Ōtautahi Christchurch is a city on the rise, a humming urban centre ready to be discovered.

The time has come to explore a booming hospitality scene, epic street art, and massive green spaces. Think you’ve seen the city before? Think again.

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to pre- and post-festival destinations. Add to your day at Electric Avenue Music Festival by living it up in the central city, the suburbs, and the surrounding regions of this bustling part of the country.

Eat and drink

Ōtautahi Christchurch is well-known for its manaakitanga, its hospitality. Punters flock to the city for its foodie delights, its cocktails and local craft beers, its fusion and classic fare.

From outdoor dining overlooking the river to cosy restaurants and pubs, rustic beer gardens to chic fine dining, this place has you covered. Treat yourself.

Check out some top tips for tasty treats right here.



Sitting at the heart of Te Waipounamu, the South Island, Ōtautahi Christchurch is your basecamp for southern exploration.

In the city are walkable hills, downhill mountain bike trails, waterways and a never-ending coastline.

Be inspired to explore Otautahi Christchurch and beyond right here.



Make the most of your trip and stay the night in the city. Backpackers to five-star hotels, art hotels to eco lodges, there’s bound to be a room and a view for you.

Take a look through some recommended places to stay.