Winter “Must Do” Guide in Christchurch

05 Sep Winter “Must Do” Guide in Christchurch

Winter is here! Don’t spend all your time rugged up at home, the crisp, cool days of winter is the perfect time to get out and explore Christchurch & the Canterbury region.

What’s on during the weekend

Skiing or snowboarding 

When the temperature drops, Canterbury’s peaks become a winter playground – with more ski areas than anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere, click here to see where to go to skiing or snowboarding in Canterbury!

Winter markets 

Why not spend a Saturday or Sunday at one of local markets for some fresh and organize veges and crafts. Find out the  Canterbury Farmers’ Markets & Artisan Producers here 

Central city 

Did you know Christchurch is ranked alongside New York, Barcelona, Berlin and London as one of the street art capitals of the world in a new Lonely Planet Book! Check our these most Instagrammble spots of Christchurch: Watch This Space! Do it for the ‘Gram’ #Christchurch! 

New pockets of awesome in Christchurch

There are spicy noodles 🍜, fried chicken and a beer festival🍺, click here to find out more: New pockets in Christchurch

Upcoming student event

Are you the next master chef? Then don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your home country cuisine at this upcoming event – The International Food Festival 


You can just join us for this mid-year celebration! There will be music, food, fun games and prizes for everyone to win, click here for more information! 

Matariki kapa haka showcase

A FREE showcase of leading Ōtautahi kapa haka groups that are competing at the national kapa haka competition, Te Matatini, next February. Each rōpū/group will perform for 15 to 20 minutes in the Great Hall at the Arts Center (2 Worcester Boulevard) on this Sunday stars at 11am. Don’t miss out! 

Meet the All Blacks

Great news for international students – the All Blacks are coming to the city in 2018 and tickets start from just $5.
It is the first time of the event being held in the South Island, they will not be broadcast on TV, so the only opportunity fans will have to see the All Blacks play in the city this year will be live at AMI Stadium in Addington. All three teams will meet with fans for autographs and photos after the final whistle blows. Get your ticket here: