Governors Bay, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Governors Bay

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.

Local Tip

Whale Watch Kaikoura

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.

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Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Haven of peace and tranquillity in the heart of Christchurch, adjacent to Hagley Park. 21 hectares of gardens, flora, fauna, walking paths and conservatories, founded around a single oak tree. 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

Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt

The Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch

The Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch

Sumner

Sumner

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

Sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki

Entering Mount Cook Village

Entering Mount Cook Village

Mt Cook National Park

Mt Cook National Park

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

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