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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.

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 ski fields, beaches and endless coastlines, lush pastures and rolling hills.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Our Seasonal Guides

Our Summer Guide

Summer Guide

Our Summer Guide

Summer is here and it’s time to explore our amazing Christchurch and Canterbury region. Pull out the shorts, slap on the sunscreen, and make the most of the summer weather. From scenic walks to the best ice-cream spots in the city, we have what you need for your best summer yet!
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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

Hero Christchurch Port Hills Walking

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.
Hero Christchurch Port Hills Lyttelton Road 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.