Weekend Getaway

3 Days

The perfect mix of relaxation, adventure and nature exploration. From farm tours and jet boat rides to scenic walks and cozy evenings by the fire.

Day 1 of 3

Christchurch, Lincoln, Windwhistle


This weekend itinerary in Selwyn promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of New Zealand.

Kickstart your weekend with a delightful lunch at The Laboratory in Lincoln.

Indulge in their fresh, locally sourced menu, and sample the beers from their very own micro-brewery. If time permits, catch a movie at their 15-seat boutique movie theatre after lunch. 

Head to Benlea Cottage in Windwhistle for a unique working farm tour and meet friendly cows, sheep, and working dogs. If you visit in spring, you might even get a chance to bottle-feed adorable lambs!

Conclude the tour with a relaxing afternoon tea featuring fresh home baking and coffee. Unwind in the cozy accommodation, nestled next to the warm fireplace, and end the night with some board games and cards.

Day 2 of 3

Sheffield, Springfield, Kura Tawhiti | Castle Hill, Arthur’s Pass


Begin your day with a cup of freshly brewed coffee and a pie at the famous Sheffield Pie Shop before heading to Springfield Adventure Park. 

Embark on a thrilling jet boat ride through the braided rivers of Selwyn, experiencing the adrenaline rush as you navigate the beautiful blue waters. Afterward, enjoy a delicious lunch from Springfield’s Taste of Kiwi to refuel for the rest of your adventure. 

Take a scenic drive to Kura Tawhiti | Castle Hill, and wander through majestic limestone rock formations in an area of special significance to Ngāi Tahu. Stretch your legs and immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings.  

After your Castle Hill adventure, continue your journey to the Bealey Hotel. Relax in the hot tub while soaking in panoramic views of the Southern Alps. Enjoy a comfortable night's stay in their cozy accommodation, ensuring you're well-rested for the next day's adventures. 

Dine at The Crafty Moa, a charming restaurant where you can can unwind by the fire and enjoy delicious local cuisine. When you’re finished, head back to your room to rest up in preparation for tomorrow’s adventures!  

Day 3 of 3

Arthur's Pass


Get up bright and early to check out the impressive engineering feat of the Otira Viaduct. Marvel at the construction that allows smooth passage through the challenging terrain of the Southern Alps. 

Explore the wonders of Arthur's Pass National Park by embarking on one of its many beautiful walks. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or a more challenging hike, Arthur’s Pass offers trails suitable for all levels of expertise.