Canterbury is a province on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
The Canterbury Plains stretch from the Conway River in the North, South of Kaikoura to the great Waitaki River in the south. The flat plains stretch from the Pacific Ocean in the east to Southern Alps in the west, broken only by the volcanic Banks Peninsula.
A wonderful way to take in the best of the region is to drive down the coastline from the Marlborough region. Iâd recommend stopping in Kaikoura at Hapuku Lodge, famous for its abundant marine life, whale watch or even swim with pods of wild dusty Dolphins.
You wonât be far from Annandale, south of Christchurch on the Banks Peninsula.