Ōtautahi Christchurch and Canterbury

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Ōtautahi Christchurch and Canterbury offer adventure and incredible scenery.

The Canterbury region, which includes the city of Ōtautahi Christchurch, covers a large swath of the central South Island, from the Pacific Coast to the Southern Alps. It is renowned for its natural beauty and genuine hospitality.

Places to visit

Visit Canterbury and you’ll never get bored of the scenery. Here you’ll find the country’s largest expanse of plains, and some of its most rugged mountains. Along with spectacular volcanic, geothermal, coastal, and agricultural regions. 

Things to do

Ōtautahi Christchurch and Canterbury are a mecca for outdoor attractions. The region’s diverse geography is ideal for sightseeing, mountaineering, snow sports, water sports, cycling, hiking, and everything in between. As for culture, the region has plenty of that, too. Ōtautahi Christchurch is a hub for arts, culture, and heritage, but you’ll find pockets of these throughout the Canterbury region – particularly for Māori culture and heritage.

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