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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Since the destructive earthquakes of 2011 the iconic red and yellow trams of Christchurch have been noticeably absent from the city centre. However,...more »
The nostalgia and romance of the golden age of rail is attractive to many people who want to experience a journey as something more than simply getting from point A to B. In the first half of the...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...more »
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 »
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 »
Hazed in the Square is a Pop Up market located in Cathedral Square - right next to the Tram stop. An 'indie' market aimed at showcasing Christchurch and Canterbury's finest artisans as well as up and coming talent. With a lovely balance of ethical and vintage goods within the mix too. There will be something for tourists and locals... more »
Nostalgia Festival Featuring .... The Bats Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes Fabulous Arabia More acts to be announced Nostalgia is a daylong independent music and food festival situated inside the 1900's replica township of Ferrymead Heritage Park. Explore the vintage festival full of pop up cuisine from some if the cities best... more »
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