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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.

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Regenerating city in a perfect location

Did you know:

Christchurch is the gateway to Antarctica

Don't leave without

A trip up the Port Hills

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activities

events

Christchurch Lantern Festival
Christchurch Lantern Festival

When: Feb 22 to Feb 24, 05:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Cnr Cashel St & Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
Venue: Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch

Food For Thought
Food For Thought

When: Mar 12, 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: St Margaret's College, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch
Venue: Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch

The Night Market
The Night Market

When: Jan 17 to Mar 28, 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Cnr Moorhouse Ave and Fitzgerald Ave
Venue: The Night Market, Christchurch

Ozzy Osbourne No More Tours 2: CANCELLED
Ozzy Osbourne No More Tours 2: CANCELLED

When: Mar 13, 07:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Jack Hinton Dve, Addington, Christchurch
Venue: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch

Bryan Adams - Shine A Light Tour
Bryan Adams - Shine A Light Tour

When: Mar 17, 04:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch
Venue: Hagley Park North, Christchurch

Electric Avenue
Electric Avenue

When: Feb 23, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Where: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch
Venue: Hagley Park North, Christchurch

Neave Ross-Wallace - Hardwiring Happiness In Children
Neave Ross-Wallace - Hardwiring Happiness In Children

When: Mar 5, 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 442 Durham Street North, Christchurch
Venue: Mary Potter Community Centre, Christchurch

Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival
Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

When: Feb 23, 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where: Twizel, Mackenzie
Venue: Market Place, Twizel, Mackenzie

Canterbury Japan Day 2019
Canterbury Japan Day 2019

When: Mar 3, 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where: Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch
Venue: Riccarton Park Events Centre, Christchurch

Town Hall Organ Grand Re-opening Concerts
Town Hall Organ Grand Re-opening Concerts

When: Mar 6, 01:10 PM to 07:00 PM
Where: 86-95 Kilmore St, Christchurch
Venue: Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch

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YHA 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!

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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.

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YHA Springfield

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.

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