Christchurch to Kaikōura
Begin your journey by enjoying some highlights of Ōtautahi (Christchurch). Renowned for its Botanic Gardens, the well-known “Garden City” will get your journey off to the start it deserves and complement your next stage, the Waipara Valley , beautifully.
Internationally renowned as one of the finest wine areas in New Zealand, a brief stop here will have you rewarded with some award-winning samples of Pinot Noir and Riesling. Choose a bottle to bring with for your evening relaxation if you wish.
Leaving here will see you continue through the rural country of the Hurunui. Take a rest- break in Cheviot for a quick bite at any of the cafes in the township before heading north.
The winding hills of the Hundalees will offer amazing views of the Southern Kaikōura ranges before opening up on the beautifully sculpted Kaikōura coastline to end your first day of the journey.