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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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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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.

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Kate Sheppard House and Gardens

Local Tip Services include full catering, seating and marquee hire.

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Things To Do in Christchurch

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Alan Davies - Liitle Victories

Alan Davies - Liitle Victories

31 Jul

Many will know him as the reluctant crime solver Jonathan Creek while others will enjoy his regular performances on high-brow quiz show QI, but in this show Alan Davies returns to his roots as a stand-up comedian. Following the success of his return to stand-up in 2013, Davies is returning to New Zealand with an all new show called Little... more »

Grand National Carnival

Grand National Carnival

1 Aug - 8 Aug

The Grand National Carnival is one of the highlights of the Christchurch racing calendar with a mix of flat and jump racing over three days with New Zealand's best horses on show. The feature race is the Grand National Steeplechase which includes 21 jumps over 5600 metres. There will also be plenty of non-racing activities and... more »

Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

1 Aug

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

1 Aug

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 »

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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 »

Christchurch Photos

Sumner Bay

Sumner Bay

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Punting on River Avon, Christchurch

Punting on River Avon, Christchurch

Peacock Fountain, Botanical Gardens

Peacock Fountain, Botanical Gardens

Mud House Winery and Cafe, Waipara

Mud House Winery and Cafe, Waipara

Christchurch Botanical Gardens

Christchurch Botanical Gardens

Governors Bay, Near Lyttelton

Governors Bay, Near Lyttelton

Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula

Evening time on New Brighton Beach

Evening time on New Brighton Beach

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