To avoid the masses and have a truly unique weekend, choosing one of the many unusual weekend getaways near Christchurch will leave you secluded and inspired, with nothing separating you from the wilds of the great outdoors. Why not try out an alpaca farm? Or an ocean-front cottage perched on the edge of the coast? How about a tree house nestled in the forest, or a mountain retreat to really escape the crowds? For that little something extra, the range of unusual getaways on offer in Christchurch will have you wanting to try them all! From the great vantage point of an inspiring, unique base, you can discover the soaring mountains, endless coastline and the innumerable hiking and biking trails of this gorgeous region of New Zealand's South Island.