Discover Christchurch

Embark on a captivating journey to Christchurch, the ‘Garden City’ on New Zealand’s South Island, where tradition meets innovation and natural beauty intertwines with urban charm. Explore the vibrant arts scene, iconic Botanic Gardens, and adrenaline-pumping adventure activities in the picturesque Canterbury region. Christchurch serves as a gateway to breathtaking landscapes, from serene beaches to the majestic Southern Alps. Experience warm hospitality, culinary delights, and the resilience that defines this postcard-perfect city. Whether seeking adventure, relaxation, or both, Christchurch invites you to an unforgettable Kiwi adventure.


Punting on the Avon River

Enhance your DFTB24 Conference experience with a unique activity—punting on the Avon River. Conveniently located near the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, this refreshing break fosters networking in a relaxed atmosphere. Whether forging connections, learning about Christchurch’s history, or enjoying tranquillity, punting adds a distinctive dimension to your Conference experience that is sure to leave delegates with a memorable perspective of the city.

Riverside Markets

Explore the vibrant Riverside Markets in Christchurch—a must-visit for locals and tourists alike. Along the Avon River, this bustling hub offers a sensory feast of fresh produce, crafts, and global cuisine. Stroll through stalls, engage with local vendors, and savour diverse culinary delights. It’s a cultural journey, reflecting Christchurch’s eclectic spirit.

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Experience tranquillity at Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens—an iconic, lush oasis in the heart of the city. Spanning 30 hectares, it showcases a diverse collection of global flora, offering a peaceful retreat. Meander through themed gardens, marvel at seasonal displays, and unwind by water features. The gardens are a living canvas of horticultural artistry, embodying Christchurch’s environmental commitment. Whether you’re a botany enthusiast, a family, or a solo traveller, the Botanic Gardens provide a captivating blend of natural wonder and cultural richness.


Mt Hutt - Ski Field

Elevate your winter adventure at Mt Hutt Ski Fields in Christchurch, New Zealand. Renowned as a premier ski destination in the Southern Hemisphere, Mt Hutt offers a thrilling alpine experience for all skill levels. Carve through powdery slopes with stunning Southern Alps vistas. Catering to beginners and seasoned enthusiasts, the ski fields promise an immersive, unforgettable alpine adventure with state-of-the-art facilities. It’s a must-visit for those seeking the thrill of the snow in the heart of Christchurch.

Hanmer Springs

Enhance your Conference experience with a retreat to Hanmer Springs, just an hour from Christchurch. This day-long excursion offers a tranquil escape amidst stunning alpine landscapes. Start at the renowned Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa for a therapeutic soak. Explore the charming alpine village with boutique shops and eateries. For the adventurous, surrounding hills offer hiking trails and bike tracks. Hanmer Springs provides an ideal blend of relaxation and adventure, allowing delegates to unwind against the backdrop of Canterbury’s natural beauty.

Akaroa – Banks Peninsula

Conclude your visit to Christchurch with a trip to Akaroa, a French-inspired town just over an hour away from Christchurch City. This perfect full-day retreat blends Kiwi hospitality with French allure. Explore charming streets with French-style architecture, savour local cuisine, and immerse yourself in cultural heritage. Beyond the streets, Akaroa offers stunning coastal views for a scenic drive. Take a harbor cruise, stroll along the waterfront, or unwind in this coastal haven. Akaroa promises a delightful fusion of French sophistication and New Zealand’s beauty, making it an ideal full-day escape for a touch of European elegance.

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