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

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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.

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.

Christchurch

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

The Hermitage

Awake to 3,724m of unforgettable Aoraki

Mt Cook National Park: highest mountain, longest glacier, Dark Sky Reserve.

The Hermitage Hotel
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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InstaMeet

#CanterburyNZ InstaMeets

Catch up with like-minded photographers at our next InstaMeet.

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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