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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.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Great burgers but giant queue in high season - call ahead and collect from the pickup window ;-) ”
  • 78 locals recommend
National Park
“The Abel Tasman National Park: Patons Rock is on the doorstep of the world-renowned Abel Tasman National Park with its stunning scenery and beaches and fantastic walking and kayaking”
  • 98 locals recommend
Park
“The large park in central Christchurch with great paths for walking , cycling and Lime scootering. ”
  • 95 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. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy a pleasant walk through Christchurch's botanical gardens. Visit the hot house, rose gardens and children's playground.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“A unique Christchurch sightseeing experience, enjoy breathtaking views of the Christchurch cityscape, over the Canterbury Plains out to the mighty Southern Alps and the dramatic hills of Banks Peninsula. At the summit, experience the Time Tunnel ride, a dramatic reconstruction of the history of the region.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Health & Beauty Service
“Here there is an excellent boutique shopping mall with outstanding cafe and pub.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Learn about the history of the Canterbury region, the Maori and the early European settlers and their old ways of life”
  • 65 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Skyline Skyrides Gondola gives a 'birds eye' view of Queenstown. At the top there are restaurants, viewing decks and the famous luge (downhill adventure - like a toboggan). In the evening, when the sun sets provides magnificent photo opportunity. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Tennis Court
“Great fun, always busy and costs nothing. Grab a frisbee from the box in the lounge and walk around the gardens whilst throwing a frisbee. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
History Museum
“Super cool exhibits on history of Dunedin, including a cable car that formerly traversed our property!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Café
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“Locals hangout. Original yummy food, great coffee. Vegetarian and vegan options.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Zoo
“See native animals and farm animals. Feed and pat farm animals. Especially great for children.”
  • 45 locals recommend
River
“The only way to experience the Shotover Canyons, see their beauty and feel their power, experience a journey with Shotover Jet, the world’s most exciting jet boat ride. A unique combination of beauty and power, it’s an experience like no other, blending pristine natural landscape with wall to wall canyon action from start to finish!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Set in a little cottage near the Lake Front. In the upper $$ range but beautiful, tasty food and really worth trying if you are looking for somewhere special to dine. ”
  • 43 locals recommend