Make Rangiora your centre point when visiting three of Canterbury's gems
Drive down the rugged coast line to Kaikoura where you can see seals on the rocks. go whale watching or take in the beauty while feasting on local lobster.
Visit Hanmer hot pools and relax in natures mineral
heated water, or try bungee jumping and a jet boat ride.
Drive around and over Banks Peninsula and see timeless beautiful Akaroa founded by the French. Also make sure you take some time out of your trip to go out and see Hector's Dolphins.