Christchurch & Canterbury
Christchurch is New Zealand's second largest city and has gone through an unplanned recent major redevelopment due to a major earthquake. It means its a vibrant city with some exciting new developments going on! The Garden City of New Zealand is well worth a visit.
Hokitika's only a 3.5 hours drive away
It's a very scenic day drive from Christchurch to the vastly different landscape of the West Coast.
See cool rock formations at Castle Rocks.
Stop at Arthur's Pass and the view the impressive Otira Gorge.
TranzAlpine Train Journey
If you don't fancy driving, you can always take the Tranz Alpine Rail Journey, voted one of the world's top 10 scenic train rides. Yup, scenic is the key word!
AirNZ flies here from Christchurch
There are also direct flights between Christchurch and Hokitika daily on AirNZ.
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