- Tekapo Springs is a must visit in winter. With three pools heated as a by product of the adjacent ice skating rink, you can relax in the steamy spring water goodness whilst the snow softly falls.
- Akaroa hosts a Farmers Market every Saturday, 9.30-1pm, next to the Akaroa 4 Square Supermarket in a little park known as Fletchers Hub. Akaroa has a great
micro climate so expect to see locally grown herbs, honey, fruit, vegetables, nuts, olives, olive oil and gorgeous flowers; plus divine pickles and preserves, sauces and jams; cheese, breads and pastries too.
- Methven is only 95km out of central Christchurch and is a great place for a getaway. It's close to ski fields, tramps and hikes; good fishing and hunting too. But if you want to relax and enjoy some good Canterbury charm, Methven is the place to do it.
- Canterbury boasts some of the best skiing and boarding in the country - and it’s never very far away.
For a host of options in camping, camping grounds and holiday parks in Canterbury, look to Jasons. Locations include Lake Tekapo, Hanmer Springs, Timaru, Geraldine, the Alps, Akaroa and of course Christchurch. Well known operators with Jasons include Top 10.