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11 unique things to do in Christchurch and Canterbury

From city explorations to stargazing and scenic reserves, we’ve rounded up 11 intriguing ways to explore the diverse Ōtautahi Christchurch...


Christchurch street art. © Christchurchnz

Get outdoors: Christchurch beaches

Christchurch doesn’t really identify itself as a beachy-city, but when the hot Canterbury sun comes out, Christchurch has easy access...

Urban explorer: Christchurch CBD

If you’re visiting Christchurch and discovering the shiny new streets of the central business district, you won’t be alone.

Get outdoors: skiing the Selwyn six

There’s an adventure to suit anyone at the so-called Selwyn Six.

Five great days out with kids in Christchurch

We've rounded up some ideas for family fun in and around Christchurch – guaranteed to keep the little ones entertained.

Loved by the locals: Lyttelton

While the city crowds flock to Corsair Bay, locals (and their dogs) head to Magazine Bay for a sunny day swim.

Loved by the locals: Christchurch

My favourite Gap Filler, the Dance-O-Mat, is a coin-operated dance floor.

Christchurch: a city transforming

I’m often asked by visitors if they should bother to visit Christchurch. I’m always a bit gobsmacked by this.

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