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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When: Sep 26 to Sep 27, 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where: 15 Meijer Dr, Lincoln, Selwyn
Venue: Lincoln Event Centre, Lincoln, Selwyn
Lamb & Hayward Masterworks: Houstoun Plays Brahms
When: Oct 3, 07:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 86 Kilmore St, Christchurch
Venue: Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch
When: Oct 9 to Oct 11, 07:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where: 146 Seaview Rd, New Brighton, Christchurch
Venue: Roy Stokes Community Hall, Christchurch
The Works Market
When: Jul 26 to Mar 28, 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: 400 Waterloo Road, Christchurch
Venue: The Works Market, Christchurch
Kaiapoi Spring Festival 'Party in the Park'
When: Sep 27, 11:30 AM to 02:30 PM
Where: Charles St, Kaiapoi, Waimakariri
Venue: Trousselot Park, Kaiapoi, Waimakariri
Days of Ice - Explore Antarctica Family Day
When: Oct 10, 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch
Venue: The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, Christchurch
BIG Laughs - Pro Comedy Night
When: Jul 11 to Dec 19, 07:45 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 224 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch
Venue: Good Times Comedy Club, Christchurch
Agents of Discovery
When: Sep 12 to Oct 11, 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Where: Johns Rd, Northwood, Christchurch
Venue: The Groynes, Christchurch
Rangiora Festival of Colour
When: Sep 27, 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: Percival St, Rangiora, Waimakariri
Venue: Victoria Park, Rangiora, Waimakariri
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
Our heritage hostel right between The Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Botanic Gardens in central Christchurch. Available exclusively for private groups and events.
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.