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Aarburg Airport Motel is only 3 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. We can provide a free airport pick-up by arrangement (9am-9pm) if required.
The International Antarctic Centre is fantastic fun for all ages! Located in a unique working Antarctic campus, the International Antarctic Centre has twice been judged New Zealand's best attraction. Conveniently situated across from Christchurch International Airport, it is the ideal location to "chill out" and experience Antarctica, without even stepping foot on the icy continent.www.iceberg.co.nz
Set in 80 hectares of park-like grounds, Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand's only open-range zoo. Scheduled animal feeds occur throughout the day and these unique encounters get visitors up close to endangered animals at set times: hand-feed giraffes, see tigers search for food, meet massive rhinoceros in a 'face-to-face' encounter and stroll through native bird aviaries to see a range of NZ forest birds and the kea, the world's only mountain parrot.www.oranawildlifepark.co.nz
Willowbank allows you to experience New Zealand's wildlife and culture, together with the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Ko Tane the Maori Experience, followed by a 4-course dinner with hangi-cooked mains. A haven amongst the turmoil of the city, Willowbank is in a natural bush-clad area. Just 20 minutes from the central city of Christchurch or 10 minutes from the airport with FREE return transfers from most motels when purchasing any Ko Tane experience.www.willowbank.co.nz
Ko Tane, the Maori cultural experience, will take you into the heart of Maori spirituality, land, water, forest, wildlife and, most importantly, people. You are invited on a spiritual journey of engagement with the Maori of the South Island, as you experience: stories of Maori spirituality and beliefs, traditional greeting onto the Pa (village), portrayal of Maori lifestyle, a maori cultural performance, wildlife tour (optional), 4-course dinner with hangi cooked mains, transport to and from Ko Tane from most accommodation.www.willowbank.co.nz/maori-culture-experience
The Rail Trail takes you through a changing landscape that has seen a thousand years of human history. It passes through rural areas and settlements on the Canterbury Plains, skirts past the massive flanks of the ancient volcanoes which make up the Banks Peninsula, and hugs the shoreline of a vast lagoon, Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, and its smaller twin, Te Roto o Wairewa/Lake Forsyth. The lakes and associated rivers and wetlands are rich in wildlife and natural vegetation.
If you like the best shops, you'll absolutely love Westfield Riccarton. You'll find over 180 premium stores and cafés in one perfectly central place, just moments from the CBD and within 10 minutes of the airport.www.westfield.co.nz
Welcome aboard the Christchurch Tram! Travel on the newly extended track and enjoy this unique and historic way to view the inner city. A full circuit takes 50 minutes, includes 17 stops and there are up to four trams operating. Trams runs approximately every 15 minutes.www.welcomeaboard.co.nz
Hassle-free Tours invites you to join them on one of their fun and exciting attractions in and around the Christchurch and Canterbury region. Whether you're looking for a scenic experience into the breathtaking Southern Alps of New Zealand, a visit to a Lord of the Rings filming location or you'd like to discover Christchurch from the top deck of our classic London double-decker bus, they have something to suit everyone. They also provide a range of specialised tours and can custom-design an itinerary for your group.www.hasslefreetours.co.nz
Discover one of the world's premiere military aviation collections at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand; from aircraft, engines and assorted displays to medals, pin-ups and parachute-silk wedding dresses. Marvel at the collection of classic aircraft, be inspired by the bravery of present and past servicemen, servicewomen and their families, fly a simulator, take a guided tour and step back in time in a replica 1940s home. Your journey through the Air Force Museum of New Zealand will be something very special.www.airforcemuseum.co.nz