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 & book your Canterbury holiday

Tasman Glacier Sea-Kayaking

Christchurch is no. 2 on The New York Times's 52 Places to Go in 2014 and the gateway to the Canterbury region. Explore the range of activities and attractions we have on offer and discover the spectacular experiences you can have all within 4 hours' drive from Christchurch.

Te Matatini Performance

Experience the world’s largest celebration of traditional Māori performing arts showcasing Polynesian history and cultural identity through Kapa Haka. The bi-annual festival will bring together over 30,000 performers, supporters and visitors over a 4 day period in North Hagley Park.


No. 2 on The New York Times's 52 Places to Go in 2014. The South Island's "Garden City" is accessible via Christchurch Airport and scenic rail services.

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What's on in Christchurch & Canterbury

Encounter Kaikoura

Encounter Kaikoura

The beautiful dusky dolphins are regarded as the “acrobats of the sea”. 

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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 World Cup

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

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Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve

Discover Canterbury in Real Time

Check out the amazing things that are happening in Christchurch and Canterbury...

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Re-START mall

What to see & do in Christchurch

Find out about the must do attractions in and around Christchurch.

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