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What to Do with 4 - 5 Days in Christchurch

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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.

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