From lush vineyards and wild coastlines to sky-piercing mountains and pristine glacial lakes, Canterbury is a region of remarkable contrasts and a haven for those seeking incredible scenery and adventure. Journey through the Southern Alps, investigate the night sky in the world’s largest International Dark Sky Reserve or get up close with some of nature’s finest creatures in Kaikōura.
The West Coast, or ‘the Coast’ as locals call it, is an untamed natural wilderness of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. The 600KM Great Coast Road stretching from Westport to Greymouth spans across ‘must-see’ regions and was recently voted one of the top 10 coastal drives in the world. Take in the views, marvel at the limestone cliffs or swim in the vivid turquoise waters; there’s something for everyone.