Welcome to Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

With hundreds of amazing things to do just a few hours drive from Christchurch, a trip to Canterbury is a journey of endless possibilities. So whether you want to relax, explore, taste the produce or seek an adventure...find out what you Can Do in Canterbury!

Otahuna Lodge - exterior

In Christchurch and Canterbury, you can choose from a diverse range of accommodation. There is something for every level of comfort and budget from luxury and boutique, to hotels, motels and apartments, and backpackers and holiday parks.

Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve

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Get your adrenaline pumping!

With zip lining and skydiving and white water rafting

Start your next adventure in Canterbury!

Tickle your taste buds

From beach fresh crayfish to award winning pies and finest wines.

You can indulge in Canterbury's food & wine
Whale Fluke

Have a whale of a time

From mountain bike trails to trout fishing in beautiful lakes.

You can do exploration in Canterbury
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

Choose from 15 open-air thermal pools, spa treatments, family fun and café.

Relax. Rejuvenate. Unwind

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Close encounters of the “wildlife kind” are a Willowbank trademark.

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