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.


We're excited to announce our next Canterbury InstaMeet taking place in Kaikoura, New Zealand's leading eco-tourism destination. Come along to this free event and meet some of the world's most talented and inspiring Instagrammers.


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

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

Choose from 15 open-air thermal pools, spa treatments, family fun and café.

Relax. Rejuvenate. Unwind

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Close encounters of the “wildlife kind” are a Willowbank trademark.

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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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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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