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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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Kate Sheppard House and Gardens

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

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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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Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

4 Apr

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

4 Apr

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

4 Apr - 5 Apr

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 Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

11 Apr

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 »

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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 »

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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

Terrace Downs Golf Resort

Terrace Downs Golf Resort

Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Hagley Park

Hagley Park

World Peace Bell, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

World Peace Bell, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Sutton Reserve, Lyttelton

Sutton Reserve, Lyttelton

Waipara Wines

Waipara Wines

Methven

Methven

Sumner Bay

Sumner Bay

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