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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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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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Kate Sheppard House and Gardens

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

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Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

30 May

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

30 May

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 »

Cathedral Square Market

Cathedral Square Market

30 May - 31 May

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 »

Christchurch Airport  Marathon 2015

Christchurch Airport Marathon 2015

31 May

Inspired by the 1974 Commonwealth Games marathon, the Christchurch Airport Marathon event is renowned as one of the fastest courses in the world. But it is also one of the most scenic and supportive. Whether taking on the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k or Kids' Mara'Fun, your challenge is made manageable by scenic surroundings and... 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

Mt Cook National Park

Mt Cook National Park

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Hagley Park, Christchurch

St Michael's Church, Christchurch

St Michael's Church, Christchurch

Moon over New Brighton Beach

Moon over New Brighton Beach

New Brighton Beach

New Brighton Beach

Christchurch Gondola

Christchurch Gondola

The Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens

Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki

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