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The Bealey Ale and Steak House

Named after one of Canterbury's founding forefathers, we'd like to think that in the 21st Century, Bealey's is a pioneer in hospitality. Located centrally on Bealey Avenue it is within easy reach of Christchurch Airport, and Christchurch’s top nightlife spots without losing the local charm of a suburban bar. Averaging the highest sales of Speight’s Prize Ales in the country, they have carved a reputable name for themselves in the hospitality scene in Christchurch.

4min walk away

Hagley Park and Gardens - 5min Drive

Named after one of Canterbury's founding forefathers, we'd like to think that in the 21st Century, Bealey's is a pioneer in hospitality. Located centrally on Bealey Avenue it is within easy reach of Christchurch Airport, and Christchurch’s top nightlife spots without losing the local charm of a suburban bar. Averaging the highest sales of Speight’s Prize Ales in the country, they have carved a reputable name for themselves in the hospitality scene in Christchurch.

5min drive away

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Quake City Museum

Quake City charts the aftermaths of the 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes and the extraordinary response of the emergency services, international rescue teams, the thousands of volunteers who pitched in to help – construction workers, the Student Volunteer Army, the Farmy Army – and the incredible resilience of Canterbury’s communities.

5min drive away

Antigua Boat Sheds

The Antigua Boat Sheds have been a part of Christchurch’s history for over 130 years, and are classified as a Category 1 Historic Building. Conveniently located on the banks of the Avon River in the heart of the city and within 5 minutes’ walk of the Botanic Gardens, they are home to a traditional and iconic Christchurch pastime that retains all the trappings of Edwardian England, as well as to an excellent café and catering service. Watch our short movie below to get a feel for the Antigua Boat Sheds experience.

7min drive away

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Punting on the Avon

An iconic Christchurch activity not to be missed. Admire the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens or the changing face of the city centre as you are expertly guided gently along the Avon River from one of our two sites on our Edwardian-style Punting tours.

Choose from the Antigua Boat Sheds departure point to glide through the tranquil Botanic Gardens, or the Worcester Bridge departure point to view the inner city’s revitalised Avon River Precinct.

7min drive away

185 Empty Chairs

The concept of The Empty Chair depicting the loss of someone has been used repeatedly across time and cultures. The installation consists of 185 white chairs, each one different, representing the individuality of those who died as a result of the Christchurch earthquake on 22nd February 2011.

5min drive away

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens are a place of ever-changing beauty. Showcasing flora and fauna of New Zealand and other parts of the world, the Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and local plants in New Zealand. With more than 1.1 Million visitors each year the Botanic Gardens are one of the Christchurch's most popular and well-loved attractions.

7min drive away

Canterbury Museum

Learn about the natural history of Canterbury, the people who have made their homes here and our connection to Antarctica.
The Māori galleries display treasures and tools from our region’s first people. The Christchurch Street and Victorian Museum recreate the nineteenth-century city. At the world-famous kiwiana icon, Fred & Myrtle’s Pāua Shell House see more than 1,000 pāua shells, the most you’ll find in any one place. Learn about the heroic explorers of the icy continent and see objects from the Museum’s internationally significant Antarctic collection.

6min drive away

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