Hit the road and head to Canterbury for the winter getaway of a lifetime. Canterbury features exquisite scenery and plenty of natural attractions for the outdoorsy, as well as city centers for the socialite. From grassy plains to breathtaking coastal views, mountains and glaciers, Canterbury truly has something for everyone. And with an extended winter holiday, you can explore everyone’s top destinations without ever leaving the region. During the winter, Canterbury experiences magnificent crisp blue skies and plenty of mountain snowfall for the snowbirds to take full advantages of the fresh powder in the mountains. Clear nights open up the universe and let you take advantage of the best stargazing opportunities on the planet. Whether you’re into sporting events, like skiing and snow fishing, or prefer to wine and dine, you’ll find Canterbury a region packed with options for the adventurer in all of us. If you plan to head out frequently during the day, make sure to bring along some extra layers and water-repellant outer layers to protect yourself from the sometimes-unpredictable winter weather in the region. So pack your bags and bring the family or plan a romantic winter holiday to Canterbury. You may never want to head back home! What a better way to travel through Canterbury than with a motorhome. Hire a campervan with Mighway, and let the journey unfold!
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Backed by TH2 and their combined decades of experience in the tourism and motorhome industry, Mighway allows you to rent your vehicle to discerning travellers so you can earn money and share the experience. Mighway offers two levels of service to best suit your needs, Mighway's Local and Managed services. Simply choose your level of service - whether it's the hands-on Local service, or hands-off Managed - and we'll take good care of the rest.LEARN MORE
Lake Pukaki looks like sapphire and ice got married then melted into a shimmering pool of milk forever. Its milky turquoise colour is mesmerizing and very popular on Instagram, especially as it has Mount Cook/Aoraki looming in the background like a Lord Of The Lake. Actually, speaking of Lords, Peter Jackson did a lot of filming of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in this area, using Lake Pukaki as the location for JK Tolkien’s ‘Lake Town’.
Lake Pukaki is the largest of three alpine lakes fed by glaciers, surrounded by tussocks, and shrouded in an incredible light. The colour of the water comes from glacial flour - extremely fine particles ground down from glacial rocks (not something to make glacial bread out of). When the sun hits the surface of the lake it reflects off the particles giving it its brilliant hue.
You can view the lake on the drive down State Highway 80 to Aoraki/ Mount Cook Village or the road between Twizel and Lake Tekapo Village. Or ditch the car and enjoy the lake on foot or by bike on one of the many tracks around it – including the mighty Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Or get your photos from the air on a scenic flight.
The Gondola offers a unique Christchurch sightseeing
experience that you'll never forget. Soar suspended above the valleys as the
birds fly beneath your cable car. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Christchurch
cityscape, over the Canterbury Plains out to the mighty Southern Alps and the
dramatic hills of Banks Peninsula.
The Base station of the Gondola is nestled in Heathcote Valley where you will find plenty of parking for cars and coaches. The Summit Station – including the Time Tunnel, Shop and café – is at the top of Mt Cavendish. The Gondola trip takes 10 minutes one way at normal speed.
Designed to give the impression of quiet strength and simplicity, The Church Of The Good Shepherd embodies the essential qualities of the early settlers who endured the tough Mackenzie Country environment: modest, hardy, strong, loyal. Today, the setting of this majestic spot entices visitors from all over the world.
Opened in 1935 the Church of the Good Shepherd is the sole church in Lake Tekapo and continues to be a place of worship for local residents holding Sunday services (as well as weddings, funerals and baptisms). It was designed by Christchurch architect R.S.D. Harman, based on sketches by a local artist, Esther Hope. There is usually a guide present during these hours: 9 am - 5 pm during summer, and 10 am - 4pm in winter.
Tekapo Springs is located at the base of Mount John & nestled on the shores of stunning Lake Tekapo, boasting a unique mix of summer and winter recreation and relaxation.
Immerse yourself in one of our five outdoor heated pools with an Aqua Play Area for the kids & adult’s only pool (temperatures between 27 – 40 degrees) open all year.
Indoor steam and sauna facility open all year round.
Outdoor International size ice rink, open mid-April to mid-September.
TRIPPO – New Zealand’s largest inflatable water slide, open December to March.
Adrenalin filled winter snow tube park open July to October.
A fully equipped day spa offering a variety of luxurious treatments to soothe & rejuvenate.
TEKAPO STAR GAZING -offers a unique audio-visual star gazing experience that will explore, excite and entertain. Our guided outdoor/indoor star gazing tour will introduce you to the famous Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve followed by a relaxing soak in the hot pools.
Your One Stop Solution to all your Travelling needs. Accommodation from Studio to family units, Holiday park. On site Tavern & Restaurant. Conference room, heated pool (seasonal) plenty of off street parking.Visit Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
Glentanner Park is a holiday park and activity centre offering affordable accommodation and panoramic views of Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Cook National Park. Accommodation options range from self-contained cabins to dormitory rooms. Shared kitchen, bathroom and lounge facilities are available, plus a covered barbecue area. There is also a visitor information centre and booking service, helicopter flight desk and New Zealand merino wool retail and souvenir shop. The on-site Tasman Delta Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner service during the summer months.
Activities at Glentanner include scenic flights, helicopter flights, horse trekking, glacier trips and four wheel drive tours. Guests can also try heli-skiing, fishing, hunting, ice climbing and leisure walks. Glentanner Park is set on the shores of Lake Pukaki and just 18km from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Guests arriving later than 18:00 must contact the property prior to arrival to arrange for an after hours check-in. Contact details can be found in your booking confirmation
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