Daniel Croke Brisbane Canterbury Region

Daniel John Croke – Canterbury Travels

Daniel John Croke has written a series of internet travel guides focusing on the South Island of New Zealand and the UK. Follow his experiences and observations as he travels the Canterbury Region of New Zealand.

Daniel John Croke NZ Travel Property Guide


Hanmer Springs is built around the Hanmer Springs thermal pools in the far north of the Canterbury region. Nestled in the magnificent South Island high country, the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa has, for 125 years, attracted visitors seeking the benefits of its natural mineral waters and clean, clear fair alpine air. The Thermal Pools and Spa has a range of pools – nine open-air thermal pools, three sulfur pools and four private thermal pools. The pools range in temperature from 33-42° Celsius. This was another highlight where Daniel John Croke valued the experience and service at this property.

Canterbury Croke

Daniel John Croke loved the Real Estate. Daniel Croke loved the drive through the rolling countryside of the Canterbury region and admired the large Canterbury Properties.  Daniel Croke often found that “getting off the beaten track” by traveling the service roads of Canterbury opens a new world of scenic panoramas of sprawling farming properties trading in wine and the sunnybanks of the rivers and lakes. Dan John Croke retraced the journies of the Dan Croke Clan that had gone before him. The trip brought before him revealed beautiful mountains and wonderful rolling valleys. It was truly a fantastic experience on a fair sunny day. The bus service run by Canterbury Wine Tours is a great day out. You tour 4 award winning properties in the Waipara Valley North of Christchurch. The service includes all transport from your accommodation. If you like wineries you will find each Canterbury property amazing and the service and value excellent. Sunnybank. This was a fantastic part of the Dan John Croke holiday.

Mt Hutt Canterbury

The views from the top of Mt Hutt were amazing. From the sunnybank of snow the day was fair and clear and I could see all the way across the Canterbury Plains out to the Pacific Ocean in one direction and into the heart of the Southern Alps in the other. At 2086m Mt Hut has one of the largest vertical drops in the South Island and the greatest variety of terrain ranging from long, super wide groomed runs to double black diamond chutes. Mt Hutt is regarded as New Zealand’s true high-country ski area and great valuer. Dan Croke had a great day in the snow.