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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
“Hosting local and international art exhibitions, the building is worth a wander about. The Gallery shop contains an eclectic selection of giftware.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Park
“Founded in 1863, a must to visit for the spectacular flower & tree displays.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Park
“The main park in Christchurch. We are just 10mins walk away! Check out the park for lots of walking options, yearly activities and events, botanic gardens and access to the CBD. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Health & Beauty Service
“stunning clothing, homewares, books and art stores as well as theatre and brewery bar. ”
  • 120 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Great museum, check out house made of Paua, lived in by British couple, recreated onsite! colorful shell folk”
  • 70 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. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Zoo
“Willowbank is a local zoo/petting zoo. Its not the cheapest place to go (If you are around for longer its definitely worth to buy a year pass) but an awesome experience. You can feed and pet lots of animals and even see a Kiwi bird in real life! If you are lucky you may also be around for a Haka dance (Native Maori fighting dance) which locals present there occasionally.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Food Court
“Fantastic collection of eateries in one place. Can be really busy around dinner time, but worth a visit.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Playground
“A playground for all ages and it’s an open space so the adults can enjoy it too! It’s free and lots of fun! ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“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.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Café
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“C1 is more than a cafe, it truly is an amazing experience. I have taken people here and years later they still talk about it. An iconic Christchurch cafe in the old High Street Post Office. Utilising the pneumatic tubes, get your food delivered to your table through the pneumatic tubes. The coffee and food is great here, it is always busy so be prepared to wait a short while for a table. c1espresso.co.nz ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“good place for shopping, Supermarket (Pack'nSave & K-Mart) open until late , only 5 mins walking distance. ”
  • 16 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
Park
“There's beautiful, different kind of flowers, huge trees. You can always go on a tree swing if you're lucky to find it :) Best date spot ever. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful place with great eatery overlooking the beach and pleasant walk through the town”
  • 49 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Lunch and Dinner, Southeast Asian. Consistently popular, busy restaurant in peak times. Nice little bar joined. ”
  • 35 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Asian Restaurant
“Lunch and Dinner, Southeast Asian. Consistently popular, busy restaurant in peak times. Nice little bar joined. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“They have the  most amazing soft tacos. The staff are  friendly and the food is simple yet  packed full of flavour. 20 minutes away in  the CBD.  ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Pub
“Gastro Pub with a cafe - Little Poms with the best eggs benedict in Christchurch”
  • 41 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“I love the vibe in this bustling restaurant plus the great food . If the weather is cooperative there are tables outside beside the stream.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful Thai food. Highly recommend, there is a bar attached to the restaurant also and you can have tasting/sharing platters there also. Book the restaurant online. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is one of the top restaurants in Christchurch - bookings are highly recommended. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Lots of funky artifacts on walls and ceiling, lots of recycled furniture used for guests, large range of special beers , nice relaxing music in background.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“You feel immediately calm when you walk into this place. Wonderful food and wonderful service.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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