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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Local Tip Caterpillar Garden Tours provide insightful and fun electric shuttle guided tours throughout the beautiful Botanic Gardens. There are four shuttles with a single fare valid for two consecutive days.
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.
If you were to arrive at Canterbury's Lake Tekapo at certain times of the year you could be forgiven for thinking you had just stumbled across a...more »
Too often the laid-back centre of Christchurch is written off as New Zealand’s most conservative and prosaic city, for it’s a misnomer like no other. Today, rising from the ashes of the 2011...more »
The nostalgia and romance of the golden age of rail is attractive to many people who want to experience a journey as something more than simply...more »
This immensely popular show is a great way to introduce children to an orchestra and a variety of music. The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will take children on a journey around the orchestra, introducing different instruments and encouraging youngsters to dance along and get involved with the music. The concert is aimed at children... more »
This tremendously popular concert introduces young children to the orchestra in a fun 45 minute concert. The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will take children on a journey through its instruments and concert-goers are encouraged to dance and join in. The concert is aimed at children aged between 2 and 6-years-old. Tickets are $9. more »
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 »
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 »
"The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time" - Bill Bryson