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Best things to do in Canterbury

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, commonly known as the Christchurch Art Gallery, is the public art gallery of the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. It has its own substantial art collection and also presents a programme of New Zealand and international exhibitions”
79local recommendations
Park
“The large park in central Christchurch with great paths for walking , cycling and Lime scootering. ”
94local recommendations
Park
“Enjoy a pleasant walk through Christchurch's botanical gardens. Visit the hot house, rose gardens and children's playground.”
58local recommendations
Health & Beauty Service
“Here there is an excellent boutique shopping mall with outstanding cafe and pub.”
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Bus Stop
“2. Visit The Canterbury Museum Boasting a fine collection of artefacts that span New Zealand’s natural and cultural history, Canterbury Museum is a great spot to visit if you’re wanting to learn more about the region’s heritage and the people and events that have helped to shape it over time. Featuring a wide selection of permanent exhibitions focusing on subjects as broad as Antarctic exploration, Asian arts, geology, and early European settlement, as well as an ever changing lineup of special exhibitions. ”
59local recommendations
Light Rail Station
“This fantastic activity is 2 minutes away. You can choose to walk up and take the Gondola down or the other way around. There is a cafe/restaurant up the top where you can find some good food. It also over looks the stunning Banks Penninsula.”
55local recommendations
Bus Stop
“A great museum to visit with cool exhibits and a neat kids area. Free entry!”
62local recommendations
Zoo
“See native animals and farm animals. Feed and pat farm animals. Especially great for children.”
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Food Court
“This is the best ever food court. Cuisine from all over the world in one place. You can order a different meal for everyone in the group. There is pizza, burgers, sushi, steak, Mexican, Japanese. Many outstanding food vendors in one location.”
48local recommendations
Playground
“No matter your age you can experience  the joy of playing on this playground”
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Café
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“Salad and breakfast layered in jars White lamingtons with berry couli syringes Sliders served direct to yoru table through pneumatic delivery tubes, sliding bookcases, manga wall art, soda water from a singer treadle sewing machine, match box teas, audio harry potter books in the lavatories, eco basins... Too many idiosyncrasies to mention! They set out to be different - mission accomplished ”
31local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“Larger Mall Anchored by shopping giant K-Mart More child friendly downstairs, Smiggle, lolly shop, the usual suspects in the food court etc A little more upmarket upstairs including a quieter food court, more designer clothing and home wares. Hoyts also have a Cinema located here ”
48local recommendations
Point of Interest
“Has beautiful blue/green waters that flow out of the Hokitika Gorge, 30min drive in and out from Hokitika, the walk is easy 15min to swing bridge though our dense podocarp forest to take photos, large carpark with toilets.”
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Casino
“New Zealand's first casino, there's No Better Place To Be! Christchurch Casino is an R20 all-inclusive entertainment venue with great value dining, exciting ways to play, live entertainment, awesome events, promotions, and giveaways.”
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Hot Spring
“Enjoy a relaxing time at he hit pools. You can book massages or beauty treatments and the kids love the hydro slides. ”
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Beach
“Nice drive to Sumner Village, cafes and a few shops and a beach front promenade to walk along. Lovely views out to sea, you can learn to surf here!”
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