Christchurch and Canterbury has a wealth of tourism product that captures the finest from the alps to the ocean. Keep abreast with the latest regional offerings and changes with our informative product updates.
6 February 2015- The four-star hotel offers a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments and will also feature an onsite Columbus Café.
9 December 2014- Christchurch’s restaurant tram is set to restart its dinner service from Wednesday 10th December 2014.
26 January 2015 - Mantra Group has announced it will manage the fully reconstructed 263 room hotel located at 165 Cashel Street when it reopens in April 2015 as the BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch.
12 December 2014 - Today Red Bus launched their new coach service brand - Red Travel. The company unveiled their new brand and fleet of coaches at an event this morning in Christchurch.
10 December 2014 - Take a journey down a beautiful and challenging mountain river with Hanmer Springs Canoes.
10 December 2014 - An innovative new concept in short stay accommodation is set to ease a chronic room shortage in Christchurch – JUCY Snooze.
31 October 2014 - Welcome Aboard are pleased to announce that as of Tuesday 11th November the Christchurch Trams will be back running on their original loop through the city.
4 December 2014 - Central Christchurch has gained a new luxury boutique hotel, Hotel Montreal. Offering 25 spacious rooms of 50-70 sqm and an exquisite three bedroom penthouse, Hotel Montreal rooms cater to every type of discerning traveller.
4 December 2014 - IHG has signed a management agreement to develop the 200-room Crowne Plaza Christchurch
4 December 2014 - Over the past few months Christchurch has continued to see the arrival of various new restaurants and bars in the central city and surrounding suburbs.
4 December 2014 - Christchurch Bike & Walking Tours has launched a new two-hour personalised experience of Christchurch city by foot.
4 December 2014 - Be bowled over by Vbase’s newest venue Vbase is bringing its special brand of service and hospitality to the newest venue in its portfolio, the Pavilion at Hagley Oval.
10 March 2014 - Off the tourist trail and in one of the world’s most spectacular coastal locations lies Annandale, a 4000-acre sheep and cattle farm that offers exclusive use of four distinctive luxury villas with relaxed Kiwi-style informality.
12 March 2014 - Utilising sustainable products, local resources and talent, the humble grain silo has been converted into modern, unique serviced apartments. Located in the heart of picturesque Little River; an ideal choice for those visiting Christchurch and Akaroa.
12 March 2014 - Thomas's Hotel has been part of the Christchurch accommodation scene for the past 12 years as a budget hotel with 43 rooms, some with ensuite. Since the Canterbury earthquakes Thomas’s Hotel have taken the opportunity to make some major upgrades to their hotel.
12 March 2014 - Re: START Container Mall is staying for another year, with plans afoot to shift the colourful container mall just down the road.
18 March 2014 - One of Christchurch’s iconic visitor attractions, the International Antarctic Centre, has undergone a $200,000 exhibit and theming upgrade since December, which is delighting visitors.
14 March 2014 - Chateau on the Park are pleased to welcome visitors back after 2 years of renovations. The Chateau have reopened all 192 of their rooms after taking the time to refresh and rejuvenate throughout the entire hotel.
12 March 2014 - Go back in time and learn how our mountains were formed, why we have earthquakes and birds which cannot fly. Listen to fascinating Maori stories and feel the spirit of the old days when the first settlers arrived in Lyttelton in 1850.
16 May 2014 - A new multi-purpose visitor centre has added an exciting dimension to Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens.
12 March 2014 - The environmental practices of the Kaikoura Community have been recognized by EarthCheck; and awarded Kaikoura Platinum Certification for Environmental Performance.
26 November 2013 - Christchurchs famous tram is adding to the city visitor experience in the city centre when it reopens it November.
6 November 2013 - Christchurchs first new build hotel, The Rydges Latimer Christchurch is ready for check-in and opened on 01 November 2013
19 November 2013 - The second stage of the new The Tannery Boutique and Art Emporium has opened in Woolston to the delight of locals and visitors
19 November 2013 - Selwyn Food and Wine Trail has recently been named the best Wine Tourism Service in the South Island. Selwyn Food and Wine Trail is a collection of artisan wine and food producers in Canterbury’s beautiful Selwyn district.
19 August 2013 - Christchurch’s renaissance is well underway with the Ibis becoming the first central city hotel to re-open since the earthquake. It is now joined by Novotel Christchurch, and the hotel’s re-opening on Cathedral Square has played a key role in the city’s revival.
6 September 2013 - It is with much anticipation that Christchurch celebrates the opening of Hotel 115, a new contemporary boutique hotel in the heart of the city. Having opened on August 28th, the hotel adds 30 unique character rooms to the city’s accommodation offering.
13 September 2013 - Having re-opened on the 19th August, with 72 re-decorated rooms, Quest Serviced Apartments have proved to be a huge boost for the heart of the city.
8 August 2013 - Heritage Christchurch's Old Government Building (OGB) wing formally reopened in August 2013. It has been a part of the Christchurch hospitality industry since its opening in 1996.
3 July 2013 - The removal of the cordon in the city centre on 30th of June marks a significant turning point in the recovery of Christchurch. Having public access again to the heart of the city shows the world that Christchurch’s rebuild is definitely underway and city is welcoming residents and int...
1 July 2013 - North Canterbury’s newest product is sure to delight visitors. Offering the opportunity to cycle through the picturesque scenery of Waipara, Hanmer and Kaikoura with PureTrails New Zealand.
1 July 2013 - Phase 1 of the Sudima Christchurch Hotel refurbishment will begin 1st September 2013.
1 July 2013 - Christchurch International Airport is the first airport in New Zealand ensuring visitors feel welcome by installing signage in 4 languages.
6 June 2013 - Christchurch nightlife is steadily returning with more than 150 restaurants, cafés and bars opening in the city since Christmas. The influx of new businesses brings the total number of bars, restaurants and cafés in the Garden City to over 700 with 22% of these open bars and restaurant...
2 July 2013 - Visitors to Christchurch will be able to see the rebuild of the city from its very heart now that the centrally located Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch has reopened.
1 July 2013 - Christchurch’s new CBD Rebuild tour gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the cities rebuild with informative tour guides and audio visual material.
8 May 2013 - New Zealand's most beautiful street opened a new chapter in its colourful history on Saturday 20 April, 2013. Christchurch's iconic Spanish Mission Style New Regent Street opened its doors to welcome back visitors.