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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Local Tip Whale Watch has a 95% success rate in finding whales on every trip. In addition, if you don't see a whale on your trip, Whale Watch will refund 80% of your ticket.
Local Tip There are plenty of cafes and a variety of takeaway booths in the two food court areas.
Ever wondered what New Zealand's 'Garden City' of Christchurch looks like from above? Well, you’re not alone. Today thousands of visitors a year...more »
If you are headed to Arthur’s Pass from Christchurch, a great stop for a picnic lunch and an enjoyable walk is Castle Hill. Located about 90km northwest of Christchurch on SH73, Castle Hill is a...more »
After the thousands of earthquakes that have struck Christchurch, you’d be forgiven for thinking that many of the best views are gone. But after...more »
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 »
Join us every last Sunday of the month for a French Breakfast at Alliance Française de Christchurch. Petit Matin Croissant with Le Panier Boulangerie From 9:30 to 11:00 Croissants, baguettes and pain au chocolat, in a French environment. $ 5 AF Members $ 8 Non Members $ 4 Kids Petit Matin Croissant in 2014: Sunday, March... more »
Come and laugh with us every Sunday morning ($2 donation, no bookings or special equipment necessary). Laughter Yoga employs no humour, jokes or comedy and participants are invited to laugh for no reason at all. Anyone can do it. Laughter “Yoga” is a deceptively simple yet very powerful form of exercise, combining laughter... more »
Both Christmas and the Last Night of the Proms are synonymous with some of the world’s best loved songs and more than their share of fun and frivolity. We combine music from these two great festivals into a gala concert, full of famous Christmas carols and songs, flag waving classics like Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule... more »
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