Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 5 days trip in South Island
  2. 2 Oct - 30 Day Trip to Australia & New Zealand
  3. 3 14 day South NZ Trip
  4. 4 NZ's Yellow Eyed Penguins Face Extinction on the Mainland
  5. 5 North Island Itinerary Help
  6. 6 Visa for Australia
  7. 7 Gold Coast -whale watching
  8. 8 Hotel Sydney
  9. 9 Transportation advice needed
  10. 10 Need advice on Blue Mountain trip
  11. 11 Sydney Harbor Marriott
  12. 12 Three days in Cairns
  13. 13 Best Priced Tour for Sydney Harbor Bridge Blue Mountain & Hunter Valley
  14. 14 Gold coast for 6 days in July
  15. 15 2 Nights in Blue moutain End June
  16. 16 Tasmania - looking for bird watching guide for day trips
  17. 17 itinerary for one month in Australia with a kid
  18. 18 Trip Report New Zealand and Australia at last!
  19. 19 Air Tahiti Baggage Allowance
  20. 20 Potts point OR CBD in Sydney
  21. 21 NZ DoC hut fees to rise in some cases
  22. 22 Favorite activities in Moorea, Bora Bora?
  23. 23 Trip Report Trip report: Ultimate 3-week Australia itinerary
  24. 24 Blue mountain or Pacific Ocean drive
  25. 25 E-visa scams
View next 25 » Back to the top

What to Do with 4 - 5 Days in Christchurch

Jump to last reply

I’ll be working in Christchurch and will have four or five days off the first week in June. This will be my 4th trip to NZ, so I’ve already seen quite a bit. Our South Island favorites were Queenstown and Abel Tasman. Our main interests are scenery, and nature walks. No interest in adventure activities, wines or fine dining. I've been to Milford Sound and was probably a little less impressed than some because I’d recently been to Norway’s fjords.

We’ve been to Christchurch previously, but never saw the surrounding area. So … what do we do with our four days? Arthur’s Pass? Greymouth? Mt. Cook? We could even fly somewhere other than CHC, as long as we get back to CHC. (We'll be coming after working in Auckland.)

Not sure if we should stay in Christchurch and take day trips (bus tours); the TranzAlpine train; rent a car; etc. Should we be concerned about icy roads or snow? I’d rather not do an exhausting trip, because it will be between two very demanding work sessions, but I don’t mind driving a few hours (or flying a short distance) to someplace beautiful.

Can you suggest an itinerary? Thanks so much.

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement