The scenic South Island city is an activity playground. Go Trout fishing or punting on the Avon and fly, drive or ride this picturesque region, stopping to taste its famous wines.
Your South Island experience
Follow the trail between Peppers Clearwater Resort in Christchurch to Peppers
Beacon in Queenstown, taking delight in a stop at Peppers Bluewater Resort at Lake Tekapo along the way. Three resorts, three spectacular regions. Experience this breathtaking route travelling south from Christchurch, or begin in adventurous Queenstown and make your way north. More »
Peppers Clearwater Resort is situated on a John Darby designed course, with round lakes, Trout filled streams and spectacular views of the Southern Alps. Use the driving range practice area and putting green to hone your handicap. More >>
The South Island of New Zealand, with its spectacular scenery, is ideal for walking. Get out, into the fresh southern air, onto walking trails past waterways and wildlife.
Experience the thrill of catching fresh, Brown or Rainbow Trout from iconic lakes and streams near the resort, with or without a local fly fishing guide.
The spectacular Southern Alps backdrop and South Island landscape are ideal for mountain bike riding along leisurely trails or challenging tracks.
Ride through a working farm in the high country, past the quiet hills of the Canterbury Plains and along the foothills of the Southern Alps. A peaceful and beautiful experience.
See the magnificent scale and full vista of the scenic South Island landscape and the Southern Alps, flying over Christchurch city and landing at the resort helipad.
Punting on the Avon
Ever wanted to experience the romantic atmosphere and river-level views of punting? Relax and let your skilled boatperson guide you across the wonderland of the Avon River.
Driving around Christchurch and Canterbury you can visit Kaikoura, Akaroa, Mt Cook, Hammer Springs and the sourthern wine trails, or take the Grand Tour onboard a luxury coach.
Food & wine tasting
If you prefer things made in the traditional way, Barrys Bay is New Zealand’s only producer of clothbound, rinded cheddars. Enjoy the scenery of Banks Peninsula on the way.
Explore one of the oldest grape growing regions in the South Island, and taste the distinctive style of some of the southernmost vineyards in the world.