Christchurch Local Guide & Tips

Written by Christchurch Local Experts! Read articles about and the best things to do and visit in Christchurch during your stay.

The best Mount Cook walks

The best Mount Cook walks

From arduous treks that reveal the mighty outline of cloud-topped Aoraki itself to casual walks through the famous Hooker Valley, this selection of the top Mount Cook walks comes complete with breatht...
Adventure Inspiration
The Best Christchurch Museums

The Best Christchurch Museums

New Zealand's oldest officially established city has plenty of history and culture up its sleeve. Christchurch museums showcase everything from the plight of Arctic adventurers to the mysterious ...
Arts and Culture Family Fun
Stargazing and Giant Telescopes in Lake Tekapo

Stargazing and Giant Telescopes in Lake Tekapo

If you were to arrive at Canterbury's Lake Tekapo at certain times of the year you could be forgiven for thinking you had just stumbled across a movie set. Our guide to the southern hemisphere's ...
Editorial
Ten ways to see Mount Cook

Ten ways to see Mount Cook

Take in the drama of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mount Cook with guide to ten ways to enjoy the national park....
Inspiration
Viewing Blue Sky Country at Lake Tekapo

Viewing Blue Sky Country at Lake Tekapo

Inspirational sights in Mackenzie Country. In the heart of Mackenzie Country, Lake Tekapo is one of the three great lakes set in a rolling sea of tussock.  Like the American Mid-West, it’s...
Inspiration
Christchurch Beaches

Christchurch Beaches

The beaches of Christchurch offer plenty of opportunities to indulge. If you like to feel the sand between your toes, the coastlines of Christchurch and the nearby Banks Peninsula offer plenty of...
Inspiration
Whale Watching in Kaikoura

Whale Watching in Kaikoura

Nature, history and culture in captivating Kaikoura. On the east of the South Island, 180km from it's largest city of Christchurch, lies Kaikoura, the Mecca of New Zealand’s marine life....
Adventure
The Wild Side of Akaroa

The Wild Side of Akaroa

Exploring The Different Ways To Spot Marine Wildlife In The Banks Peninsula region of Canterbury, New Zealand....
Adventure
Hiking In Arthur's Pass

Hiking In Arthur's Pass

A look at some of the best hiking trails to explore in Arthur's Pass National Park in Canterbury, New Zealand....
Adventure
On Board The TranzAlpine Railway

On Board The TranzAlpine Railway

The TranzAlpine Express, regarded as one of the World’s great train journeys, takes you on a breathtaking 223 km ride from Christchurch to Greymouth, the largest town on New Zealand’s west coast....
Inspiration
A Ride On The Christchurch Gondola

A Ride On The Christchurch Gondola

Sweeping Panoramas & Family Fun At The Top of Mount Cavendish. Today, thousands of visitors a year are taking the dramatic journey to the top of Mount Cavendish on the Christchurch Gondola....
Family Fun
A guide to the Christchurch Tram

A guide to the Christchurch Tram

The return of the Christchurch Tram has been accompanied by a whole host of all-new improvements to the historic attraction, which now offers visitors an immersive and enthralling journey back in time...
Arts and Culture