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Discover the best places to eat, drink, shop, and explore among the sweeping golden hills, frothing beaches, and vibrant downtown of Christchurch.

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Christchurch City Itinerary

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The best things to see, eat, and do in Christchurch

Best Off-The-Beaten-Path Honeymoon Destinations In New Zealand

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Akaroa

Kick-start your marriage with five-star memories.

Fill Your Cup At 8 Of The Best Wellness Retreats In New Zealand

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Akaroa

Banish busyness in favour of an escape that will nourish your mind, body and soul.

Get the Glow with Christchurch's Best Facials

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Christchurch & Canterbury

There’s no better time than the present to get your glow on with a facial from one of Christchurch's best facialists. With specialists in all corners of the city, a facial is the perfect way to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. Catering to all skin-types, and genders alike, your next pamper session is sure to leave you feeling lit from within, while giving your skin the tender love and care that it needs.

Best on Bread: 8 Carby Delights to Eat Your Way Across Christchurch

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Not all sandwiches were made equal so we've rounded up some of our favourite spots to grab a sammy in Christchurch.

CHC Institutions We Love

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Still going strong after 10 plus years, and there's a whole multitude of reasons why.

Shop Feel-Good Fits With 11 Sustainable NZ Clothing Brands

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Auckland

This is feel-good clothing in more than one way.

Christchurch’s Art Galleries and Where To Grab a Drink Afterwards

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Christchurch & Canterbury

From heritage spaces to dealer galleries, here are the best places to get your dose of art culture in Christchurch, and where to grab a drink afterwards.

8 Kid-friendly Spots in Christchurch for Your next Family Day Out

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Head to any of these Christchurch locations for parent and kid friendly experiences sure to delight on all levels.

Get your Pocket Guide for Christchurch & Canterbury

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Sweeping golden hills, stunning beaches, and snow-capped mountains a short drive away make Christchurch the hub of an outdoor-loving population.

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Midnight Shanghai

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Midnight Shanghai offers Christchurch elevated, modern Chinese fare with karaoke, handcrafted cocktails and a menu designed for sharing.

Austin Club

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury

If you like your bars secret, check out Austin Club tucked in a basement, down an alleyway. Oh, and you'll need the password, too.

Pink Lady

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury

At the corner of Manchester Street and High you’ll find Muse Art Hotel, while at the top of the hotel, you’ll find Pink Lady.

Moon Under Water

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Moon Under Water features all the best aspects of a classic pub that's up with the times when it comes to great brews, food and service.

The Laboratory

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Offering an excellent range of craft beer, wood fired pizzas and tapas-style plates that are designed to be shared, this pub is a Lincoln local’s favourite.

Blue Smoke

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury

A live music venue and craft beer bar, Blue Smoke hosts weekly gigs, bringing their love of live shows to the Tannery.

The Craft Embassy

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Great beer, great food, great views. Craft Embassy is the whole package and more.

Boo Radley's Food and Liquor

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Inventive in its approach to dining, Boo Radley’s draws from the savant of comfort food: Southern American cuisine.

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Gatherings

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Food is best enjoyed together, and when you’re tucked into the 25 seat restaurant that is Gatherings, you’ll remember why.

Smokey T's

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Expect the softest, juiciest slow cooked meat you’ve ever tasted at Smokey T's.

Chillingworth Road

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Dinnertime is the hero of this Redwood destination, where degustation dining centres around classic cuisine, done well.

Dux Dine

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Dux Dine is one of those rare gems where anyone and everyone has a place at the table, all in a cosy, home-like atmosphere.