One of the wonderful things to come across when visiting another country or another city, is the beautiful places you can experience for free. New Zealand is lucky to have many locations like this around the country, often administered and maintained by our Department of Conservation (DoC) or by local councils. In Christchurch, you can … Continue reading "Explore Nature in Christchurch for Free"
The summer months are the perfect time to visit and explore Christchurch, and as the central city fills up with more and more new places to eat, drink, shop, relax and be entertained, it is certainly worth a visit. Riverside Market, Avon River, Cashel Mall Perhaps the most significant (and long awaited) addition to the … Continue reading "What’s New in Christchurch City?"
Now that we are clear of Show Week, it’s time to turn our thoughts to the Christmas season – which is approaching rapidly! In Christchurch that means the annual favourites like the Christmas in the Park concert, the Santa Parade through town, and Christmas Eve with Carols by Candelight. One of the wonderful things about … Continue reading "Christmas Events in Christchurch 2019"
As we rocket towards Summer and the holiday season, events and activities are rapidly increasing in number around Christchurch. We’ve included some ‘don’t miss’ events in this blog. SCAPE, Central Christchurch, 5 October – 20 November 2019 If you arrive in the city in the next few weeks, you will notice new public art works … Continue reading "What’s happening in Christchurch, November 2019"
Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year in Christchurch, from the avenue of cherry blossoms around Hagley Park, to the wonderful Botanic Garden flower beds and many other gardens open to the public around the city and nearby. Check out some of the most popular gardens to visit when you are staying … Continue reading "Spring Gardens in Christchurch"
Right now the weather in Christchurch is still wintery but Spring is only a few weeks away. So we’ve listed below some of the events coming up – if anything takes your fancy and you live outside the city, jump into our accommodation section and book yourself in to really make a weekend of it. … Continue reading "Spring Events in Christchurch 2019"
The Christchurch Arts Festival is another great reason to visit the Garden City, running from July 26 – August 4. This event happens every second year, and this year gets to take advantage of the increased number of venues around the city as locations like our beautiful Christchurch Town Hall have re-opened. Experience art, music, … Continue reading "Christchurch Arts Festival 2019"
The July school holiday are nearly here and even though its the middle of winter, there are plenty of great things for the family to do around the city. Kidsfest is a Christchurch institution, with a series of free and paid events all over the city being held each year. Some of the highlights are … Continue reading "Enjoying the July School Holidays in Christchurch"
We are heading into the winter months, so what is there to do in Christchurch with your family (or without) when the days are shorter and the weather cooler? Turns out, the answer is plenty! Movies Whether you are a local or visiting the city, movies are always a classic for cooler (or wetter days) … Continue reading "Wonderful Indoor Winter Activities in Christchurch"
As the weather is starting to cool down and a few more rainy days appear on the radar, its time to look ahead at what’s happening in the Garden City over the next few months. While the recent tragedy has had a serious impact on locals and visitors alike, the Christchurch community is still finding … Continue reading "Autumn and Winter 2019 Events in Christchurch"