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

Otahuna Lodge - exterior

In Christchurch and Canterbury, you can choose from a diverse range of accommodation. There is something for every level of comfort and budget from luxury and boutique, to hotels, motels and apartments, and backpackers and holiday parks.

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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.


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



Fun and adventure in the beautiful natural environment of Hanmer Springs.

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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
Re-START mall

What to see & do in Christchurch

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

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Christmas decorations at The Tannery

Christchurch Christmas Celebrations

We're here to help you and your family celebrate the festive season in style!

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