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.

TranzAlpine

Check out the amazing things that are happening in Christchurch and Canterbury right now! We'd love to see your experiences, so share them with us either on our Facebook page or by using the hashtags #christchurchnz and #canterburynz on Instagram.

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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The Hermitage

Awake to 3724m of Unforgettable Aoraki

Mt Cook National Park: highest mountain, longest glacier, Dark Sky Reserve.

The Hermitage Hotel
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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