite your romance on the Alpine Pacific Touring Route.

Rustic Romance

There are so many opportunities to create memories and enjoy some time with your partner.

Long lunches in the North Canterbury Wine Region, soaking in the mineral-filled thermal waters in Hanmer Springs, indulging in spa treatments, or sitting together enjoying the beautiful views over Mt Lyford - it’s all here.

Road to Gore Bay

Gore Bay Tourist Drive

In the Hurunui District there is a little known gem - 'The Gore Bay Tourist Drive' which directs our visitors to the coastal settlement of Gore Bay.

It's 21km in length, your starting point can either be at Domett if heading north (turn to your right and take Hurunui Mouth Road) or Cheviot if heading south (turn to your left, just after Hammer Hardware). Look for the brown tourist road signs.

Gore Bay is considered to be one of New Zealand's safest surfing beaches and offers a large range of summer houses (also known as cribs or baches) for hire.

Cheviot is only 8km away and offers a great range of cafes, restaurants and some unique shops and galleries where you can pick up a piece of local art.

Heading off the 'beaten track' is where the most fun can be hard, so why not get side tracked along the Gore Bay Tourist Drive.

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Getting Here

See the most of this beautiful region by travelling along the Alpine Pacific Touring Route. A 450km journey through the Hurunui heartland, Waipara Valley, Hanmer Springs, and Kaikōura. Spectacular.

Hanmer Springs

New Zealand's alpine spa village is a haven of both relaxation and adventure. For more than a century visitors have sought the rejuvenating tonic of this beautiful town.

Kaikōura

This is a place like nowhere else in the world - where mountains spectacularly meet the sea. Magnificent wildlife is plentiful and exciting adventures and fascinating history await you. This is New Zealand’s eco-tourism capital and under three hours' drive from Christchurch.

Waipara Valley

The North Canterbury wine region is an Aladdin’s cave of geologically rich areas brimming with limestone, moa bones and fossils. Award-winning wineries, stunning scenic walkways and delicacy-producing farms are all here.

Christchurch

Christchurch is a vibrant, energetic city where urban regeneration and creativity thrive. Picture amazing street art, innovative projects, a booming hospitality scene and state-of-the-art architecture that is changing the way the city looks, feels and functions.

Christchurch Airport

The primary gateway to the South Island, Christchurch Airport has an award-winning terminal which attracts more than 6.5 million passengers a year, connecting Christchurch with the rest of the world. There's plenty of places to eat, shop and relax while you await flights.

Christchurch Airport

Greymouth

Greymouth is a town with a history of jade hunting, gold mining and dramatic river floods.

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