Black Cat Cruises has been rated by as one of the top-10 marine mammal experiences in the world. The three-hour trip (with two hours on the water) costs $175 an adult and $145 for children. Discounts are given if you don’t end up swimming with dolphins. See: blackcat.co.nz.
Green Antler glamping is near Little River, 50 minutes from Christchurch and 35 minutes from Akaroa. Rates from $290 for two.
Green Antler is set on a deer farm and about 100 of the animals roam near the campsite.
Green Antler is located behind a valley, near Little River.
The campsite has a large wooden hot tub that, once warmed, will last all night.