Explore Canterbury from the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Alps

Arrive into Christchurch and witness a constantly evolving city. Discover the cities #PocketsofAwesome from the traditional English heritage buildings, Botanic Gardens and Punting on the Avon to the new creative street art projects and bustling hospitality scene. Use Christchurch as a base or gateway to discover the wider Canterbury region. From the wildlife haven of Kaikoura in the north to the might Mackenzie in the south, Canterbury offers a short break for all.

Win a Canterbury Short Break

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We've got two Short Break packages up for grabs!

1 x $500 voucher for travel from Australia to Christchurch and a 5 day JUCY a CHASER.campervan hire.

1 x $250 voucher for travel within New Zealand to Christchurch and a 5 day JUCY a CHASER campervan hire

To enter just email us with your place of residence and which itinerary from below you would most like to take!

Terms and Conditions apply. By entering it assumed you have read, understood and agreed to these. 

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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.

Adventure

Looking for a short break filled with heart pumping activities in epic locations? You Can Do Adventure in Canterbury.

Exploration

Looking for big scenery and big experiences to help you escape the mundane 9-5 gruel? We Can Do Exploration in Canterbury.

Food

Experience the best of New Zealand’s produce with a short break in Canterbury. From locally made cheese to the finest wines. We Can Do Food & Wine in Canterbury.

Relaxation

So you need some time out from the hustle, bustle and everyday chores of life? Well we Can Do Relaxation in Canterbury.

Canterbury map

A comprehensive Canterbury touring map. Highlighting key touring routes and hidden gems found throughout the region. Download map (PDF, 2.27MB)

Christchurch Airport new terminal building

Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand's South Island. Fly direct from 10 international airports or journey by train, ferry or motor vehicle from other New Zealand destinations.