Guide12 Hours Christchurch

Christchurch is well and truly on the way to recovery from its shaky past, with the regeneration of the city seeing so many quirky cafes, world-class bars and interesting retail popping up it’s hard to keep track of it all.

The best things to see, eat and do.

A city that at first glance can conceal its best sides, Christchurch is filled with exciting spots when you know where to look. From its quirky harbour town, to the newly developed city centre and the gorgeous beaches, the Garden City has more to offer than you may think. Let our guide help you discover some of the neatest spots around town.


There’s far too much to do than there are hours in the day to truly explore this beautiful city, so best wake with the birdsong. And what better way to get to know a city than by beginning your day along with the locals at the break of dawn?


By now you’ve surely worked up an appetite, so keep those legs moving and make your way towards a lunch spot like no other.


After some tasty kai and a proper refuel, it’s time to hit the road again and continue exploring the city.


As the sun dips behind the Southern Alps, another chapter of Christchurch life unfolds. Despite that early morning wake-up, it’s best to carry on to discover the city in the moonlight.