After your arrival in Christchurch, stay at Distinction Hotel Christchurch in a superior king room, and enjoy your first evening at the Gumption Restaurant & Bar . The food here takes flavour & sophistication seriously, served by Executive Chef Shokry Abouelsoud and his talented team in a welcoming and stylish setting.
We will pick you up from Distinction Hotel after breakfast and transfer you to the spa for a day of total decadence, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Begin with a 30-minute soak in a mineral bath with decadent ELEMIS oils, then relax and enjoy the two-hour Thai Steam and Stretching. Our specialist Thai Steam and stretching massage incorporates traditional Thai massage with stretching techniques helping you restore the flexibility of body muscles and various joints as well as improving blood circulation and relieving muscle soreness and body stress using iKOU organic massage oils.
Take a break, rest and refresh for 60-minutes, and enjoy seasonal salad with either tofu, fat free ham, smoked chicken or smoked salmon. Served with a freshly made vegetable and fruit smoothie, seasonal fruits and green tea overlooking our award-winning property.
After lunch, relax and enjoy a skincare consultation and machine-free 60-minute ELEMIS anti-ageing facial. Then, unwind with a 60-minute reflexology massage using iKOU organic massage oils, stimulating pre-defined pressure points on the feet and hands, reflexology helps relieve the symptoms of stress, injury and illness. Finish your day with a return transfer to Distinction Hotel.
After breakfast, transfer by coach to the thermal village of Hanmer Springs, in the Hurunui region, North Canterbury.
Hanmer Springs, 90 minutes north of Christchurch is a haven for relaxation. Visitors seek the rejuvenating tonic of the beautiful fresh mountain air and therapeutic hot pools. Spend the day exploring the village; perhaps a walk up the nearby Conical Hill to view the amazing scenery or enjoy specialty shopping in the Village or a therapeutic soak in the world-famous Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools.
Your third day begins with breakfast, prior to a full-day pampering at our award-winning Spa.
You’ll begin your pampering with a machine-free 60-minute ELEMIS anti-ageing facial. Then take a break, rest and refresh for 60-minutes, and enjoy seasonal salad with either tofu, fat free ham, smoked chicken or smoked salmon. Served with a freshly made vegetable and fruit smoothie, seasonal fruits and green tea overlooking our award-winning property.
After lunch, relax with a 30-minute soak in a mineral rich bath with decadent ELEMIS oils, then experience the ELEMIS Salt Glow Body Scrub for soft, smooth and hydrated skin and 15-minute shower. Choose from the wonderful ELEMIS Lime and Ginger Salt Glow or ELEMIS Frangipani Salt Glow. Complete your treatment with a gentle rub-down with ELEMIS massage oil. Take a short break in your therapy room and enjoy a small snack and green tea, followed by the ELEMIS Thousand Flower Detox Wrap. This nutrient-rich detox wrap uses the deeply nourishing ELEMIS Green Tea Balm to encourage super skin health and powerful detoxification. It helps stimulate the elimination process and restore equilibrium to leave you feeling completely reinvigorated, followed with a decadent 60-minute massage of your choice.
Finish your day with a return transfer to Distinction Hotel.Day 4
After breakfast, transfer by coach to Akaroa township – a seaside retreat just 90 minutes from Christchurch.
Akaroa simply oozes charm! Its history as a French settlement are everywhere, with pretty French-named streets, lined with historic cottages. Why not spend your time on a wildlife cruise, swimming with dolphins or while away the day browsing boutique shops and craft galleries overlooking the shimmering waters of Akaroa Harbour.Day 5
Day 5 begins with breakfast, prior to a full-day pampering at our award-winning Spa.
You’ll begin your final pampering day with the Royal Thai Massage treatment; soak in our mineral rich bath with the decadent ELEMIS Aching Muscle Soak or ELEMIS Nourishing Milk Bath, followed by 60 minutes of traditional Thai stretching (as per your needs) and a gentle and relaxing 60-minute Massage using your choice of ELEMIS Body Oils.
Take a break, rest and refresh for 60-minutes, and enjoy seasonal salad with either tofu, fat free ham, smoked chicken or smoked salmon. Served with a freshly made vegetable and fruit smoothie, seasonal fruits and green tea.
After your break, enjoy a two-hour Hot Stone Massage. The warmth from the stones help relax muscles, improve circulation and calm the nervous system allowing the therapist to manipulate the deeper layers of your muscles more effectively (if required) leaving you totally relaxed. Take a short break in your therapy room and enjoy a small snack and green tea, followed by a machine-free 60-minute ELEMIS anti-ageing facial.
Finish your pampering escape with an ELEMIS skincare gift set to take home. Our therapists have perfectly aligned the ELEMIS products to suit your skins needs. A return transfer to Distinction Hotel awaits.Day 6
Enjoy your final breakfast before packing up for your journey home. We wish you the best for a safe journey home.
Terms and conditions: Spa retreats are subject to availability. You will receive confirmation within 24 hours upon request of booking. A 60% deposit is payable (and non-refundable) upon confirmation of your booking. Full spa retreat balance owing is payable in full 48 hours prior to your stay. Alcohol is not included with dinner, this is at your own expense. All dietary requirements can be met by your Chef at Gumption Restaurant & Bar, please let us know prior to booking.