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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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The Old Vicarage Cafe Restaurant & Bar

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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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Rodgers & Hammerstein and Friends

Rodgers & Hammerstein and Friends

31 Oct

The hills of New Zealand will be alive with the sound of music on our national tour as we present the best of Rodgers & Hammerstein and other great music theatre composers of the 60s and 70s. Re-live those wonderful films and shows made famous by greats like Julie Andrews, Dick van Dyke, Barbra Streisand and Topol with timeless, joyful... more »

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

31 Oct

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

1 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

1 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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Whale Watch Kaikoura

Award-winning whale tourism company in Kaikoura with 25 year's experience, offering comprehensive marine excursions all year round. 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

Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt

Christchurch Scenic Tour Bus

Christchurch Scenic Tour Bus

Terrace Downs Golf Resort

Terrace Downs Golf Resort

The Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens

Rakaia Gorge

Rakaia Gorge

World Peace Bell, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

World Peace Bell, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

New Brighton Beach

New Brighton Beach

Sumner Bay

Sumner Bay

Sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

Sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

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