Canterbury stretches eastward over the Canterbury Plains from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean. The area is a patchwork of farmlands, interlaced with large braided river systems, and the snow capped peaks of New Zealand’s highest mountains as a backdrop.
The local Ngai Tahu tribe has long lived in the region. Early European settlers... Read More
The West Coast stretches from Westport in the north to Fiordland in the south. The region is one of mountains, glaciers and lush rainforests, bordered to the west by the Tasman Sea. To the east are the mountainous Southern Alps that form the backbone of New Zealand’s South Island. These huge mountains form a barrier against the prevailing... Read More
The Hurunui region extends along the north-east coastline of the South Island and is bound to the West by the Southern Alps mountain range. The region includes the alpine resort town of Hanmer Springs and the Waipara Valley.
Hanmer Springs is a pretty alpine resort town and lies 120 kilometers (80 miles) to the north of Christchurch. It is... Read More
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