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4 days to spare around christchurch

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4 days to spare around christchurch

My boyfriend and I had our trip planned but due to work commitments it will no longer be the two of us but just me! I have 4 days to do some single traveler friendly things around christchurch

Originally we were planning to spend 2 nights in akaroa and then drive to QT but instead i am going to potter around Christchurch and fly to QT- I will have a car. I don't like big cities. So far i have come up with

-hanmer springs

- akaroa still

are there any more destinations/ things to do that anyone can suggest?


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1. Re: 4 days to spare around christchurch

Hanmer Springs one night, then continue on to Kaikoura for another. Do a whale watch or dolphin swim there, or walk the peninsula walkway. Slightly north of Kaikoura is the seal colony and Ohau Falls. It's about a 2 and a half hour drive from Kaikoura back to Christchurch.

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2. Re: 4 days to spare around christchurch

Yes, Hanmer and Kaikoura and Akaroa. Also the drive to Arthur's Pass is well worth doing. There are walks at AP and you can drive over to Otira and back before heading home, stopping at the lookout on the way to view the Otira Viaduct.

You can also easily fill in a day exploring Christchurch itself - walk around the Botannical Gardens and along the Avon River, have a drive up to the Sign of the Kiwi, drive out to Sumner and, of course, visit the Restart: Cashel St Mall.

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