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 thl 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Geraldine TOP 10 is in a prime location in the center of the town, just step out the back gate to find many shops to browse and places to eat. Just across the road is the Geraldine domain which has a playground and outdoor pool to keep the kids entertained.
Geraldine TOP 10 offers an excellent range of accommodation styles to suit every budget, from powered and tent sites to self contained motel units, there is something for every type of traveler.
With a variety of sleeping options on offer, the Geraldine Top 10 Holiday Park and Motel caters for virtually every style, budget and preference. From motels to cosy self contained units and cabins to parkland spots for your tent, with ample parking at your site/unit. Rich and sprawling farmland and the Southern Alps fringe the district and act as a natural catalyst for many of the district’s activities and attractions. Come and stay with your friendly local hosts and experience a kiwi warmth you won’t forget.
The Geraldine Top 10 Holiday Park and Motel has excellent facilities. And the only holiday park in centre of Geraldine, which is just a two minute stroll to the village centre, so food and fun are very nearby. With accommodation to suit all budgets, we hope you enjoy your stay.
Check in time is 2pm and check out time is 10am.
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With over 30 years of experience in the global travel and tourism industry, you can trust thl to help you achieve an amazing holiday experience.