- Make the walk up to the Mt John's Observatory. Not only is their an amazing view (even with the natural eye), but there's a good café and of course you can make arrangements for a star viewing. Truly stunning.
- Not only can you ice skate on the Tekapo Springs outdoor rink during winter, but you can inline or roller skate on it in summer. Did you know that the mechanics of keeping the ice skating ring going provides enough heat to run the Thermal Park right next door? Choose from 3 pools, all with amazing views and sink back into the relaxing waters. Snow on the ground? No matter -the pools are nice and toasty.
- Tubing your thing? Tekapo has a 150m long tube park made with natural and manmade snow. In summer you can still tube - just without the snow. Tubing is huge overseas and Tekapo is one of the first places in New Zealand to get it up and running.
Jasons has a large mixture of backpackers and hostels in Canterbury. From tourist flats to bedroom motels to family units with kitchen facilities, all are available through Jasons. Locations include Mt Cook, Akaroa, Hanmer Springs and Christchurch.