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Top 9 Most Instagrammable Spots in Christchurch

Spice up your social feeds!

A quick stroll around the CBD will show you why Ōtautahi Christchurch is the perfect location for those picture-perfect snaps. An epic backdrop awaits you, so get out there and explore!

Antigua Boat Sheds

For over 130 years, these beautiful sheds have had a home by the Avon River and is a vital part of Christchurch’s early history. The green and white striped buildings are sure to stand out on your Instagram feed – otherwise while punting, capture some romantic shots along the river.


New Brighton Pier

Stunning sunrises? Check! It’s the biggest ocean pier in Australasia, and the beach itself provides beautiful colours you can play with. Whether it’s sunrises or sunsets, the ocean blues and striking views will definitely make your followers jealous! We suggest taking a time lapse of the magical colours that come out to play, that way you don’t miss a thing.


Street Art

Splashed across the central city, vibrant street art continues to brighten up every corner. Using the city as a blank canvas, talented artists have quickly turned Christchurch into a unique hub for street art! Use this map to scout all of the best spots – you’ll be amazed at what you will find.


Botanic Gardens

The iconic Botanic Gardens are an Instagrammers dream! At every turn, photo opportunities are bursting at the seams. From towering trees, flower gardens in full bloom to conservatories and riverside scenes, how could you resist? Don’t forget to snap a pic of the Peacock Fountain!


Port Hills

It’s always a good time to venture up the Port Hills with your camera and a few mates. From dawn to dusk, epic views will always pull through! Face one way and you’re greeted by the vast city below, but a quick turnaround will reveal Lyttelton Harbour and Banks Peninsula at your feet - perfect for photo shoots!



New Regent Street

Its unique design and bold pastel colours are why this little lane is dubbed as New Zealand’s most beautiful street! Lined with cute balconies, flower pots and fairy lights, you’ll quickly see why this street is a fan favourite. Grab a sweet treat from Rollickin Gelato as you wait to capture an iconic shot of the tram passing through.


Godley Heads

Get your walking shoes on and set out on the Godley Heads walking track for stunning coastal views as far as the eye can see. Make sure your devices are fully charged - you won’t want to miss a thing! Here’s a hot tip: take a backpack with you and fill it with water and snacks – your future self will be grateful.

Riverside Market

Located as the name suggests, Riverside Market is a beautiful addition to the CBD family right next to the Avon River. Beautiful both inside and out, there’s plenty of ways to capture the lively atmosphere which translates well onto the ‘gram feed. A short walk brings you to the Bridge of Remembrance, surrounded by lush planting and awesome streetscapes.


Christchurch Art Gallery

The exterior of the art gallery is equally as impressive as the works of art it houses inside. When you see it in person, you’ll see what we mean! The massive glass facade on the outside produces amazing reflections, so use this as an opportunity to put an artistic spin on your photography.