In the heart of the CBD, overlooking the Avon River we proudly bring you Riverside Market, a 7-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 major fashion brands confirmed and even more dining options to add to those at the market.Find out more
THE BNZ CENTRE
Set in the heart of Christchurch’s CBD, the numerous laneways and courtyards are brimming full with delicious food, designer brands and convenient services. While on our upper levels you’ll find a host of corporate offices.Find out more
THE PORT HILLS
The Port Hills are one of the best loved landscapes of Christchurch and their soft signature skyline provides the scenic backdrop for the city. People enjoy the Port Hills in many different ways, from scenic drives to picnic lookouts. Walking, running, mountain biking and road biking are all very popular.
Botanists explore the crater rim forests, rock climbers dangle down the sheer volcanic bluffs, and paragliders soar high over the tussock slopes. Public and private reserves on the Port Hills run in almost a continuous line from Godley Head to Coopers Knob.Find out more
Kite-flying, dog-walking, swimming, or snoozing in the sunshine, Christchurch’s Sumner Beach offers everything you need for a summer’s day out.
Officially the first beach of the Banks Peninsula, Sumner Beach is a 400-metre stretch of clean white sand just 20 minutes from Christchurch City that’s ideal for summer beaching.
Kids will love exploring Cave Rock, a rugged chunk of lava, known as Tuawera to Māori, which bisects the beach and makes a great spot for practising rock climbing or having non-scary cave adventures.Find out more
Te Onepoto / Taylors Mistake is a locality in New Zealand's South Island, at the southeastern extremity of the city of Christchurch Taylors Mistake is a bay adjacent to the locality, on the north side of Godley Head, on the northern edge of Banks Peninsula.
The beach is popular with swimmers and surfers, and a livecam operated by some of the bach-holders allows conditions to be checked in advance. The Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club was established at the beach, by bach-holders and others, in 1916Find out more
Discover the lively town of Lyttelton. From quirky cafes, eclectic shops, the must visit Saturday farmers market to historical gems at every turn. Lyttelton and the surrounding bays are definitely worth taking the time to explore. Here's some top picks for a great day out!Find out more
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Mt Hutt has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort five years running at the World Ski Awards. A true alpine experience, with wide open terrain with leg burning runs, monster snowfalls, and spectacular views. You’ve not skied in New Zealand until you’ve skied the Hutt!
Not skiing? Sweet as, take a trip on the Summit Six Chairlift at Mt Hutt Ski Field for stunning views over the Canterbury Plains. Looking for a little more fun on the snow, we’ve got you covered too with Yooner and Toboggan hire available.Find out more
Arts & Culture
To saturate yourself in art and culture, get your walking shoes on and stroll around Christchurch's four main avenues, where you'll find about 80 arts venues and cultural points of interest.Find out more
Welcome to Canterbury Museum. Visit 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.
Entry to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated.Find out more