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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

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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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Opawa Farmers' Market

Opawa Farmers' Market

21 Dec

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 »

Laughter Club

Laughter Club

21 Dec

Come and laugh with us every Sunday morning ($2 donation, no bookings or special equipment necessary). Laughter Yoga employs no humour, jokes or comedy and participants are invited to laugh for no reason at all. Anyone can do it. Laughter “Yoga” is a deceptively simple yet very powerful form of exercise, combining laughter... more »

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

26 Dec

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

27 Dec

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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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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Mt Cook National Park

Mt Cook National Park

Christchurch Scenic Tour Bus

Christchurch Scenic Tour Bus

Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

Methven

Methven

Re:Start Mall in Christchurch CBD

Re:Start Mall in Christchurch CBD

Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki

Mt Cook National Park

Mt Cook National Park

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

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