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

Skiing and snowboarding at Ohau

When the temperature drops, Canterbury's peaks become a winter playground – with more ski areas than anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere. From family friendly fields to off-piste exhilaration, our region caters to anyone looking for snow-fuelled fun and adventure.

Welcome Aboard Quad Combo

Float down the Avon River in a punt; ride the Gondola to the top of the Port Hills for views over the city and Banks Peninsula; explore the city via tram and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on a Caterpillar Gardens Tour. All for only $60 per person, available exclusively at the Christchurch i-SITE.

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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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.
Otahuna Lodge - exterior

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In Christchurch and Canterbury, you can choose from a diverse range of...

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Best Kept Secret 9

Phil's Best Kept Secrets

Phil Keoghan, kiwi host of US reality show The Amazing Race, is keen to share...

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CBD bar

Wine & Dine in Christchurch

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

Christchurch suburban dining
FIFA U-20

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Football's future superstars will converge on NZ from 30 May until 20 June 2015.

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