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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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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

31 Jan

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

31 Jan

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

31 Jan - 1 Feb

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

7 Feb

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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Tekapo Springs

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

Hagley Park

Sutton Reserve, Lyttelton

Sutton Reserve, Lyttelton

Victoria Park, Christchurch

Victoria Park, Christchurch

River Avon, Christchurch

River Avon, Christchurch

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Castle Hill Scenic Reserve

Castle Hill Scenic Reserve

Waipara Wines

Waipara Wines

Christchurch Gondola

Christchurch Gondola

Sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

Sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

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