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Explore Christchurch and Canterbury, our Amazing Backyard

Christchurch and Canterbury have plenty to offer those planning business events, including several brand new hotels and unique venues. Come and see for yourself the creativity and vibrancy of our wonderful small city, which Lonely Planet has singled out as one of the top 10 places in the world to visit.

Canterbury is also the gateway to New Zealand's awe-inspiring South Island and a destination like no other. Easily accessible because of its world-class international airport, Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and a fantastic place to live, work, play and visit.

Hero Christchurch Port Hills Standing Climbing

Christchurch

Ōtautahi Christchurch is the city of 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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Mackenzie Twizel Mirrored Lake photo by Rachel Stewart

Mackenzie

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

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 Lake Ellesmere, Selwyn is the place to explore!
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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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Lake Heron 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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Sunrise in Kaikoura

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.
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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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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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Waimakariri Family Cycling

Waimakariri

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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