With hundreds of amazing things to do just a few hours drive from Christchurch, a trip to Canterbury is a journey of endless possibilities. So whether you want to relaxexploretaste the produce or seek an adventure…find out what you Can Do in Canterbury!


Christchurch is a garden city on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, set on the Canterbury Plains. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which runs through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.


Area1,426 km²
Weather8°C, Wind NE at 16 km/h, 76% Humidity
Local timeSunday 10:14 AM
Population366,100 (2013) UNdata