The Godley Head WWII coastal defence battery sits atop sheer 120 metre-high cliffs. Built in 1939, it is ranked in the top ten New Zealand coastal defence heritage sites.
Several walks around the village provide views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and the surrounding native alpine bush - these short, easy options are great for kids.
View New Zealand's longest glacier, the mighty Haupapa/Tasman Glacier on one of our best short walks.
Banks Peninsula offers a wide range of experiences very close to Christchurch City.
Arthur’s Pass National Park is in the heart of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. Its high mountains with large scree slopes, steep gorges and wide braided rivers straddle the main divide, and are the ‘back bone’ of the South Island.