Welcome to Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand's South Island. You can ski, bungy jump, hike, mountain bike, raft, surf, swim, golf, see whales, dolphins and seals, visit wineries and gardens, shop, be entertained and awed, and so much more, all within 2 hours of Christchurch. Explore Christchurch & Canterbury

Hooker Valley Track

Canterbury's unparalled selection of short walks is a great way to visit and holiday in our beautiful region. See the best of Canterbury one step at a time.

Word Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban: Cardboard Cathedral tells the story of the building's remarkable design and construction. WORD Christchurch is proud to be launching this beautiful book in the cathedral itself, with author Dr Andrew Barrie in conversation with Shigeru Ban.

Christchurch

No. 2 on The New York Times's 52 Places to Go in 2014. The South Island's "Garden City" is accessible via Christchurch International Airport and scenic rail...

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What's on in Christchurch & Canterbury

International Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre

It’s the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!

Authentic Antarctic fun for everyone.
The Hermitage Hotel

See icebergs in Tasman Lake

At 27km in length and 600m deep, the Tasman Glacier is New Zealand's longest...

Tasman Glacier Icebergs
Friends shopping at Re:START

Christchurch Retail Therapy

Top tips for the best retail hot spots around the city.

Shopping in Christchurch
CBD bar

Wine & Dine in Christchurch

Our recommendations for the best places to eat and drink around the city.

Christchurch suburban dining
Re-START mall

What to see & do in Christchurch

Find out about the must do attractions in and around Christchurch.

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