Best Things To Do in Canterbury
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Christchurch team
Referred to as the 'Garden City, Christchurch is a city packed full of history, greenery and culture. Visitors can take advantage of the many parks, old buildings, galleries and museums, to make the most of any visit here.
When it comes to Christchurch things to do, The Botanic Gardens tops many visitors' lists. The fascinating Air Force Museum and International Antartic Centre are great family attractions. Get beyond the city and the adventure really begins with the hiking and climbing opportunities in Arthur's Pass National Park and a huge choice of outdoor pursuits in Mount Cook National Park and Lake Tekapo. Head a couple of hours north for whale watching in Kaikoura. For a more relaxed pace, the Canterbury region has a decent selection of golf courses and some lovely wines to sample in the cellar doors of Waipara.