Arrive into Christchurch
Choose through us how you arrive into Christchurch whether it is by air or land. We will ensure your travel preferences are in keeping with the arrangements we have made for you and we will make it easy to maximise the experiences you have chosen through us.
Our very special, professional, and incredibly knowledgeable host, local Geoff will be there to greet you personally and ensure your arrival runs to perfection. No delays in luggage or check-ins, everything is designed to run smoothly for you to maximise your journey with us.
As your luggage is stowed for you, sit back and relax and enjoy your private and very informative exploration around Christchurch with someone who can treat you to the “real” knowledge, the “real” stories, and the “real tips” on ensuring you know the Christchurch today, yesterday and through history.
Imagine after learning such interesting facts, arriving at your perfect evening retreat so you can freshen whilst Geoff arranges to have you taken and returned safely to your evening eatery when you are ready. Geoff as your personal concierge will have ensured the best table at the best place to dine all set up around his great knowledge of the local eateries and your favorites when it comes to cuisine.
Dine in the heart of the garden city and enjoy your company with each other before being returned to your gorgeous overnight escape with plenty of time to enjoy a great evening, a nightcap, and a perfect night’s sleep.
Day 2. Leave Christchurch for your day of adventure and relaxation all wrapped up together in a sumptuous experience
Arise to a new morning with a gorgeous breakfast (included) and enjoy a morning of peace, tranquillity, and service.
When you are ready, begin the next part of your adventure by popping into either your own car or the specially arranged car we have arranged outside from us so that you can self-drive the route we have specially designed to take in the 90-minute scenic drive to Hanmer Springs stopping at Waipara Vineyards (TBC) for a wine tasting with some gorgeous bites to accompany and embellish the flavours.
Time to linger we suspect and let the sunshine warm your face on a spring day or even hunker down with a rich red in an autumn season as you linger and truly taste the vintages in this beautiful setting. Don’t forget this is an opportunity to support our local vineyards and maybe consider buying a bottle for your evening of relaxation.
Now ready yourselves as you travel to Hanmer Springs for a little adventure with an exciting and exhilarating jet boat ride (included in your journey) in the Thrillseekers Canyon on the Waiau River. This is the time to throw your back your head and laugh with joy!
This might be the time to stop in for a light lunch at one of our superb venues ( your choice and please note this is not included in the overall cost as it is at your discretion and we do note that some guests prefer only the small platter at their wine tasting to get them through until dinner time.)
Now is RELAX time with an afternoon soak in the thermal spa which we have arranged for you at Maruia Springs, a partner we trust and who personally takes a lot of time to look after our Love My New Zealand guests. Sit back and think of nothing – absolutely nothing but the water soaking into your bones with maybe a little conversation between moments of tranquillity or even that book you have been meaning to catch up with.
When you are ready, an indulgent and relaxing evening awaits you as you are tempted with stunning cuisine and enjoy an aperitif as you sit back, dine, and simply be in the moment.
Day 3. Christchurch Return
Awaken to a stunning and luxurious breakfast – just because you deserve it!
Now, depending on your time of leaving Christchurch will determine what other wonderful activities could be added into your day to maximise your time away. Do ask us about horse riding, nature walks through extensive Radiata pine forests, a quad bike adventure, bungy jumping… the list is endless! And of course we can make the most amazing little coffee shops and lunch venues serve you the most incredible food en route as you road trip back to Christchurch.
This the perfect three day – two-night getaway in which you will not only know Christchurch much more intimately but you will have been able to take our level of experience, networks, and hosting skills and incorporate the same into a journey like no other. Of course, your experience with us does not have to end there!
Extend your journey through us by visiting other destinations including Kaikoura, Akaroa, Arthurs Pass and Mt Cook Aoraki for the best way of maximising your time in the South Island. We can customise any journey to suit you by tailoring length of time and location, departing Auckland, Christchurch, or Queenstown.
We can’t wait to see you there!