Christchurch and Canterbury Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Christchurch and Canterbury - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Akaroa Historic Area Walk

  • Trail/Path

Amble along the narrow streets past old-fashioned little cottages and historic buildings that reflect the area's multicultural background.

Akaroa Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The focus of historic interest is the Akaroa Museum, which has a display of Māori pounamu (greenstone) as well as alternating exhibits...

Little River Cafe & Store

  • Restaurant–Sight

What a buzz this place is—walk in and inhale deeply. It's a busy spot in mid-summer but otherwise is well worth the stop. The food...

Okains Bay

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

The contrast of the rim of the old volcanic cone and the coves below is striking—and when you drop into one of the coves, you'll probably...

Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum

  • Beach–Sight

This collection of buildings contains 20,000 Māori and 19th-century colonial artifacts, including waka (canoes) used in Waitangi Day...

State Highway 75

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

State Highway 75 leads from Christchurch out onto the peninsula, curving along the southern portion past Lake Ellesmere. There are interesting...

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