River Avon, Christchurch, New Zealand
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River Avon

Christchurch

The Canterbury region is a contrast of natural beauty and vibrant city life. Two national parks, sandy beaches, pretty coastal villages, whale watching, and the 'garden city' of Christchurch.
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Local Tip Caterpillar Garden Tours provide insightful and fun electric shuttle guided tours throughout the beautiful Botanic Gardens. There are four shuttles with a single fare valid for two consecutive days.

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Jucy Campervan Hire Christchurch

Local Tip It's well worth asking about Jucy 'relocation offers' where you can gain big discounts to bring their vehicles back to various locations.

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Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

23 Aug

Set in the grounds of Riccarton House, the Christchurch Farmers' Market is now the city's largest authentic farmers' market which runs each Saturday morning. With the best of Canterbury's produce the CFM is the perfect opportunity to meet the growers, bakers, wine makers, brewers, butchers and farmers, sample their products, ask them... more »

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

23 Aug

The Mt Pleasant Farmer’s market sprang into life only a few weeks after the February 2011 quake. With no supermarkets or local shops to buy food, Farmer’s Market organiser Tom Davies quickly filled the gap by establishing the market on the grounds of the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre, 3 McCormacks Bay Road. This market has been... more »

Hive - Home Innovation Village

Hive - Home Innovation Village

23 Aug

Innovative, pre-built homes will be on show and open to the public at Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch. Up to ten houses will be completed at the Hive site within the next few months. This is a chance to come down and take a look at homes that are fast to assemble, extremely high quality, permanent and architect-designed. They... more »

Opawa Farmers' Market

Opawa Farmers' Market

24 Aug

The Opawa Farmers' Market prides itself on a having a strong contingent of local growers supplying an abundance of fresh local produce - predominantly organic/spray free. Local artisan producers offer free range eggs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, mouth-watering ready-to-eat foods and much more. Come and experience the relaxing and friendly... more »

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Tekapo Springs

The ultimate day out with something for everyone, from seasoned skaters and snow tube adventurers to lazy spa devotees and hot pool worshippers. Very family friendly. more »

Virtual Tours

Re Start Mall

Out of the 2011 earthquake, which damaged the central business district of Christchurch and the main hub for shopping, was born the Re:Start Mall. more »

Christchurch Photos

Waipara Wines

Waipara Wines

Sumner Bay

Sumner Bay

Entering Mount Cook Village

Entering Mount Cook Village

Gollans Point, Sumner Beach

Gollans Point, Sumner Beach

Punting on River Avon, Christchurch

Punting on River Avon, Christchurch

Halswell Quarry Park, Christchurch

Halswell Quarry Park, Christchurch

Christchurch Scenic Tour Bus

Christchurch Scenic Tour Bus

Rakaia Gorge

Rakaia Gorge

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Hagley Park, Christchurch

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