Top Reasons to Go to Christchurch and Canterbury

The Arts: Christchurch’s galleries, museums, and cultural activities have reinvented themselves; thought-provoking art projects are dotted around the city. Expect the unexpected.

The Great Outdoors: You don’t have to go far to be among mountains, forests, rivers, and beaches. There are an abundance of places to hike, trek, cycle, mountain-bike, boat, and ski; and it’s easy to hire any gear you need.

Parks and Gardens: The Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park are Christchurch's green living rooms. In spring and summer, numerous public and private gardens are open for viewing.

Superb Skiing: Christchurch has 12 ski areas all within a few hours' drive. The season usually runs from June until early October.

Fantastic Festivals: Festivals celebrate the arts, music, seasons, heritage, wine, and food.

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