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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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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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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 »

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

28 Nov

Happy Hour 5-7pm March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm World famous in Addington – $30 Make a crate. Choose any 5 beers Ladies, its business as usual for you. Bubbles half as bubbly Platters, Tapas, Pizzas and more... more »

Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

29 Nov

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

29 Nov

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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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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Jucy Campervan Hire Christchurch

Hire a JUCY campervan in Christchurch, the gateway to the South Island, for a great New Zealand adventure. more »

Christchurch Photos

Mud House Winery and Cafe, Waipara

Mud House Winery and Cafe, Waipara

Victoria Park, Christchurch

Victoria Park, Christchurch

Punting on River Avon, Christchurch

Punting on River Avon, Christchurch

New Brighton Pier

New Brighton Pier

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

Paua Shell

Paua Shell

Sir Edmund Hillary Statue, Mt Cook National Park

Sir Edmund Hillary Statue, Mt Cook National Park

The Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch

The Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch

Hagley Park, Christchurch

Hagley Park, Christchurch

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