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Ōtautahi Christchurch

A City In Balance

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. 

Winter In Christchurch

Your Guide To Winter In Ōtautahi Christchurch

As temperatures drop, Ōtautahi Christchurch will be your winter playground. Whether you are a short drive or flight away, experience the best the chilly season has to offer all in one place. Experience the magic of Ōtautahi Christchurch’s winter playground with these epic deals and packages.

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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. 

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Hurunui & Hanmer Springs West Coast Waimakariri Arthur's Pass & Selwyn Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Mid Canterbury Aoraki/Mt Cook Mackenzie South Canterbury Ōtautahi Christchurch Kaikōura
Hero Christchurch Port Hills Standing Climbing

Ōtautahi Christchurch

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.

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Dolphins in Kaikoura


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.

Ferry Bridge Hanmer Springs

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.

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Waimakariri Family Cycling


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.

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Akaroa Harbour

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.

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Hiking in Mid Canterbury

Mid Canterbury

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.

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South Canterbury Braided River

South Canterbury

A destination for families, foodies and adventure seekers, South Canterbury is the place to explore.

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Mackenzie Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail Lake Pukaki


Clearest starry skies, highest mountains, vivid turquoise lakes, expansive golden grasslands - welcome to the Mackenzie Region!

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Couple at Arthur's Pass Store

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!

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