Subject: Re: 1.5 days out of Christchurch NZ?
Judy -

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:

and the luxury Grasmere Lodge: (if a splurge is in the cards.)

Leslie Santa Fe (& Chicago)