If you're in Christchurch, we highly recommend the High Country Explorer Tour, which allows you to see the High Country via the TranzAlpine Train, a 4WD vehicle, and a jet boat. Many of the areas toured are on private land, so this is the only way to see them. The tour also included a delicious buffet lunch at a High Country Sheep Station. Our guide was very informative, and we learned a lot about the region, it's flora and fauna, and even got to see some of the locations where The Chronicles of Narnia was filmed. The views were AMAZING!