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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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The Old Vicarage Cafe Restaurant & Bar

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Whale Watch Kaikoura

Local Tip Whale Watch has a 95% success rate in finding whales on every trip. In addition, if you don't see a whale on your trip, Whale Watch will refund 80% of your ticket.

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Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

19 Sep

Happy Hour 5-7pm March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm World famous in Addington – $30 Make a crate. Choose any 5 beers Ladies, its business as usual for you. Bubbles half as bubbly Platters, Tapas, Pizzas and more... more »

Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

20 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

20 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 »

Hive - Home Innovation Village

Hive - Home Innovation Village

20 Sep

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 »

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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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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

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Peacock Fountain, Botanical Gardens

Peacock Fountain, Botanical Gardens

Punting on River Avon, Christchurch

Punting on River Avon, Christchurch

The Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch

The Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch

Waipara Wines

Waipara Wines

Victoria Park, Christchurch

Victoria Park, Christchurch

Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt

Halswell Quarry Park, Christchurch

Halswell Quarry Park, Christchurch

World Peace Bell, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

World Peace Bell, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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