5 days in Hamilton & Canterbury Region Itinerary

5 days in Hamilton & Canterbury Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand itinerary planner

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Hamilton
Fly
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Christchurch
— 4 nights
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Hamilton
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Hamilton

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On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hamilton trip planning tool.

Cambridge to Hamilton is an approximately half hour car ride. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Hamilton

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Christchurch

— 4 nights

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cookie Time Factory Shop, Re:START and Dress Smart Outlet Shopping. Family-friendly places like Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Christchurch Gondola will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Akaroa Lighthouse in Akaroa (about 1h 30 min away). There's more to do: let little ones run wild at Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Christchurch sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton to Christchurch takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. December in Christchurch sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hamilton.

Things to do in Christchurch

Shopping · Parks · Transportation · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Hamilton

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To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Christchurch to Hamilton in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Hamilton

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Canterbury Region travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Specialty Museums
A holiday in Canterbury Region gives visitors a range of experiences, high up in the clouds at New Zealand's highest peak, or down beneath the waves on a stretch of coast famous for its whale-watching opportunities. Stroll through rolling vineyards in this renowned wine-growing region, or enjoy the hustle and bustle of Christchurch, New Zealand's second-largest city. With all the natural eccentricity that the country's scenery is known for, and a range of activities offering different ways to enjoy it, Canterbury Region makes a great place for outdoor adventuring.