Christchurch to Lake Tekapo (route only)

  • From Christchurch to Fairlie is a drive of around two and a half hours.  The route takes you across the Canterbury Plains, comprised of a broad patchwork farmland from the coast to the alps.  It’s mostly pretty quick travelling without too much to stop for. For those looking for a hand-on farm experience, check out Gem Alpacas in Fairlie.
  • From Fairlie, you’ll make your way through the foothills of the Southern Alps, before coming to the resort town of Lake Tekapo.