Christchurch & Canterbury

Christchurch & Canterbury

Christchurch & Canterbury

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


Officially the oldest established city in New Zealand, this Canterbury city has suffered its fair share of hard times over the years. The February 2011 earthquake struck Christchurch a massive blow, but thanks to a loyal population of hardworking people, the city is starting to find its feet again. Home to a mix of pre-earthquake favourites and an exciting mix of emerging eateries, bars and shopping spots, Christchurch has as much of a buzz as its big city counterparts and a hospitality scene that is well and truly world class.

One of only four cities in the world to have been planned around the layout of the city square, it’s more than easy to get from A to B in the centre of the Garden City, and with a working plan to accommodate more cyclists and pedestrians, Christchurch is well on its way to becoming an enticing destination for tourists and a much-loved home for locals.

Hosting a bustling summer season of events, mainly based out of inner city Hagley Park, Christchurch has plenty of creative talent to showcase when it comes to adventure, performance, art and music. Match that with an innovative start up culture and urban business scene, and Christchurch is definitely a city to watch.

A photo of Taylor's Mistake.