Christchurch is one of the world’s most unique destinations, combining urban regeneration and innovation with heritage, culture and exhilarating activity.

Christchurch is the city of exploration, where urban regeneration and heritage thrive. Expect street art and innovative projects, a bustling hospitality scene and established green spaces. Christchurch is the newest city in the world, and it’s time the world rediscovered its secrets.


The surrounding Canterbury region offers visitors unforgettable journeys and picturesque towns, zen-like retreats and thrill-seeking opportunities. Escape to Hanmer Springs for a thermal soak, or north to Kaikōura to encounter the local wildlife. Everything New Zealand has to offer can be found here.

Arts and Culture

Christchurch’s central city is a hub of street art, fine art and all things artistic. Explore Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū(opens in new window) and Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA)(opens in new window) to see their range of artwork, talks, film and live performances. Enjoy a film at Lumière cinemas(opens in new window), housed within the Christchurch Art Centre(opens in new window). From hidden gems to beautiful murals, discover everything Christchurch has to offer. 

Restaurants and Bars

The city’s hospitality scene is constantly evolving, always giving locals and visitors something new to explore. Get your morning started at places like Child Sister(opens in new window), Doubles Café(opens in new window) and West End Stories(opens in new window) for some great coffee and breakfast options, or grab some delicious sweet treats at Grizzly Baked Goods(opens in new window).

Featuring multiple eateries, the Little High Eatery(opens in new window) is a unique dining destination in the heart of Christchurch. The city is known for its contemporary takes on cuisine. If you’re looking to try something new, visit King of Snake(opens in new window) which offers the best of Euro-Asian cuisine in a stunning setting. The city has plenty of places where you can drink and party. Those looking for a night out with a great view should check out Mr. Brightside(opens in new window) or Pink Lady rooftop(opens in new window) bars.


The central city is filled with cutting-edge architecture alongside some of the oldest buildings in New Zealand. The Avon River intersects the city, bringing a natural landscape to the urban environment. Christchurch is the basecamp for South Island exploration, with the Banks Peninsula within reach, as well as the stunning Southern Alps and famed Canterbury Plains.

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