Christchurch - Regenerating city, gateway to the South Island
The ultimate mix of old and new, this city will charm you with it's heritage architecture next to edgy new bars and restaurants. All set between the ocean and the mountains, what more could you want?
Christchurch has an excellent mix of beautiful scenic outdoor pursuits and a vibrant inner city to explore.
Discover the dynamism of a city rediscovering and rebuilding itself following the 2010/2011 earthquakes. Explore quirky music venues that have popped up around the city, enjoy local musicians, and Christchurch's unique craft beer scene.
at a glance
Best known for
it's perfect location, right in the middle of the mountains, plains and the ocean
Did you know
Christchurch is the gateway to Antarctica
Don't leave without
a trip up the Port Hills
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Buble, You Bastard
When: Jul 3, 07:30 PM to 08:45 PM
Where: 156 Armagh Street , Christchurch
Venue: The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch
Nightlife Lantern Walk
When: Jul 4 to Jul 19, 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where: Fendalton, Christchurch
Venue: Riccarton Bush, Christchurch
Ben Hurley & Friends
When: Aug 15, 08:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: High St, Rangiora, Waimakariri
Venue: Rangiora Town Hall Small Theatre, Rangiora, Waimakariri
The Cat In The Hat
When: Jul 11, 10:30 AM to 11:59 PM
Where: 145 Gloucester St, Christchurch
Venue: Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
When: Oct 2 to Oct 3, 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: Caroline Bay, Timaru, South Canterbury
Venue: Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury
Friends! The Musical Parody
When: Sep 12, 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 86 Kilmore St, Christchurch
Venue: Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch
School Holiday Printmaking with Alexia Martin
When: Jul 6 to Jul 15, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 1013/ D Ferry Road, Christchurch
Venue: Visions and Vino Art Studio, Christchurch
When: Jul 17, 08:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: 198 Church St, Timaru, South Canterbury
Venue: The Playhouse Drama League Inc, Timaru, South Canterbury
Christchurch Symphonic Brass Presents: Celebrating Equality
When: Jul 4, 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where: 86 Kilmore Street, Christchurch
Venue: Ron Ball Studio, Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch
YHA Christchurch is a homely heritage building with a modern atmosphere. Located near the town centre, this backpacker hostel is a perfect home base to see everything Christchurch has to offer!
YHA Christchurch Rolleston House
This heritage building turned backpacker hostel sits between The Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. The perfect accommodation spot to get your culture and heritage fix.
One of Springfield's oldest homes, this backpacker hostel has charm and history as well as quality accommodation options and added extras like home-cooked meals available.