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
its perfect location - right near mountains, plains, and the sea
Did you know:
Christchurch is the gateway to Antarctica
Don't leave without
A trip up the Port Hills
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When: Jan 9 to Jan 19, 10:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: Kennedys Bush Rd, Kennedys Bush, Christchurch
Venue: Halswell Quarry Park, Christchurch
When: Nov 29 to Dec 30, 08:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 650 Shands Road, Christchurch
Venue: Christchurch Christmas Lightshow, Christchurch
When: May 3, 08:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Jack Hinton Dve, Addington, Christchurch
Venue: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
CSO Presents: Festive Christmas 2019
When: Dec 21, 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where: 86 Kilmore St, Christchurch
Venue: Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch
Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema
When: Dec 13 to Feb 8, 05:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch
Venue: The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, Christchurch
Christmas Parade and Market
When: Dec 14 to Dec 15, 09:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: Gerald Street
Venue: Lincoln Township, Lincoln, Canterbury
The Edge NYE19
When: Dec 31 to Jan 1, 06:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 14 Riccarton Ave, Christchurch
Venue: North Hagley Park, Christchurch
Christmas Day Buffet
When: Dec 25, 12:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 764 Colombo St, Christchurch
Venue: Market Place Restaurant & Bar, Christchurch
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Joshua Henry, Andréa Burns & Hayden Tee
When: Jan 18, 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: St Margaret's College, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch
Venue: Charles Luney Auditorium, 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.