From whales rising from the depths of the ocean to snow-capped peaks reaching for the skies, Canterbury goes to great lengths to impress you. 

Christchurch, a classic river city at the heart of Canterbury, never stops reinventing itself. Kaikoura’s stunning bay has long been the favourite playground of seals, dolphins and whales. The thermal waters of Hanmer Springs sooth your mind and body, while the sight of Lake Tekapo can transfix you. Rising further still, New Zealand’s highest peak of Aoraki/Mount Cook leaves you humbled. If Canterbury doesn’t make your heart sing, nothing will.