Doing a Status Point Run down to Christchurch in two weeks time. My flight arrives at 8.25am and then departs again back north at 7.05pm. I have done a few day trips for status points to Christchurch in the last few years. I am wondering if anyone has any surgestions on what to do to fill in the day. On previous visits i have walked around the city, done the Gondola, Orana Park, Botanic Gardens, Akaroa and the Antarctic Centre.
On other day trips i have caught the Nakedbus to Lake Tekapo and then came back. Another time i flew over to Hokitika and then caught the Atomic Shuttle back over Arthurs Pas. However the flight to Hokitika that i used to catch has been canned in favour of a later afternoon service.
Happy to travel anywhere by bus/shuttle, just needs to fit into my time constraints. Looked at the Atomic Shuttles/Nakedbus/Intercity bus websites to look at timetables to Timaru/Kaikoura ect but they either depart to early, or arrive to late.
Does any Local down there know of any other Shuttle/Bus services that might be able to whisk me off to a place for a day. Is there any other worthwhile attractions in CHC? Just Under 20 so can't hire a car :( Budget is not huge, probably only around $100.
Don't want to spend all day in the Koru Lounge, hoping to get out and explore some more of the South.