Alpine Pacific Triangle
Zealandís Latest Hot Destination
Most of us have
been to New Zealandís South Island and to Christchurch. And most then either
travel to Mount Cook or just head south.
But if you are
like me and never even thought to head north on the East Coast, well have we
got some exciting news for you.
new magical touring route, the Alpine Pacific Triangle covering Hanmer Springs,
Waipara Valley and Kaikoura.
Traveller and Travel TV have not been there, we are using the information and
images supplied to us by Alpine Pacific Tourism.
reading the information and looking at the images we decided that this looks
too good to miss out on. So we have accepted the invitation of Alpine Pacific
Tourism and we are going over in late October, to explore and report back to
you lucky readers and viewers.
Fall in love with New Zealandís most magical touring
relaxing in a thermal pool in an alpine village, admiring centuries old cave
art, watching whales in their feeding grounds or bungy jumping (which we wonít
be trying) from an historic bridge, the Alpine Pacific Triangle Touring Route
has something for everyone.
45 minutes from Christchurch, the 370 km route covers three most magical
destinations, the palatable Waipara Valley wine region, Hanmer Springs Ė New
Zealandís Alpine Spa Village, and the fascinating seaside town of Kaikoura,
known for its marine mammals.
At almost every
turn breathtaking vistas unfold, including lush hill country, majestic
mountains, tumbling rivers, secluded forests, crystal lakes, sculptured
limestone formations and bubbling hot springs.
wine region will entice food and wine lovers. Everything from gourmet olives,
honey, hazelnuts, delicious breads and even venison sausages can be savoured in
There are 23
well-established wineries, producing a variety of top quality wines, enuring
the perfect drop accompanies the mouth-watering food delicacies found locally.
For those looking
to relax and unwind Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa offers an experience
like no other. Perched 385 metres above sea level in an idyllic village,
visitors can pamper themselves in the naturally heated pools, known for their
therapeutic qualities, or indulge in a sumptuous range of spa treatments.