Canterbury

Christchurch, located on the South Island is the largest outside of the north and home to a majority of the region's population. With a diversified agricultural economy, visitors will witness dairy farming, sheep dotted fields and a thriving vineyard region. 

The region's viticulture industry was established by the French, with wine-growing concentrated between the Waipara and Burnham regions. New Zealand's famous white wine is mostly featured - Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot gris. Recently pinot noir has come into some success in Waipara as well.

Terrace Downs Resort Golf Course

This resort mountain course has a nice mix of shot-making holes against a backdrop of the Southern Alps

Pegasus Golf & Sports Club

A brand new golf development to coincide with one of New Zealand's newest towns, this Kura Design was saved from the Christchurch earthquake and continues to be a point of pride for the area.

Christchurch Golf Club (Best of New Zealand Golf)

One of the oldest clubs in New Zealand presents a great round and beautiful setting for visitors to the Christchurch area.

Clearwater Golf Club

With a mix of links and parkland styles this course showcases both natural spring-fed lakes and a background of the Southern Alps

Harewood Golf Club

Recently having undergone a new layout, this course plays at a modern length while maintaining a simplicity and charm that is a nice showcase of the Kiwi countryside

Customer reviews

I thank you for our wonderful trip to NZ. You and Bill are special people, and we look forward to keeping you as extended family! You are certainly welcome back anytime, and we will look forward to seeing your wonderful family if/when we get out to LA-- maybe Clippers in the playoffs? Blessings to your family.

I will get with Debi, and see which pictures make us look the youngest! If you need any "references or testimonials" that I could share, just let me know how I can help.

—Carlan and Deb Y., Oklahoma City

Highlights Of The Trip: Getting off the plane in Queenstown – overwhelmed with the beauty. The boat ride in Queenstown to experience the expansiveness.

The drive from Queenstown to Franz Joseph - the mountains and glacier lakes that went on forever. Our lunch spot that day at a campsite on a lake. Abel Tasman: this is where I want to return and spend a week to hike the entire trail. Spent the day biking in Napier to wineries.

—Mary Jean S., Chapel Hill, NC