Enjoy New Zealand Cup Week in style this November with this exclusive long weekend indulgence package!
With 3 nights accommodation at Christchurch’s finest hotel; The George, a member’s pass to New Zealand Cup Day at Riccarton Park including a champagne breakfast and helicopter transfer, plus the option of a hot air ballooning experience with Ballooning Canterbury, this is a truly indulgent weekend getaway like no other!
Today you will check in to The George Hotel on the Avon River adjacent to Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens. Perhaps enjoy an evening stroll around the gardens and revitalised arts centre. Tonight we suggest dining at one of the vibrant new restaurants at The Terrace nearby to your hotel.
Optional Experience: This morning bright and early you will be collected from your hotel for the experience of a lifetime – a sunrise hot air balloon over the Canterbury Plains with views of the breath-taking Southern Alps and Pacific Ocean. Escape to a world of peace and tranquility and enjoy the views while your experienced pilot does all the work for you. You will be returned to your hotel late morning.
From here we recommend lunch at Riverside Market in the heart of the city before enjoying some time to explore the new retail precinct of the city. Next up we suggest a self-guided walking tour of the central city, where you will see the Christchurch Cathedral and Transitional “Cardboard” Cathedral, The very art deco New Regent Street, Margaret Mahy Playground – The largest in the Southern hemisphere, the Christchurch Earthquake Memorial, Christchurch Art Gallery and the Arts Centre, and the massive and beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Finish a great day of sightseeing with a cocktail at Stranges Lane or The Terrace before your adventure continues tomorrow (Private guide and vehicle available on request if you’d prefer a guided tour of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula)
This is what you came for! Enjoy one of the biggest social events on Christchurch’s annual calendar in style with a Lanson champagne breakfast at Carlton Bar and Eatery + helicopter ride to the races from nearby Hagley Park! Once you arrive you’ll be shown to the exclusive members area of the racecourse. Enjoy a day in the sunshine (hopefully!) in your Sunday best with a nice beverage in hand and watch some high quality horse racing. Your ticket includes entry to the Club Grandstand and pedestrian access to Show Gate Reserved Car Park. When you’ve had enough, grab a taxi (not included in quote) back to the city centre and keep the party going, or relax in your luxury accommodation.
This morning after enjoying a cooked breakfast at The George, you will check out and continue to your onward travel arrangements.
*3 nights accommodation in a Premium Executive room at The George (Thursday 12th, Friday 13th, Saturday 14th November 2020) + cooked breakfast on 15th November
*Members Area Admission + Entrance Ticket to Christchurch Casino NZ Cup (Saturday 14th November @ Riccarton Park)
*Lanson Helicopter Experience – Helicopter transfer from Hagley Park to Riccarton Park + a glass of Lanson champagne + buffet breakfast at Carlton Bar + Eatery
*A Travel Guide Compiled by The Road Trip Including Our Top Tips for What to See and Do in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula
Or for something a little bit different, swap your stay at The George for 3 nights at the beautiful Derby Street Boutique Guesthouse
Enjoy the use of a private swimming pool, spa, sauna and outdoor area, as well as continental breakfast on 13th + 15th November (Breakfast at Carlton Bar + Eatery 14th Nov)
You’ll enjoy all the same inclusions as listed above but by staying at Derby Street Boutique Guesthouse instead of The George you’ll only pay $1,549 NZD for 2!
Only 2 rooms available, so get in quick!
*Add on Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride + Transfers with Ballooning Canterbury for $395 NZD per person
*Add on private guide with vehicle (Private Christchurch/Banks Peninsula Tour on 13th November) for $200 NZD per person – Can be done with or without hot air balloon trip as this returns by 10am
Terms and Conditions for all Mini Breaks can be found at the bottom of the following page