Mt Sunday / Edoras: Viewpoint

Waypoint is approximate.  Detouring off the inland scenic route (72) leads to views of Mt Sunday, used as Edoras in the filming of Lord of the Rings.  Access requires around 15km (each way) on an unsealed road. […]

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Godley Head

Scenic drive to here from Christchurch experiences great coastal scenery. If you’d like a hike, consider the Godley Head Loop track. […]

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Sumner Beach

Beach community at the Eastern edge of Christchurch. Good spot for Fish & Chips. Expect cold water if you’d like to swim. […]

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Newton’s Waterfall: 1 hour return

Walk via quiet Aylmers Valley Road, or drive to the end (limited parking) for a 10 minute walk to the waterfall.Walk duration from Aylmers Valley Road: 1 hour return. From parking: 10 minutes walk. […]

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Gillespies Beach

A visit to Gillespies Beach offers a scenic drive, lovely views of the Southern Alps Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, an historic cemetery and coastal walks. Walking tracks from 270 m – 6.8 km can be found here. […]

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Alex Knob Track: 4 hour climb

It’s a 4-hour climb to the top of Alex Knob. The track zigzags up to Rata Lookout for a view of the Franz Josef Glacier. From there follow the marked track to the summit. […]

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