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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Gallery
“Home to one of New Zealand's most important public art collections. The gallery houses a collection from classics to modern art, and regularly showcases works from New Zealand and internationally based artists.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Park
“The large park in central Christchurch with great paths for walking , cycling and Lime scootering. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy a pleasant walk through Christchurch's botanical gardens. Visit the hot house, rose gardens and children's playground.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“A unique Christchurch sightseeing experience, enjoy breathtaking views of the Christchurch cityscape, over the Canterbury Plains out to the mighty Southern Alps and the dramatic hills of Banks Peninsula. At the summit, experience the Time Tunnel ride, a dramatic reconstruction of the history of the region.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Health & Beauty Service
“Here there is an excellent boutique shopping mall with outstanding cafe and pub.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Learn about the history of the Canterbury region, the Maori and the early European settlers and their old ways of life”
  • 65 locals recommend
Zoo
“See native animals and farm animals. Feed and pat farm animals. Especially great for children.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Playground
“A truly fun playground even for adults set along side the Avon river and a few minutes walk from the city centre.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Food Court
“A great eatery with a fantastic vibe set out in a street food market layout but inside. Lots of different cuisines to choose from. Must trys are Bacon Bros (amazing burgers) and 8 Grains (dumplings galore) ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The heart of Riccarton commerce, Westfield Mall is a hubbub of activity. A great place to shop, meet with friends, go grocery shopping, go to the movies, or grab a fast meal. Very busy with foot traffic.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Beach
“Our local beach really is stunning and only approximately 3.5kms away so a short drive or a nice walk. Not only is it a beautiful beach but there are great spots for eating, drinking or just people watching.”
  • 47 locals recommend
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.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
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“Fabulous virant cafe in the heart of the city. great food, quirky atmosphere, excellent coffee!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“good place for shopping, Supermarket (Pack'nSave & K-Mart) open until late , only 5 mins walking distance. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Route
“This once a beautiful Church building was badly damaged by the 2011 February quake. ”
  • 29 locals recommend