My husband and I will be traveling with my parents, brother, aunt and uncle in January and will be making a 1.5 day stop at Christchurch. We are trying to decide if we should spend the day going on a day trip somewhere such as Arthur's Pass or stay in Christchurch and explore?
Currently our trip is set up as follows: we start in Whakatane (where my husband and I live). From here we fly to Wellington and stay for two nights. Then we are taking the Coastal Pacific Train to Christchurch for a day and a half, then flying to Queenstown where we stay for four days. From Queenstown we are doing day trips to Milford Sound and Tasman Lake in Mt Cook.
Please advise as to what we should do with our 1.5 days in Christchurch. Thanks!