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Canterbury Free Visitor Attractions, New Zealand

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CAVE STREAM SCENIC RESERVE - Arthur's Pass

Location: Canterbury - Arthurs Pass

Two short walks lead to the cave entrances – you can can also walk through the cave passage which meanders and twists in pitch darkness for 594 m between the two entrances. This cave walk is not suitable for small..(more)

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GLENTUI LOOP TRACK - Ashley Gorge

Location: Canterbury

Enjoy a loop track suitable for the family that starts at the pleasant Glentui picnic area. This is a family walk suitable for people of moderate fitness, but good footwear is..(more)

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KAIKOURA COAST SEAL COLONY WALK - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Oahu Point is 20km north of Kaikoura, and you cannot miss it if you are driving south from Picton. You'll start seeing seals swimming near the coast as you get close to Oahu, where some rocks offer a perfect shelter for fur seals and their..(more)

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KAIKOURA PENINSULA WALKWAY - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Observe seals and seabirds, explore historic pā and whaling sites and enjoy clifftop views of the sea and mountains. Suitable for families, the whole walkway takes three hours but you can also explore a range of shorter..(more)

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OHAU WATERWALL WALK - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

The track makes it way alongside the creek and around the bass of the train bridge. The time stated for the walk on the notice board is 10 minutes. The walk around the rock face, remind me of the walk around the karangahake gorge in the north island. Watch out for seals they swim up..(more)

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RAKAIA GORGE WALKWAY - Rakaia Gorge

Location: Rakaia Gorge

This walkway offers several geological and historic features as it traverses the edge of the Rakaia Gorge. The walkway passes through several forest and shrub communities before climbing the gorse-lined historic ferryman's track. Continue along one of several glacial and river-carved terraces to a good lookout..(more)

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RICHMOND TRAIL - Lake Tekapo

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

Enjoy stunning views of Lake Tekapo while walking or riding this track. The trail travels along an old glacial terrace through tussocks and patches of native vegetation. On a fine day you get sweeping views of Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains. It is a steep descent above Boundary Stream on the way back to..(more)

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TIMARU BOTANIC GARDENS - Timaru

Location: Canterbury - Timaru

One of the oldest Botanic Gardens, Timaru will surprise you with the depth and excellence of its collections as diverse as Australian plants, conifers and rose species. A border containing the native plants of the Canterbury region is of special note. Endangered plants from around the world can be seen in part of the conservatory..(more)

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AIGANTIGHE ART GALLERY - Timaru

Location: Canterbury - Timaru

The Aigantighe Art Museum (pronounced 'egg and tie') in Timaru, New Zealand is renowned internationally for its collection and innovative exhibition and education programmes. Aigantighe holds New Zealand, Pacific, Asian and European art works from the sixteenth century to the present day. Its British Victorian painting collection is of great..(more)

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ARTHUR'S PASS WALKING TRACK - Arthur’s Pass

Location: Canterbury - Arthurs Pass

Experience the best of Arthur’s Pass's diverse alpine vegetation, waterfalls, wetlands, rich history and stunning mountain views on this walk. This walk provides the chance to walk from Arthur’s Pass village to view the Dobson Memorial at Arthur’s Pass summit. The track gradient is generally gentle, with some steep steps either side of Bridal Veil..(more)

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CAROLINE BAY - Timaru

Location: Canterbury - Timaru

Caroline Bay is the most widely known of all the parks in the Timaru District. The beach is sheltered by the harbour breakwater and is the only sandy beach between Oamaru and Banks Peninsula. March 2014 saw Caroline Bay beach being voted the most popular beach in the South..(more)

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