Canterbury is located in the South Island of New Zealand and is a land of striking contrasts. The region boasts glacial lakes, natural hot springs, rolling plains, vineyards, braided rivers and a volcanic peninsula, all framed by the Pacific Ocean and the Southern Alps.
Along with an array of wildlife encounters, there are opportunities for adventure all year round, from swimming and surfing in coastal areas to mountain biking and tramping inland and snowsports on the many skifields in the area during winter.
Hanmer Springs Accommodation
Hanmer Springs is home to natural thermal pools and a wide range of adventure activities, making it a popular place for travellers. Located within a 5 minute walk to the pools and the town centre, Hanmer Springs TOP10 is a great place to stay.
The seaside village of Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula is a charming place to relax. Souvenirs from its days as a French settlement give the town a distinctly Gallic flavour. For stunning views of Akaroa Harbour, Akaroa TOP 10 is the perfect base. Head out on the water to experience dolphin viewing, swimming with the dolphins and fishing charters.
Kaikoura is a popular tourist destination on the South Island’s East Coast. Kaikoura is endowed with incredible marine wildlife and marine eco-tourism has made the area world famous. Whale-watching, swimming with dolphins and seal viewing are just some of the many activities on offer. Kaikoura's TOP 10 Holiday Park has options to suit everyone and every budget.
Timaru is a small seaside city nestled in the South Canterbury hills. A great holiday destination for you and your family, Timaru is home to the popular Caroline Bay, a small and safe swimming beach. Caroline Bay also has a wheel park, skating rink and play area open all year round. Timaru TOP 10 is located in a central location, in walking distance to both Caroline Bay and the town centre.
Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast and has a rich and colourful history as a jade hunting and gold mining hub. Whether you're interested in heritage or the outdoors, there is something for everyone. Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 lives up to its name with its beachfront location making it the perfect place to relax and unwind.