Guides

Whether you're here for a flying visit or planning on setting up camp for a while, we’ve put all the neat spots you need to see New Zealand in one easy place so you can spend less time wandering the streets and more time eating, drinking, shopping, and exploring at the neatest in town.

Guides

A Road Trip Guide to Akaroa

Looking out towards the water.

Akaroa is simply picture-postcard. The harbour town is perched on one of the dozens of inlets on Banks Peninsula. Found just an hour and twenty minutes drive from Christchurch, Akaroa has fast become a popular and charming location to visit in the region. As Aotearoa’s only French settlement, the town exudes a certain je ne sai quois with colourful history, great food, quaint accommodation, and stunning scenery. No surprise really that the rare Hector dolphin decided to call this place home too.

Your Christchurch Foodie Guide - Home Edition

Inside Frances Nation Grocer by Naomi Haussmann.

Whether you’re looking to treat your friends to a bountiful dinner party or yourself to something sweet, Christchurch can fill all your foodie desires. With incredible farmland surrounding the city and local makers, bakers, and tasters, there’s plenty to find around here. While there’s a good night out to be had in Christchurch, we’re quite fond of filling our pantries and hampers with local goodies, enjoying some delicious food at home.