Welcome to Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand's South Island. You can ski, bungy jump, hike, mountain bike, raft, surf, swim, golf, see whales, dolphins and seals, visit wineries and gardens, shop, be entertained and awed, and so much more, all within 2 hours of Christchurch. Explore Christchurch & Canterbury

Hooker Valley Track

Canterbury's unparalled selection of short walks is a great way to visit and holiday in our beautiful region. See the best of Canterbury one step at a time.

Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve

Check out the amazing things that are happening in Christchurch and Canterbury right now! We'd love to see your experiences, so share them with us either on our Facebook page or by using the hashtags #christchurchnz and #canterburynz on Instagram.

Christchurch

No. 2 on The New York Times's 52 Places to Go in 2014. The South Island's "Garden City" is accessible via Christchurch Airport and scenic rail services.

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What's on in Christchurch & Canterbury

Christchurch Gondola

Christchurch Gondola

Experience the stunning views, activities and walks at the Christchurch Gondola.

Christchurch Gondola
Re-START mall

What to see & do in Christchurch

Find out about the must do attractions in and around Christchurch.

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Otahuna Lodge - exterior

Stay with us

In Christchurch and Canterbury, you can choose from a diverse range of...

Accommodation
CBD bar

Wine & Dine in Christchurch

Our recommendations for the best places to eat and drink around the city.

Christchurch suburban dining
The Hermitage Hotel

See icebergs in Tasman Lake

At 27km in length and 600m deep, the Tasman Glacier is New Zealand's longest...

Tasman Glacier Icebergs