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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

Ferrymead's Family Trick or Treat
Ferrymead's Family Trick or Treat

When: Oct 31, 04:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 50 Ferrymead Park Drive, Ferrymead, Christchurch
Venue: Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch

FESTA 2018's Headline Event: Feasta!
FESTA 2018's Headline Event: Feasta!

When: Oct 20, 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Mollett Street
Venue: Mollett Street, Christchurch

FESTA 2018: A Public Festival of Architecture, Design & Food
FESTA 2018: A Public Festival of Architecture, Design & Food

When: Oct 19 to Oct 22, 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where: 270 St Asaph Street
Venue: Central City, Christchurch

Shihad 30th Anniversary Tour
Shihad 30th Anniversary Tour

When: Oct 19, 06:00 PM to 10:15 PM
Where: Cnr Madras and Gloucester Street, Christchurch
Venue: The Bedford Bigtop, Christchurch

Dreams Can Come True
Dreams Can Come True

When: Nov 24, 03:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where: St Margaret's College, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch
Venue: Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch

Rangiora Show
Rangiora Show

When: Oct 19 to Oct 20, 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: 156 Ashley Street, Rangiora, Rangiora, Waimakariri
Venue: Rangiora Showgrounds Function Centre, Rangiora, Waimakariri

A Summer's Day - TOTO, Dragon and Jefferson Starship
A Summer's Day - TOTO, Dragon and Jefferson Starship

When: Jan 13, 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch
Venue: Hagley Park North, Christchurch

Blindspott
Blindspott

When: Dec 14, 08:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 90 Ilam Rd, Ilam, Christchurch
Venue: The Foundry, Christchurch

Hall of Doom and Raise the Dead Rave
Hall of Doom and Raise the Dead Rave

When: Oct 27 to Oct 28, 09:00 PM to 01:00 AM
Where: 50 Ferrymead Park Drive, Ferrymead, Christchurch
Venue: Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch

Ozzy Osbourne No More Tours 2
Ozzy Osbourne No More Tours 2

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

Nearby Hostels

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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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