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

TranzAlpine - Cass

Save up to $500 on TranzAlpine scenic train and accommodation packages for 2 adults. Experience one of the world's most scenic train journeys and stay overnight on the West Coast. View our deals and contact the Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Centre to book.

The Hermitage In the snow

Prices start at $219 (and go up to $771) and all include accommodation at The Hermitage Hotel. The savings range from $110 to a massive $580! View our deals and contact the Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Centre to book.


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

Black Cat Cruises

Black Cat Cruises

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

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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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Skiing and snowboarding at Ohau

Skiing & snowboarding

When the temperature drops, Canterbury's peaks become a winter playground –...

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