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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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Tekapo Springs

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.

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CSO Kids

CSO Kids

7 Jul

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 »

CSO: Kids

CSO: Kids

8 Jul

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 »

Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

11 Jul

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

11 Jul

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 »

Virtual Tours

Re Start Mall

Out of the 2011 earthquake, which damaged the central business district of Christchurch and the main hub for shopping, was born the Re:Start Mall. more »

Christchurch Photos

Governors Bay, Near Lyttelton

Governors Bay, Near Lyttelton

Paua Shell

Paua Shell

The Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch

The Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch

World Peace Bell, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

World Peace Bell, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

New Brighton Beach

New Brighton Beach

Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula

Mud House Winery and Cafe, Waipara

Mud House Winery and Cafe, Waipara

View from the sign of the Kiwi

View from the sign of the Kiwi

Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki

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