Local attractions

Experience beautiful moments at these local attractions

There’s plenty to do in Christchurch! Find quality wineries and markets on your doorstep, along with some of the South Island’s most spectacular sights, sports and activities.

Canterbury

From silvery beaches to stunning architecture, there is plenty to explore in Canterbury. This is your basecamp to explore the South Island.

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Something old, something new

Christchurch is a blend of the old & new; the antique & the re-built.

Must-dos

There’s plenty to do in Christchurch! Find quality wineries and markets on your doorstep, along with some of the South Island’s most spectacular sights, sports and activities.

The Christchurch tram

The Christchurch tram

Explore the fascinating heritage of Christchurch with a hop-on, hop-off city tour on a unique and beautifully-restored Christchurch tram – a great family outing.

Lord of the Rings Day Tours

Lord of the Rings Day Tours

Sit back in comfort and luxury at Fiordland Cinema while you experience a unique short film that will take you on an unforgettable journey through the pure beauty of Fiordland. Head to Te Anau’s friendly local for a hand-picked selection of local beers and wines.
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Ballooning over Canterbury Plains

Ballooning over Canterbury Plains

Enjoy a breathtaking bird’s eye view of one of the most remote and inaccessible places you can visit! Book now and tailor a scenic flight with experienced and knowledgeable pilots.
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Must-dos

Whatever your favourite thing, you’re likely to find it here. Shop for great produce, try your favourite sport, or explore natural thermal springs.

Riverside Markets

Riverside Markets

Indulge in retail therapy with a difference at Christchurch’s unique Riverside Markets. This exciting development of shops and eateries will keep your attention for hours.
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Skiing, biking, walking

Skiing, biking, walking

If you want to get active, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Walk along the Port Hills, try a spot of mountain biking or go skiing at Mount Hutt and Porters.

Punt ride

Punt ride

Pop in a punt at Christchurch’s historic Antigua Boat Sheds, and cruise the Ōtākaro/Avon River. Take in the beautiful Botanic Gardens as you glide past.