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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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stories

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activities

events

Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age

When: Aug 25, 08:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Jack Hinton Dve, Addington, Christchurch
Venue: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch

A Summer's Day - TOTO and Dragon
A Summer's Day - TOTO and Dragon

When: Jan 13, 04:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch
Venue: Hagley Park North, Christchurch

Sculpture North Canterbury
Sculpture North Canterbury

When: Sep 6, 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where: 263 Stockgrove Road, Waipara, Hurunui
Venue: Pegasus Bay Winery, Waipara, Hurunui

Full Moon U.V Paint Party!
Full Moon U.V Paint Party!

When: Aug 24 to Aug 25, 09:00 PM to 03:00 AM
Where: 32 Allen St, Christchurch
Venue: Deja Vu Nightclub, Christchurch

Les Misérables
Les Misérables

When: Sep 14 to Sep 23, 07:30 PM to 06:50 PM
Where: 145 Gloucester St, Christchurch
Venue: Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

When: Aug 28, 07:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Jack Hinton Dve, Addington, Christchurch
Venue: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch

Katchafire
Katchafire

When: Sep 22, 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Cnr Madras and Gloucester Street, Christchurch
Venue: The Bedford Bigtop, Christchurch

Devilskin NZ Tour 2018
Devilskin NZ Tour 2018

When: Sep 1, 07:30 PM to 11:45 PM
Where: 90 Ilam Rd, Ilam, Christchurch
Venue: The Foundry, Christchurch

Moveable Feasts Tasting
Moveable Feasts Tasting

When: Oct 14, 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where: 210 Tosswill Road, Prebbleton, Selwyn
Venue: Pemberton Gardens, Prebbleton, Selwyn

Catch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can

When: Aug 24 to Aug 26, 07:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Where: 156 Armagh Street , Christchurch
Venue: The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch

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YHA Christchurch

Stay in our comfortable modernised heritage building, complete with 5 Star Gold Qualmark rating. This hostel is second-to-none for location, a stone's throw from art galleries, museums, gardens, and a full array of venues to enjoy food, drink, and live music.

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YHA Christchurch Rolleston House

This historic character home turned comfortable hostel sits between the Arts Centre, Botanic Gardens, and Canterbury - perfect for exploring Christchurch's heritage and culture.

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YHA Springfield

YHA Springfield, Smylies is one of Springfield's oldest homes starting its history back in the 1870s as a guesthouse for the Bullock trains passing through. Set on just over one acre of grounds it offers plenty of space for rest and enjoyment and been extensively renovated with all modern backpacking facilities.

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