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

Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve

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.

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.


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

Christchurch Gondola

Christchurch Gondola

Experience the stunning views, activities and walks at the Christchurch Gondola.

Christchurch Gondola
CBD bar

Wine & Dine in Christchurch

Our recommendations for the best places to eat and drink around the city.

Christchurch suburban dining
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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Waimakariri Christmas

Canterbury Christmas Celebrations

Discover a wealth of festive activities around the region.

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Mashina wine

Celebrate in Style

See in the New Year in Christchurch!

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