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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.
Your day-long ticket allows you to get on and off the tram as often as you please! The journey takes you to the appropriate stops for Punting on the Avon, and the Caterpillar Tour of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
Cathedral Junction, Avon River, the Gothic-style Arts Centre, the Canterbury Museum and New Regent Street are just some of sights to be seen from the comfort of your Tram, or accessed from the 17 stops en route.
Located in Christchurch on the site of the former Air Force Base at Wigram, the museum offers a unique and memorable visitor experience. With over 30 historic aircraft, hands-on exhibitions and programmes, guided tours and even a flight simulator, all with free entry, it is the ideal place to bring the whole family for a great day out. The Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees and is supported by the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
If you were going to invent an animal you probably wouldn’t do this: give it some mammal features, like two heavily muscled back legs, functioning ovaries, heavy bone marrow and cat like whiskers then plonk on some bird features, such as feathery hair, a very long beak with nostrils perched at the end and the ability to lay an egg – and just for a joke make it the largest egg in proportion to body size than any other species so it’s really hard to look after – and then as a second joke don’t give it any wings so all the poor bugger can do is grub around on the ground. If a creature like that existed you would hope there would be millions of them so they would survive. Fortunately, the kiwi population used to be just that, around five million, now it’s been depleted to 50 to 60,000 birds.
It’s distressing that there are so few around now as the chicks and eggs are very vulnerable to possums, stoats, ferrets, feral cats, pigs and dogs. We all do our bit to protect them and one of the best places in the South Island to witness kiwis first hand is Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Here the kiwis are housed in two hectares of natural enclosure which gives you incredibly good visibility, especially after dark as you can watch the breeding pairs do the moonlight fandango under the stars – which is, according to Willowbank a world first.
Aside from the inquisitive kiwis at Willowbank, there are the other 'top five' kea, kaka, tukahe, tuatara, plus peacocks, monkeys, chimps, turtles, otters, deer, wallabies, donkeys (and rides), pigs, sheep, chickens, Clydesdale horses, goats, llamas, tractors, gibbons, more pigs, trout, swan, eels, blue whistling ducks (rare), salmon, parakeet, owls, tuataras, loads of birds including the mischievous kea, the world’s only mountain parrot.
Willowbank is not like a zoo, it’s more like a trip through natural New Zealand flora and fauna. Its spacious and the animals are housed in as close to their natural habitat as possible. You can look, touch and feed the native wildlife too – although it’s optional with the eels. There is Maori (Ko Tane) cultural performances on offer every evening with complimentary return transport and an award-winning restaurant to feast in.
Booking with North South Holiday Park is your perfect choice for accommodation when staying in Christchurch. Located just 5 minutes’ drive from the Airport, just off State Highway 1, and within a few minutes to all major campervan and car rental depots.
At North South Holiday Park, we offer a variety of accommodation options to suit your needs and budgets, ranging from our Park Motel Units which are fully self-contained down to our backpacker units for those who are on a budget or just require a bed for the night.
Set in serene, tree-lined grounds, you will have access to a range of great facilities during your stay including our outdoor swimming pool and children’s playground, pedal bikes for hire and Giant Jenga. Our extensive DVD collection is also free to use on those colder days. And we offer FREE WIFI.
Stay for a night or two, or settle in for a week or more at our Christchurch camping ground. We are a family owned and run business and our team look forward to welcoming you to our 4 star Qualmark rated Holiday Park and strive to make your time in Christchurch an enjoyable one.
Check in time is 2pm and check out time is 10am.
We providie the ideal base for you to explore Christchurch and the surrounding area whilst staying in an oasis of tranquil grounds with sheltered private sites and mature native trees.
You can walk on the banks of the beautiful estuary or swim, surf and relax on the stunning South Brighton Beach free from commercial development. The camp is located in the South Brighton Reserve which is next to a boat ramp, recreation field and excellent public transport links.
We are committed to:
- Maintaining the oasis feel of the park ensuring it never becomes a green car park.
- Developing facilities in an environmentally friendly way ensuring high levels of cleanliness.
- Providing new facilities for our customers enhancing their stay.
- Encourging the use of recycling and the efficient use of power to reduce waste
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