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

Pure Pods

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.

TranzAlpine - Cass

Experience one of the world's most scenic train journeys and stay overnight on the West Coast.


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

Mt Hutt snowboarding

Hit the slopes this winter

Discover the unqiue variety of ski fields that Canterbury has to offer.

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Black Cat Cruises

Black Cat Cruises

Join us on an Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise or Swim with Dolphins.

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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
Christchurch Art Gallery

Visit Christchurch Art Gallery today

Enjoy art, talks, music, films, guided tours and more.

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Cyclists taking in the view from Port Hills

What to see & do in Christchurch

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

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Hooker Valley Track

Walk Canterbury

Our short walks are a great way to visit and holiday in our region.

See the best of Canterbury one step at a time