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Canterbury Region

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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. Canterbury Region is in South Island. When using our New Zealand trip planner , you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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