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Christchurch/Canterbury Where to find us

Where to Find Us

Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city and the gateway to the magnificent South Island, with Christchurch International Airport located just 10 kilometres or 15 minutes’ drive to the city centre. International and domestic flights are regular, easily connecting visitors to Asia-Pacific and beyond. Travel around the Canterbury region is easy with numerous transport options available.

Christchurch/Canterbury Scenic heighlights

Scenic Highlights

The vibrant new city of Christchurch shows off an interesting mix of stunning restored heritage venues and stylish new architecture, set alongside the picturesque Ōtākaro Avon River and beautiful green spaces. Incredible regional destinations, all easily accessible from the city, showcase a myriad of experiences; lush vineyards, world-class wildlife, high country and coastal playgrounds, nature, relaxation and high adventure. Stunning in any season, Canterbury has endless opportunities for business events, incentives, partner programmes and more.

Christchurch/Canterbury Confrence venues & facilities

Plan Your Business Event:

The ChristchurchNZ Convention Bureau is geared up to ensure your next business event here is a success. The team are experts on the city and region – we know who to connect you with to help achieve your outcomes. We can develop proposals, host site visits, put together draft incentive itineraries and partner programmes, and provide you with destination information to help attract delegates to your conference or event, all free of charge. We also bid for international and Australasian conferences. Please get in touch to see how we can assist you.

Christchurch/Canterbury Accommodation


Christchurch and the Canterbury region have a wide range of accommodation choices to suit any budget. There are over 5000 accommodation rooms in central Christchurch with several new hotels opening in the next two years. Throughout the region choose from boutique lodges, B&B’s, hotels and motels, set amongst stunning scenery.

Christchurch/Canterbury Unforgettable experiences

Unforgettable Experiences

Christchurch and the Canterbury region have plenty to offer those planning business events, including new hotels in the city and unique venues. Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre opens in 2021 and will cater for up to 2000 delegates with a main auditorium seating 1,400, a 3,300 sqm exhibition hall, 1,000 seat banquet room, and 24 meeting rooms. The Christchurch Town Hall is one of New Zealand’s premier performance venues and offers a stunning backdrop and versatile option for many styles of business events. The city and wider region can cater for a broad range of events including large conferences and events, executive retreats, team building, incentives, partner programmes and more. 

Why Christchurch/Canterbury?

  • Christchurch is easily accessible with New Zealand’s second largest airport making it easy for delegates to get here. The airport is located just a short drive from the CBD.
  • A flat, compact CBD where all conference venues, accommodation and city highlights are in close proximity. Delegates will truly feel a part of the city whilst here.
  • New conference venues and hotels ensure a first-class delegate experience and excellent capability for in-person, hybrid and digital events.
  • Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre – New Zealand’s first world-class purpose-built convention centre, setting the standard in all aspects of venue experience.
  • The ability to tap into a deep knowledge pool of sector experts across a range of fields, and a city focused on future strength sectors where Christchurch has current competitive advantage or future growth potential.
  • An abundance of incredible experiences – from adrenaline to relaxation and everything in between, there is something for every type of business event, in every season.