|Subject: Re: 1.5 days out of Christchurch NZ?|
You might want to check out Arthur's Pass National Park - it's a 90 minute drive from Christchurch, or you can take the Tranzalpine train there.
For accommodation ideas, here's a link to the Wilderness Lodge there: http://www.wildernesslodge.co.nz/
and the luxury Grasmere Lodge: http://www.grasmere.co.nz/ (if a splurge is in the cards.)
Leslie Santa Fe (& Chicago)