Ōtautahi Christchurch

The Garden City

Christchurch is known as The Garden City for its beautiful parks, open spaces and tree-lined avenues. The city features eye-catching street art alongside innovative new designs like the pop-up Cardboard Cathedral, and a vibrant hospitality scene. During GP22 be sure to take time to explore Christchurch. Popular attractions in and around the city include the International Antarctic Centre and punting on the Avon River. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the biking tracks, while nature lovers won’t want to miss the chance to swim with Hector's dolphins in Akaroa.

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Riverside Market

In the heart of the CBD, overlooking the Avon River take a visit to Riverside Market, a seven-day indoor farmers' market selling local produce, meat, seafood, baked goods, coffee and more. Alongside the market is Riverside Lanes, a destination boutique shopping experience with an abundance of dining options!

Wine & Dine

From relaxed cafés to cosy cocktail bars and fine dining - Christchurch is a haven for foodie lovers! Local favourites include: C1 espresso | OGB | Little Poms | Hello Sunday | Little High | 5th Street | Inati | King of Snake | Amazonita

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Christchurch Art Gallery

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū is a catalyst for ambitious creativity in Ōtautahi Christchurch, collaborating with artists, and extending the Gallery’s influence beyond its walls. Check out their current events and exhibitions here.

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Canterbury Museum

Visit Canterbury Museum and explore New Zealand's rich cultural and natural heritage. Learn about the past, present and future of Canterbury. There's always lots to see and do at the Museum - you can check out current exhibitions here.

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The Arts Centre

The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora is a hub for diverse creative expression in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch. The beautiful heritage buildings are home to local artists, boutique stores and eateries. Every Sunday, the weekly Arts Centre Market is on from 10am to 3pm which features artisan-made goods and local treasures.

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

From the spring drifts of daffodils, spectacular summer roses, stunning autumn leaf displays and cosy conservatories to explore, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens are located in Hagley Park - a short stroll from the city centre. Admire the beautiful Botanic Gardens by punting along the Avon River which flows through the tranquil gardens.

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Hot pools by the sea

Only 15 minutes from Christchurch city, you can enjoy stunning ocean views while soaking in the luxurious hot pools of He Puna Taimoana. In addition to their five hot pools, you can also relax and recover in the plunge pool, steam room and experience beachside views from their sauna. Book your experience here.

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Tee time

From professional golf courses to golf simulators - you'll find a golf course around every corner in Christchurch. With its glistening lakes and magnificent 18-hole course, walk in the footsteps of Jimmy Walker and Lydia Ko at Clearwater Golf Club. Or play a round of golf at Canterbury's oldest golf course - Hagley Golf Club. You can also experience the best international golf courses from around the world without leaving Christchurch at X Golf Avonhead - a golf simulator brand that prides itself on accuracy, experience and realism!

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Advocates for the Antarctic

Located next to Christchurch International Airport, the International Antarctic Centre has a range of experiences guaranteed to entertain all ages! Experience an Antarctic storm, take an all-terrain vehicle tour on a Hägglund, get up close and personal with penguins and huskies, and learn about the first expeditions, modern-day life on Scott Base and the future of humanity on the ice.

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