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Your Basecamp for Exploration

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 explore it all.

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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
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
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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
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Basecamp for Outdoor Exploration

Otautahi 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

Inspire Me

What to See & Do


Top Picks

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Stay in the City

Make the most of your time in the city with our great accommodation options.

Explore our Accommodation Options

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Editors Picks

Explore what's trending in Christchurch City.

Check out our Editors Picks

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How to Spend a Summer’s Day in the City

Summer is here and Christchurch is looking oh so good in its golden filter.

Explore our Summer Hot Spots

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Summer Nights in the City

Experience culture and live music, high-end or casual dining, pre-dinner drinks on a sun-kissed balcony and night caps in hidden laneways.

Enjoy a Summer Evening in the City

Lyttelton Port

Explore Lyttelton

Explore lively Lyttelton with quirky cafes, eclectic shops, the must-visit farmers market, and historical gems at every turn.

Explore Now

Christchurch Arts Centre i-Site

Christchurch i-SITE Visitors Centre

Our knowledgeable and multilingual staff make it their business to get to know all about what there is to do and see while you’re here, and we love helping you make the best of your time in our special part of the world!

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Explore by Foot or Bike

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Christchurch Walking and Hiking

Explore the unique landscapes of Christchurch by foot. Highlights include a mix of wildlife, historic sites and expansive coastlines.

Explore our Walking Tracks

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Christchurch Cycling Trails

Grab the bikes, pack a picnic and enjoy a great family day out exploring the forests, beaches and parklands of Christchurch.

Explore our Bike Trails

Christchurch City Map

Explore the CBD and wider city with our helpful map and discover attractions, points of interest, transport options, shopping and more.