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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.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful walk in central Christchurch.Especially the first weeks in October the blossom trees are stunning”
  • 96 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
Park
“Enjoy a pleasant walk through Christchurch's botanical gardens. Visit the hot house, rose gardens and children's playground.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Health & Beauty Service
“places to eat,quirky shops,old fashioned cinema in a beautiful Victorian Mall.Worth a visit 10 min drive out of city centre”
  • 118 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Our treasured museum has had a recent update and is a must see for visitors of all ages! Next door to our Arts Centre. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Zoo
“A cross between a zoo, conservation reserve and farmyard petting zoo Willowbank is a great place for the whole family. You can have a sitdown meal, purchase snacks or on weekends buy icecreams and enjoy pony rides amongst all the sights.”
  • 48 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) ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Playground
“This is a great central city park with a range of activities for the whole family. There are food vendors, coin operated BBQ's a range of seating options (sheltered, on the river bank etc) and clean public toilets.”
  • 39 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
Beach
“Beautiful place with great eatery overlooking the beach and pleasant walk through the town”
  • 49 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
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
Arts & Crafts Store
“The Arts Centre offers Resourceful Skills Workshops to visitors, from $25 per session. Check out their website Rekindle.org.nz ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Museum
“The Air Force Museum of New Zealand holds the national collection of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). The collection is diverse and includes objects covering the early days of New Zealand military aviation through to the present day.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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
Asian Restaurant
“Lunch and Dinner, Southeast Asian. Consistently popular, busy restaurant in peak times. Nice little bar joined. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pub
“Family friendly, craft beer pub. 3 minutes walk from Olive Cottage, designated driver not required. Has a restaurant with excellent food, highly recommended as the best pub food in Christchurch.”
  • 38 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
“New Regent Street built in the 1930s in the Spanish Mission architectural style houses ‘Twenty Seven Steps’, an award-winning European style restaurant.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Live bands, big screen watching for sports, outdoor seating as well as indoor. A great place to catch up with a few friends or enjoy live music when it's scheduled. Good restaurant and also bar snacks.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is a restaurant and bar and has a nice fireplace inside and a great wine selection.”
  • 18 locals recommend

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