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The vibrant, ever evolving heart of the Canterbury region

Christchurch city is welcoming visitors following recent seismic events in the Canterbury region. While some areas of the central city and eastern suburbs remain off limits to the general public, the vast majority of visitor services are up and running providing guests with the same world-class experience.

With plenty of accommodation options available, you can enjoy the Garden City’s many attractions which include Ferrymead Heritage Park, the International Antarctic Centre, Ko Tane Maori and Cultral experience, Christchurch Casino, punting on the Avon and the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, and so much more.

Christchurch is also the gateway to many activities and destinations beyond the city itself, you can ski, bungy jump, hike, mountain bike, raft, surf, swim, gold, see whales, visit wineries and gardens, and shop - all within 2 hours of the city!

Learn more about Christchurch

Destinations: Explore Christchurch & Canterbury

Activities: What to see & Do

Accommodation: Where to stay

Transport: Getting around

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