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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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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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Things To Do in Christchurch

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Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast

12 Feb - 13 Feb

The Coast to Coast is one of New Zealand's premier multi-sport events with competitors run, cycle and kayak their way from the South Island's West Coast to the East Coast finish line. Participants can choose to tackle The Longest Day and complete the course in one day or take the two-day option. The event can also be entered as a... more »

New Zealand Ocean Swim Series - Christchurch Crown

New Zealand Ocean Swim Series - Christchurch Crown

13 Feb

The fourth of seven events in the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, Christchurch Crown was named based on the interesting 3.3km ‘I’m Going Long’ course shape which weaves in and out of three bays on the return leg to Corsair Bay. Consisting of four different swim events, the Christchurch Crown provides an ocean swim event for all ages... more »

CIrque du Soleil: Quidam

CIrque du Soleil: Quidam

17 Feb - 25 Feb

The spectacular Cirque du Soleil team bring their latest amazing show to Christchurch as part of a global tour. First performed in 1996 in the company's own Big Top, the show is now being restaged in arenas around the world, featuring 46 acrobats, singers and actors from an international cast. Quidam tells the story of a young girl who,... more »

Opera in the Vines

Opera in the Vines

27 Feb

Opera in the Vines combines the power of opera with the enjoyment of a self-prepared picnic or catered lunch accompanied by some of New Zealand's best wines. The music is supplied by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra who will be performing a range of well-known operatic arias including Nessum Dorma. Concert-goers can take their own... 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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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 »

Christchurch Photos

Christchurch Botanical Gardens

Christchurch Botanical Gardens

Mud House Winery and Cafe, Waipara

Mud House Winery and Cafe, Waipara

Re: Start Mall, Christchurch

Re: Start Mall, Christchurch

Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki

Entering Mount Cook Village

Entering Mount Cook Village

Sutton Reserve, Lyttelton

Sutton Reserve, Lyttelton

Rakaia Gorge

Rakaia Gorge

Sir Edmund Hillary Statue, Mt Cook National Park

Sir Edmund Hillary Statue, Mt Cook National Park

Gollans Point, Sumner Beach

Gollans Point, Sumner Beach

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