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Adventures for All

A Modern Explorer’s Playground

Ōtautahi Christchurch is stacked with laneways and hidden gems, the Canterbury region filled with diverse landscapes and unforgettable moments, all on your doorstep.

Hero Christchurch New Brighton Sunset Pier Drone

New Zealand's Newest City

Ōtautahi Christchurch is a city of modern architecture, a rejuvenated urban centre filled with boutique laneways, fresh hospitality and hidden gems.

What's Happening in 2020

Riverside Market in Christchurch

South Island's Foodie Hub

Ōtautahi Christchurch is home to award-winning restaurants and a thriving café and coffee scene. Explore the city’s farmers markets for the finest fresh produce and artisan goods.

Dine Your Way Around the City

Christchurch Art Gallery

Thriving Arts and Culture Scene

Explore Ōtautahi Christchurch and its offering of world-class art galleries, street art and creative spaces – the best in the South Island. Discover and embrace our Māori heritage.

Explore our Arts and Culture

Hero Christchurch Port Hills Mountain Biking

Basecamp for Outdoor Exploration

Ōtautahi Christchurch sits at the heart of arguably the most diverse and exciting island in the world. Within reach of the city are mountains and skifields, beaches and endless coastlines, lush pastures and rolling hills.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Our Seasonal Guides

Our Winter Guide

Winter Guide

Our Winter Guide

Winter in Canterbury is spectacular! Crisp, calm blue sky days provide the perfect conditions for skiing and snowboarding at one of the many ski fields around the region. Winter is also the season for crystal clear nights and some of the best stargazing on the planet! So, get out there and make the most of it!
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Canterbury's Natural Splendour

Zip lines, Coffee or High Country Walks

So Much to See & Do

Zip lines, Coffee or High Country Walks

Our sweeping plains, weaving waterways and pristine coastline are home to a rich tapestry of flora and fauna, and some of the world's most spectacular wildlife. And there's so many ways to experience it. Whether you want to swim alongside our majestic marine mammals, or stroll serenely through native bush, Canterbury is a must-visit for nature buffs.

Explore Our Activities & Attractions

Hit the Trails

Hiking in Mid Canterbury

One Step at a Time

Explore Canterbury by Foot

Canterbury is made for outdoor recreation - with rolling countryside, lush green spaces, brilliant blue waterways, and a dynamic alpine environment.
Christchurch Port Hills Duo Cycling

On- or Off-Road

Cycling in Canterbury

Christchurch's flat grid-like structure positioned next to the vast network of scenic road and off-road trails up and around the Port Hills, and the rest of the Canterbury region is a drawcard for many cycling enthusiasts.