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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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Kate Sheppard House and Gardens

Local Tip Services include full catering, seating and marquee hire.

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Re Start Mall

Local Tip There are plenty of cafes and a variety of takeaway booths in the two food court areas.

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Things To Do in Christchurch

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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

12 May - 14 May

Developed by Royal New Zealand Ballet director Francesco Ventriglia in 2010, this ballet based on the original Wizard of Oz story has never previously been performed. The two-act ballet will be premiered with settings and a story that will enchant people of any age. Several extra events have been organised before and after the... more »

CSO: Pacific Rhythms

CSO: Pacific Rhythms

14 May

Presented by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, this concert focuses on works influenced by rhythms and cultures around the world. Works to be performed include A Flock Descends in to the Pentagonal Garden by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu and Jack Body's Melodies for Orchestra inspired by Hindi and Western Sumatran cultures. The... more »

Heath Franklin's Chopper

Heath Franklin's Chopper

18 May

Regaled as one of Australia's funniest comedy character Chopper is back in a new show. In this all new performance, Chopper is in charge of a whole new country - Anzakistan, a superpower created from Australia and New Zealand, and Heath Franklin in the guise of his alter ego is laying down the new rules in an hour long stand up... more »

Selmer Paris Workshop with Michael Jamieson

Selmer Paris Workshop with Michael Jamieson

21 May

New Zealand Selmer Paris Distributor, DR TOOT Brass & Woodwind Specialist (located in Auckland) presents the Selmer Workshop 2016 with Michael Jamieson - NZ Selmer Paris Artist. The successful workshop will be held for the first time in Christchurch ! The workshop will be featuring Henri Selmer Paris clarinets, saxophones, a wide range... 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

Re: Start Mall, Christchurch

Re: Start Mall, Christchurch

Christchurch Scenic Tour Bus

Christchurch Scenic Tour Bus

Mt Cook National Park

Mt Cook National Park

Halswell Quarry Park, Christchurch

Halswell Quarry Park, Christchurch

The Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens

The Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch

The Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch

Castle Hill Scenic Reserve

Castle Hill Scenic Reserve

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Re:Start Mall in Christchurch CBD

Re:Start Mall in Christchurch CBD

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