16 days in Christchurch & Arrowtown Itinerary

16 days in Christchurch & Arrowtown Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Christchurch
— 8 nights
2
Arrowtown
— 6 nights

8
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Get out of town with these interesting Christchurch side-trips: Geraldine (Susan Badcock Studio, Geraldine Observatory, &more), Akaroa (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more) and Little River Gallery (in Little River). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre, and enjoy breathtaking views from Christchurch Gondola.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Christchurch trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Christchurch is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Singapore to Christchurch. While traveling from Singapore, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Christchurch, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Arrowtown.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Akaroa, Geraldine, Ohinetahi Garden, Little River Gallery
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

6
nights
Arrowtown

Arrowtown ©
Get out of town with these interesting Arrowtown side-trips: Cromwell (Highlands - Experience the Exceptional, Goldfields Mining Centre, &more) and Cardrona Distillery (in Cardrona).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arrowtown vacation website.

Getting from Christchurch to Arrowtown by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arrowtown

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Cromwell, Routeburn Track, Otago Central Rail Trail, Cardrona Distillery, Kawarau Suspension Bridge
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:
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Routeburn Track ©
Routeburn Track
Otago Central Rail Trail ©
Otago Central Rail Trail
Arrowtown Village ©
Arrowtown Village

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