Ōtautahi Christchurch is the country’s newest and most exciting city. This urban hub at the heart of the scenic South Island is enriched with colourful street art, world-class dining and shopping and endless places to play in nature’s most diverse playground. Discover the magic of this vibrant city and all there is to do by visiting www.christchurchnz.com


In Ōtautahi you are spoilt for choice when it comes to wining and dining. For an easy lunch time spot, be sure to check out Riverside Market – an indoor market and one of Ōtautahi’s most loved foodie spots, or try Little High Eatery for even more choice. For a fun and fancy night out, head to The Terrace for world class dining, set along the beautiful Ōtākaro Avon River. And don’t miss New Regent Street, with its colourful Spanish Mission style architecture. It boasts an abundance of unique restaurants, vibrant bars and indulgent dessert spots.


Keen for some post-show revelry? The central city is home to an exciting mix of bars and speakeasies that make the perfect night cap (or caps). Check out The Terrace where you will find an exciting mix of craft beer bars, intimate cocktail lounges, and live music hot spots.

For a cocktail with sunset views head to one of the city’s rooftop bars or try one of the more intimate ‘hidden gem’ spots that can be found on High Street and Cashel Street. Cool and colourful New Regent Street is also a great place to go for a few evening drinks, with a whiskey bar, gin bar and dive bar all in the one iconic Christchurch location or head to the chic Skylark Bar & Lounge at Christchurch Casino.


Once you’ve eaten and drank your fill, make the most of the huge range of retail Ōtautahi Christchurch has on offer while you’re in town. Explore City Mall and The Crossing, Ballantynes and a wide range of boutiques and contemporary retail spaces. From local shops to global chains, the city is humming. Wander down the riverside laneways and delight in the boutique shops full of locally made treasures. From high-end fashion mixed with well-loved favourites; homewares to cosmetics, the latest eco wares to beautifully handcrafted jewellery, you’ll find it all.


Find some balance in your day and take a step back in time with a relaxing punt down the river, or a unique tour of the city aboard the Christchurch Tram. Wander among The Arts Centre, one of the most significant collections of heritage buildings in New Zealand or follow the charming Ōtākaro Avon River as it meanders through the central city. As you walk around new corners, discover the colourful world of street art that decorates so many of Ōtautahi’s buildings.


The Canterbury region has a diverse range of experiences and areas to enjoy only a short distance from Christchurch City.

Kaikoura is a nature-lovers’ paradise, from the mountains to the sea. Encounter whales, dolphins, fur seals and giant albatross. This seaside town is heaven for lovers of seafood!

On the cusp of Christchurch awaits over 60 wineries, set in the rolling green hills and tranquil landscapes of the Waipara Valley. Bask in the beauty of the boutique cellar doors and their expert craft. Relax in the natural thermal pools of Hanmer Springs or if you need more adrenalin, try a bungy jump or find your need for speed with Alpine Jet Thrills jet boat.

The picturesque seaside town and French village of Akaroa is another must visit. Only a short drive away over the stunning Banks Peninsula, it is a charming place with incredible scenery and wildlife. Swim with dolphins or get up close to the largest Australasian Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand.


Head to the famous Christchurch Adventure Park and hit one of the many mountain biking tracks, or take in the epic city views from the longest zipline in New Zealand.

 Hit the surf at Sumner Beach and take it all in with a cold one along the waterfront. Or for stunning 360° views from 500 metres above sea level visit the Gondola where you can gaze across the sparkling cityscape of Christchurch, over the Canterbury Plains to the high peaks of the Southern Alps.