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THE BEST WAY TO TAI TAPU, NEW ZEALAND
From LAX, Air New Zealand offers connecting service (change of plane) to Christchurch. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $980, including taxes and fees. Otahuna Lodge is a 25-minute drive from Christchurch Airport.
Otahuna Lodge, 224 Rhodes Road, Tai Tapu; (011) 64-3-329-6333, http://www.otahuna.com. Doubles from $995 a day, depending on the season. Includes a degustation dinner with wine pairings, pre-dinner drinks with canapés, continental and/or full cooked breakfast, laundry services and full use of lodge facilities and equipment.
Canterbury Guiding Co., (011) 64-21-734-431, http://www.canterburyguides.com. High-country station excursions from $989.
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