Where Memories Are Made
Ōtautahi Christchurch is a place with new experiences around every corner. The Canterbury region is home to nature's most diverse playground, and the South Island's most modern and exciting city. Your unforgettable moments are waiting.
Experience It All
From the Pacific Ocean, ancient volcanic peninsula and wondrous marine life, across patchwork plains, home to adrenaline pumping activities, lush vineyards and braided rivers rising to pristine glacial lakes and the majestic Southern Alps presided over by Aoraki/Mount Cook. You'll find something special in Canterbury.
Explore Our Regions
Ōtautahi Christchurch is a place of perfect harmony, a refreshing urban centre full of new secrets to discover. If you haven’t been here in a while, you’re in for a surprise. The city has been through some massive changes in the past few years, and the time has come to discover it all.
A 3 hours' drive north from Christchurch, you'll find Kaikōura - New Zealand's leading eco-tourism destination, with an amazing variety of marine and birdlife along its dramatic rugged coastline.
Hurunui & Hanmer Springs
A place of relaxation and adventure for generations, Hurunui and Hanmer Springs is a premier Canterbury destination. With rugged coastlines, lush forests, thermal pools, and wineries – this area is popular year-round.
Only 20 minutes north of Christchurch’s hustle and bustle is a region of vast natural beauty, slower paced country towns and beach settlements all offering their own unique experience.
Akaroa & Banks Peninsula
Banks Peninsula is one of New Zealand's most unique landforms. With endless hills, bays and hidden bush, this is Nature's Playground right on Christchurch's doorstep.
From the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, with stunning snow-capped Mt Hutt and bordered by impressive braided rivers and crystal clear lakes, Mid Canterbury offers an inspiring range of activities, complemented by genuine New Zealand hospitality.
A destination for families, foodies and adventure seekers, South Canterbury is the place to explore.
Clearest starry skies, highest mountains, vivid turquoise lakes, expansive golden grasslands - welcome to the Mackenzie Region!
Arthur's Pass & Selwyn
From the majestic Southern Alps and Arthur's Pass, down the braided Rakaia and Waimakariri rivers and over the patchwork Canterbury plains to the vast coastal lake of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, Selwyn is the place to explore!
What's OnŌtautahi Christchurch celebrates the arts, world-class sporting heroes, innovative business and diverse communities; the calendar is always full and we wouldn't have it any other way.
Guide To Winter Activities In Christchurch & CanterburyNowhere does the chilly season quite like Ōtautahi Christchurch. As the temperatures drop, the region comes alive. From adventures spent in our natural playground to quiet moments of indulgence - you'll find it all here this winter.
Wine & DineDelight in the tastes of Christchurch and Canterbury's dining scene, where you'll find everything from cosy cafés and neighbourhood bars to romantic fine dining. Savour every flavour that our culturally diverse region has to offer.
Arts & CultureChristchurch city is alive with everything from street art, exhibitions, history and theatre.
Cycling in CanterburyChristchurch'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.
Explore Canterbury by FootCanterbury is made for outdoor recreation - with rolling countryside, lush green spaces, brilliant blue waterways, and a dynamic alpine environment.
A Guide To Canterbury's Middle‑earth™From Ōtautahi Christchurch, explore the region’s scenery and be prepared to lose yourself in stunning landscapes, otherworldly vistas and the magic of Tolkien’s Middle‑earth™ brought to life.
Cruise Into CanterburyArriving by cruise ship? Canterbury offers a wealth of experiences to enjoy. From high country adventures to stunning harbour cruises, local personalised tours to exploring the history and gardens of Christchurch.