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Planning your holiday route in a hire car and wanting to quickly know distances between locations, this calculator will work it out for you.
Experience a taste of warm ‘kiwi’ hospitality when you cruise Cook Strait with the proudly New Zealand owned Bluebridge service.
With stunning scenery, friendly service, free big screen movies and a choice of up to four return sailings a day (except Christmas Day) between Wellington and Picton – there’s no better way for you and your vehicle to cross Cook Strait.
Interislander’s Cook Strait Ferries travel between Wellington and Picton New Zealand. The 92km voyage takes 3 hours and has been described as "one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world".
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located across from Christchurch International Airport, the International Antartic Centre brings visitors a powerful, exciting 6 interactive experience of Antartica
This is the home of national collection of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). The Museum’s role is to preserve and present the history of New Zealand’s military aviation through its collection. The collection is very diverse and includes objects covering the early days of New Zealand military aviation both prior to World War I and during this major conflict, the interwar years which saw the formation of the RNZAF in 1937, New Zealanders who fought in the RAF and in other Allied air forces during World War II, the RNZAF’s campaign in the Pacific, and the post-war period to the present day. The collection also includes objects from former enemy forces. The collection is owned by the RNZAF Museum Trust Board.
The Air Force Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm and entry to the Museum is FREE.
A unique way to view the heart of Christchurch City, in the South Island of New Zealand.
Ride through the city centre in our delightful restored vintage trams, while your tram driver gives an informative commentary. You can leave the tram at any one of the 11 stops, rejoining it later.
Tickets last for two consecutive days, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore Cathedral Square or the Arts Centre, Art Gallery and Canterbury Museum, picnic in the Botanic Gardens or in Victoria Square, where you can watch the Edwardian Punts floating down the Avon River. Visit the Tram Station at Cathedral Junction in New Regent Street, a restored Art Deco pedestrian mall. Stop in for souvenirs and take a stroll around the shops and cafes.
For a truly magical night out, you can dine aboard our unique Restaurant Tram while it follows the 2.5 km inner-city track. Special occasion tram charters are also available.
So jump aboard and enjoy your ride – the entire trip takes about 25 minutes, but with so many things to see and do on the way, it could take all day!
Set on 80 hectares of park-like grounds, Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand 's only open range zoo. We offer a range of exciting animal encounters on a daily basis. The Park is located within ten minutes drive of Christchurch International Airport and 25 minutes drive from the City centre .
The Park has been developed as an open range sanctuary for endangered animals, providing them with enclosures as close to their natural habitat as possible. Streams, moats and banks are used as barriers to allow visitors the opportunity to see the animals in a natural manner. Over 400 animals from 70 different species are displayed.
The region offers visitors an array of hiking & walking experiences; from a short walk suitable for the whole family, to challenging multi-day hikes for the serious tramper. Other popular outdoor activities range from fishing, hunting, golf and hot air ballooning to skydiving, horse riding, jet boating, mountain biking and 4WD high country adventures.
Over winter Methven is a snow sports magnet with Mt Hutt Ski Area on our doorstep, some of the world’s finest heliskiing country and six Canterbury ski fields all within close distance.
The Remarkables, Coronet Peak (Queenstown) & Mt Hutt, Methvan (Canterbury)
3 Mountains 88 named runs
326 snowmaking machines
6 terrain parks
1502 Verticale metres
The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From your carriage you’ll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending through lush beech rain forest to the West Coast town of Greymouth – a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the always popular glaciers.
The TranzCoastal – Picton to Christchurch - Gateway to South Island adventure.
The TranzCoastal train journey travels between the delightful port of Picton and Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city. This journey is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Along the way you pass though the village of Kaikoura, where, if you're touring New Zealand, you can break your journey to take in the whale watching or dare to get closer and swim with the dolphins.
Go kart racing at The Motordrome, located in Christchurch, offers go-kart racing enthusiasts the opportunity to race in a high powered go kart on a 350m banked, sealed oval track in a Rimo kart direct from the Michael Schumacher venue in Kerpen, Germany. The go karts are capable of reaching speeds of around 65kph on the track’s long straights. This is 30 kmh faster than the normal racing speeds experienced on other New Zealand OSH approved go karting tracks.
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Your hosts Alison and Neville extend to you a very warm welcome to ASURE Bush Inn Court Motel and to the Garden City of Christchurch.
We offer quality motel accommodation conveniently located 10 minutes from the Airport and 10 minutes to Christchurch City Centre. We offer 15 stylish well appointed studios, 1 bedroom units and 2 bedroom units (some access and spa bath units) to cater for singles, couples, families or corporate travellers. We pride ourselves in making your stay an enjoyable and memorable experience.
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Abisko Lodge, Apartments and Campground has hotel, motel, lodge, apartment and campground accommodation options, all in the heart of Methven Mt Hutt village. The ideal location for winter ski sports or lazy summer holidays.
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Only two minutes walk from the world-renowned Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve, ASURE Hanmer Inn Motel puts you in the lap of comfort and the centre of the village. Staying at ASURE Hanmer Inn Motel you will be only a few minutes from restaurants, shops, beautiful forest walks and a range of local activities to suit everyone's tastes.
ASURE Hanmer Inn Motel offers 13 superb, modern, fully self-contained units and suites, studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom family room and spa units.
ASURE Adcroft Motel offers 12 spacious, ground-floor units with parking outside your unit, serviced daily. Comprising of 4x studios, 4x one bedroom, 3x two bedroom, and a three-bedroom family unit.
Situated just south of the Ashburton river bridge and 100 metres north of Cafe Time on the main route when heading through Ashburton (SH1). Staying at ASURE Adcroft Motel you will be only a minute from the central shopping area, which offers high-quality shopping facilities, cafes, restaurants, craft shops, heritage museums, and a nationally recognized art gallery. 5 minutes to Lake Hood in summer. 35 minutes to the base of Mt Hutt ski area in winter. All this only 1 hours drive south of Christchurch International Airport.
Qualmark 4 Star Plus ASURE Ashley Motor Lodge is centrally situated only a short distance from the Timaru town centre which offers a fantastic array of attractions, excellent shopping and a range of quality restaurants and cafes. You will be spoilt for choice.
We are close to Timaru hospital, botanical gardens and Century swimming pool. From large cosy units, ideal for the whole family, to quiet studio units, suited to corporate clients and couples, hosts Carl and Janet offer you a warm welcome at ASURE Ashley Motor Lodge.