Flight time: 45mins

Located in the middle of the South Island on the east coast, Christchurch is New Zealand’s second-largest city. There are some great ways to explore this vibrant, ever-changing city – by vintage bike or punting down the Avon River, to name just a couple. Enjoy the beaches and walking/biking trails or indulge in some retail therapy at the funky Re:START Mall. 

Within two hours’ drive of Christchurch, you can ski, play golf, bungy jump, go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, windsurfing, whale watching, and visit world-class vineyards and gardens.

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