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 Tekapo lies in the heart of the Mackenzie Country, in New Zealand's central South Island. Christchurch International airport is only a 3 hour drive away and New Zealand's most popular tourist route, State Highway 8, passes through Lake Tekapo and provides exquisite views of New Zealand as it should be viewed, 'naturally'. Mt Cook is only a short distance from Lake Tekapo and the cluster of New Zealand's highest peaks border the lake and provide a beautiful backdrop to some of the best views in the world.
The majestic Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is an expanse of untouched, awe-inspiring alpine landscape sprawled out over more than 700km in the Mackenzie region. From unbelievably blue lakes and wide open skies, to jagged mountain ranges piercing the clouds, exploring Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park offers an off-the-beaten-track adventure that will leave you amazed.
Walkers and hikers are spoilt for choice in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, with trails ranging from easy short walks to challenging alpine expeditions. Stop to breathe in the fresh mountain air, look up at the unending sky, and marvel at the surrounding ranges.
Formally established in 1952, there are 19 peaks over 3000 metres within the National Park; the awesome Southern Alps include the majestic and iconic Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain.
Giant glaciers cover 40% of the land, including New Zealand's largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier, and the four other major valley systems of the Godley, Murchison, Hooker and Mueller. Getting up close to one of these ancient natural phenomena by one of the many glacier experiences has to be seen to be believed.
Nestled in the park is Aoraki/Mount Cook Village, which has accommodation options for travellers exploring the park. Glentanner is a 15-minute drive away and also offers accommodation options. The rugged and ever-changing landscape surrounding these towns is spectacular all year round.
Kaikōura is the whale watching capital of New Zealand, every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter New Zealand Fur Seals, pods of Dusky Dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross.
Depending on the season you may also see migrating Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales. Kaikōura often hosts the world's largest dolphin - the Orca - and is home to the world's smallest and rarest - the Hector's. Kaikōura also attracts the largest concentration and variety of seabirds on mainland New Zealand including 13 species of Albatross, 14 varieties of Petrels and 7 types of Shearwater
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.
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
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
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