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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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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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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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Opawa Farmers' Market

Opawa Farmers' Market

23 Nov

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 »

Petit Matin Croissant

Petit Matin Croissant

23 Nov

Join us every last Sunday of the month for a French Breakfast at Alliance Française de Christchurch. Petit Matin Croissant with Le Panier Boulangerie From 9:30 to 11:00 Croissants, baguettes and pain au chocolat, in a French environment. $ 5 AF Members $ 8 Non Members $ 4 Kids Petit Matin Croissant in 2014: Sunday, March... more »

Laughter Club

Laughter Club

23 Nov

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 »

Christmas At the Proms 2014

Christmas At the Proms 2014

26 Nov

Both Christmas and the Last Night of the Proms are synonymous with some of the world’s best loved songs and more than their share of fun and frivolity. We combine music from these two great festivals into a gala concert, full of famous Christmas carols and songs, flag waving classics like Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule... 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

Halswell Quarry Park, Christchurch

Halswell Quarry Park, Christchurch

Sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

Sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

Re Start City, Christchurch

Re Start City, Christchurch

Castle Hill Scenic Reserve

Castle Hill Scenic Reserve

Banks Peninsula, View from the sign of the Kiwi

Banks Peninsula, View from the sign of the Kiwi

New Brighton Beach

New Brighton Beach

Sutton Reserve, Lyttelton

Sutton Reserve, Lyttelton

Sumner

Sumner

New Brighton Pier

New Brighton Pier

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