Guide12 Hours Christchurch

Whether you're treating yourself, exploring the rebuilding city, or simply after a fresh take on home base, Christchurch is forever full of surprises. The Garden City is home to top of the line retail, quality eating and drinking establishments, and plenty of activities to nourish body and soul.

The best things to see, eat and do.

In this 12hr Guide we stroll around West End and the Central City, enjoying a bit of nature, some wining and dining, and some self care experiences. With a free day up your sleeve, you'll find plenty to love.


Christchurch often treats visitors to crisp, clear mornings but regardless of the weather beginning the day in the heart of the city is a must. You’ll find the green centre of the city, Hagley Park, has much to offer both within and around its lush borders.


By now you’ve surely worked up an appetite, so keep those legs moving and make your way towards some choice lunch spots nearby.


In Christchurch you’ll find heaps of storefronts, each marked by their own personality and flare, that offer artisan wares, uncommon goods and luxurious services. Treat yourself at any of these noteworthy spots.


Tie one (or a few) on to celebrate a day well spent in Ōtautahi. These three locals offer distinctive venues and cocktail lists that are all entirely their own while still managing to cater to a wide array of libation preferences.

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