Christchurch & Canterbury

Here at Christchurch, there’s something for everyone!

Your host can also provide guided tours to many popular locations near Christchurch - Explore Akaroa, Castle Hill, Hammer Spring, Kaikoura or the local markets. Let them share with you the local Maori and European history of these areas. Please email regarding prices.

Sports enthusiasts can hit the slopes of Mt Hutt (90 mins drive) for some snowboarding/skiing action or explore the Adventure Park (10 mins drive) for an exhilarating biking adventure. You can even try out bungy jumping by leaping off a historical bridge at Hanmer Springs (120 mins drive) or go fishing off the coast of Kaikoura.

Prefer a more laid back adventure? Check out these amazing art galleries located mainly in the city center. At the same time, you will chance upon many beautiful examples of street art across the city.

Nature lovers will love the countless short and long walks Christchurch has to offer. Go for the popular Port Hill Walks and enjoy panoramic views of the city, Southern Alps and also learn more about the history of the early settlers from Lyttleton. Other popular walks includes Arthur Pass (2 hours drive) and Castle Hill (80 mins drive).

Wine lovers can head over to the Waipara Valley, known for its spicy and rich pinot noirs as well as other aromatic varieties.

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Our personal favourites IN CHRISTCHURCH

10 free or cheap things to do in Christchurch
Things to do in Christchurch


Canterbury region offers


Hiking or mountain biking

Explore the Port Hills

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