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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Christchurch 22

Waipara Valley 6

Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula 6

Timaru 5

Lyttelton 4

Hanmer Springs 2

Arthur's Pass National Park 1

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Aigantighe Art Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

Pronounced "egg and tie", (Scottish Gaelic for "at home"), this is one of the largest, most intriguing public art museums in the South...

Landing Service Building

  • Building/Architectural Site

Once a harborside office, the Landing Service Building is now set back from the port because of the foreshore's land reclamation. The...

Pleasant Point

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

A 20-minute drive northwest from Timaru is Pleasant Point, an area known for its role in aviation history. Some months before the Wright...

South Canterbury Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Anything to do with South Canterbury's past gets covered here, from fossils to fashions, Māori artifacts to 19th-century shipwrecks,...

Te Ana – Ngai Tahu Rock Art Centre

  • Museum/Gallery

This interpretative walk-through experience explains the significant Maori limestone rock art found in the Timaru region. Over 80% of...

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