With an area of over 42,000 square kilometers Canterbury is New Zealand's largest region by size. It is an incredibly diverse region with something to offer for every traveler, many worlds all within one region. Canterbury has unlimited coastal and mountain activities just waiting to be experienced. From the Southern Alps in the west, to Australasia’s tallest mountain the Aoraki Mount Cook in the south to historic homesteads, rural life, ocean fronts to immaculate parks intermingle with technology of modern life the Canterbury region has it all.
Exploring the Tasman Glacier Lake by boat or travel north for rejuvenation at the thermal hot pools while enjoying contemporary cuisine paired with some of the quality wines from the world class wineries of the Hanmer Springs and Waipara Valley region, or flight-seeing over the snow-covered Southern Alps. The Canterbury region promises to deliver fantastic hiking on picturesque alpine trails, fishing for the big one around Ashburton, white water rafting on the Rangitata River and many other numerous adventures.