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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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Tekapo Springs

Local Tip The ultimate day out with something for everyone, from seasoned skaters and snow tube adventurers to lazy spa devotees and hot pool worshippers.

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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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Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

5 Sep

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

5 Sep

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

5 Sep - 6 Sep

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 »

Opawa Famer's Market

Opawa Famer's Market

6 Sep

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 »

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Whale Watch Kaikoura

Award-winning whale tourism company in Kaikoura with 25 year's experience, offering comprehensive marine excursions all year round. 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

Sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

Sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

Entering Mount Cook Village

Entering Mount Cook Village

World Peace Bell, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

World Peace Bell, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Castle Hill Scenic Reserve

Castle Hill Scenic Reserve

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Hagley Park, Christchurch

River Avon, Christchurch

River Avon, Christchurch

Sumner Beach

Sumner Beach

Re:Start Mall in Christchurch CBD

Re:Start Mall in Christchurch CBD

Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula

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