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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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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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Jucy Campervan Hire Christchurch

Local Tip It's well worth asking about Jucy 'relocation offers' where you can gain big discounts to bring their vehicles back to various locations.

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Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

25 Oct

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

25 Oct

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

25 Oct

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

26 Oct

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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Whale Watch Kaikoura

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

Hagley Park

Hagley Park

Re Start City, Christchurch

Re Start City, Christchurch

Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Castle Hill Scenic Reserve

Castle Hill Scenic Reserve

Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Entering Mount Cook Village

Entering Mount Cook Village

Banks Peninsula, View from the sign of the Kiwi

Banks Peninsula, View from the sign of the Kiwi

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