Christchurch is a Lonely Planet top 10 city to visit in 2013 and the gateway to New Zealand's South Island. Vibrant and ever-evolving it is surrounded by a region of natural wonders.
Christchurch is the gateway to the Canterbury region and the spectacular experiences you will have within the South Island of New Zealand. Explore the range of activities and attractions we have on offer.
Choose from a diverse range of accommodation. There is something for every level of comfort and budget.
Hire a vehicle, journey by tram, bike, ferry or on foot. Explore the options here.
Explore Canterbury cuisine. Our culturally diverse region has something to satisfy all tastes and budgets.
Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand's South Island. Travel from the ocean, across patchwork plains and braided rivers to the majestic Southern Alps. Explore Christchurch & Canterbury
Christchurch is one of Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to visit in 2013. Get a taste of what the city has to offer.
Explore Canterbury, Christchurch's amazing backyard, from the Pacific Ocean to the majestic Southern Alps.
Phil Keoghan, kiwi host of US reality show The Amazing Race, is keen to share secrets from the place he calls home - Christchurch and Canterbury, New Zealand. He hopes that visitors will get to experience the best Christchurch and Canterbury have to offer.
Guests at Christchurch's newest central city restaurant and bar will get to see one of the country's top young chefs in action at the Straits Cafe and Junction Bar at the Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch.
One of Lonely Planet's top 10 city to visit in 2013. The South Island's "Garden City" is accessible via Christchurch International Airport and scenic rail services.
From 11 May 2013
Until 30 June 2013
25 May 2013