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19-24th November 2018

Christchurch - Mid & South Canterbury

Banks Peninsula - Timaru - Waimate - Geraldine - Rakaia Gorge - Christchurch

This six day tour from Christchurch to South Canterbury covers historic homesteads and a selection of gardens, scenic areas and high country stations of outstanding merit from the mountains to the sea. The trip up the Rangitata Gorge to Mesopotamia Station is definitely a highlight.

The timing has been carefully chosen to give not only the rhododendrons and spring shrubs but also the early roses and peonies every chance of displaying at their best, so it is not surprising that this is one of our most popular tours.

The holiday is most definitely suited to both men and women with the accent on local history, architecture and country life as well as gardens, native forests, wineries, historic churches, local artists and craftspeople. You will be personally guided throughout the tour and we are confident that this will be a holiday you will thoroughly enjoy, full of surprises!

Map of the tour routes

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