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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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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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No 4 Bar - Monteiths Craft Bar and Function Venue

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Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

7 Mar

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

7 Mar

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

7 Mar - 8 Mar

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 »

Nostalgia Festival

Nostalgia Festival

7 Mar

Nostalgia Festival Featuring .... The Bats Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes Fabulous Arabia More acts to be announced Nostalgia is a daylong independent music and food festival situated inside the 1900's replica township of Ferrymead Heritage Park. Explore the vintage festival full of pop up cuisine from some if the cities best... 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

New Brighton Beach

New Brighton Beach

Punting on River Avon, Christchurch

Punting on River Avon, Christchurch

Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt

Terrace Downs Golf Resort

Terrace Downs Golf Resort

World Peace Bell, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

World Peace Bell, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Mt Cook National Park

Mt Cook National Park

Re:Start Mall in Christchurch CBD

Re:Start Mall in Christchurch CBD

River Avon, Christchurch

River Avon, Christchurch

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