Whale Watch in New Zealand

Whale Watch in Kaikoura - Christchurch New Zealand
Whale Watch® is New Zealand's only marine-based whale watching company offering visitors an exciting up-close encounter with the Giant Sperm Whale all year round. A 95% success rate means a guaranteed 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale. Whale Watch tours are extremely popular so early bookings are recommended.

Designed for whale watching, the company operates a fleet of modern catamarans equipped with engines that minimise underwater noise and toilets that never pollute the sea. The main passenger cabin is enclosed and large outside decks offer great viewing and photo opportunities. Spacious air-conditioned interiors are fitted with comfortable seating while large plasma screens display award-winning marine wildlife animations.

Passenger numbers for each tour are kept well below vessel carrying capacity to ensure your tour experience remains a personal one.

Tours scheduled 7.15am, 10.00am and 12.45pm all year. An additional tour is scheduled at 3.30pm during summer months

The Whaleway Station
Whaleway Road
7340 Kaikoura

Skiing, Hiking, Biking in New Zealand - Canterbury Southern Alps

Travel to Christchurch & Canterbury
Skiing in New Zealand,The Canterbury Southern Alps are the longest and highest mountain range in New Zealand. Amongst these harsh, daunting peaks you will find volcanic lakes, ancient forests, greenstone rivers, blue-ice glaciers and wide alluvial valleys that make up an area of amazing natural beauty, containing four national parks and a range of top quality ski areas.

The Southern Alps (Ngā Pukemāeroero in Maori) include 18 ski areas, all within a few hours drive from Christchurch City. The New Zealand season runs from approximately mid June and finishes in the spring in October. Average base depth on the Southern Alps ski fields is around 104cm.

Kiwis call it "tramping" - it's about putting a pack on your back and enjoying the freedom to explore New Zealand's backcountry. Whether you call it bushwalking, hiking or trekking, it's a great way to see more of New Zealand - and Canterbury is the best place to start. Skiing, Hiking, Biking.

Canterbury itself is an amazing region for cyclists, with hundreds of kilometres of trails waiting to be explored. In the national parks, however, generally mountain biking is limited to the formed roads. However, there are a series of mountain biking events around the Alps that are popular and attract hundreds of keen cyclists each year, from around Lake Tekapo, to a ski/run/bike multisport race held annually at Mt Hutt.

Travel to Christchurch New Zealand

Study University & colleges, Vacantion, Cruise and find the Hotels, guest house, in Christchurch. A number of tertiary Education institutions have campuses in Christchurch, or in the surrounding areas.
University of Canterbury
Lincoln University
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
University of Otago Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences

The Christchurch Art Gallery
Water fountain at Christchurch Botanical Gardens.Garden and parks
Botanical Gardens
Hagley Park
Mona Vale
Riccarton House and Bush
Canterbury Museum
Ferrymead Heritage Park
Orana Wildlife Park
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
Air Force Museum
Southern Encounter Aquarium and Kiwi House
International Antarctic Centre
Christ Church (the Anglican cathedral), the centre of the Church of England settlement was built between 1864 and 1910.
The Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, consecrated in 1905, is widely considered to be the finest renaissance-style building in Australasia.
Christchurch Art Gallery (A new gallery opened 2003 to replace the 1930 Robert McDougall Art Gallery situated in the Botanic Gardens).
The Christchurch Arts Centre, formerly Canterbury College and the site of "Ernest Rutherford's Den".
The Provincial Council Chambers, 1857–1865.
The Timeball Station in Lyttelton.
The New Brighton pier.
Heathcote (Christchurch) Gondola
Punting on the river Avon
Nga Hau E Wha Marae
The Summit Road along the top of the Port Hills and Godley Head Road provides numerous spectacular views of the area and features the buildings created as wayside rests, the Sign of the Takahe (now a function centre) and Sign of the Kiwi. The Mt Pleasant Trig offers 360° views from Lyttelton Harbour back over the hills to the southern alps and the city, and out over Pegasus Bay.
Walkways including Victoria Park, the Bridle Path and Whitewash Head, a bird sanctuary.
Mountain Biking on the Port Hills and Bottle Lake Forest. Christchurch Mountainbiking
There is a large nesting colony of spotted shags immediately south of Christchurch.

Travel To New Zealand and Australia