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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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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Local Tip Caterpillar Garden Tours provide insightful and fun electric shuttle guided tours throughout the beautiful Botanic Gardens. There are four shuttles with a single fare valid for two consecutive days.

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Glentanner Park Centre Mount Cook National Park

Local Tip Glentanner Park is also the leading excursion and activity centre in the Mount Cook region and can take care of arranging all your activities for you. It means you'll get the best possible experience while...

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Opawa Famer's Market

Opawa Famer's Market

26 Apr

Opawa Farmer's Market is a popular weekly market boasting some of the best local produce in Christchurch. Stalls include locally grown fruit and vegetables, artisan bread, delicious pastries and tasty savoury baked items. Honey, chutneys, cheeses and other deli items are also for sale. On-site refreshments include coffee and freshly... more »

The Food Show 2015

The Food Show 2015

1 May - 3 May

The Food Show has grown to become New Zealand's annual must-attend culinary event, with fabulous shows in Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year. The Food Show is where everyone can come to taste and buy from a huge range of local and international foods, wines, beers, coffees, and much... more »

Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

2 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

2 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 »

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Glentanner Park Centre Mount Cook National Park

Superior accommodation on a working sheep station, outside Mount Cook village. Everything from cabins and dorms to simple tent sites. Above average communal kitchen and bathroom facilities. 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 »

Christchurch Photos

River Avon, Christchurch

River Avon, Christchurch

New Brighton Beach

New Brighton Beach

Methven

Methven

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Christchurch Gondola

Christchurch Gondola

Entering Mount Cook Village

Entering Mount Cook Village

New Brighton Pier

New Brighton Pier

Re: Start Mall, Christchurch

Re: Start Mall, Christchurch

Sir Edmund Hillary Statue, Mt Cook National Park

Sir Edmund Hillary Statue, Mt Cook National Park

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