Base yourself at Mt Somers in Canterbury and enter New Zealand’s dramatic backcountry, an outdoor recreational paradise - tramping & hiking, horse treks, mountain biking, fishing for trout and salmon, windsurfing on the lakes and bird watching. Many of these activities take place within the newly established Hakatere Conservation Park. Choose from a selection of peaceful country Mt Somers accommodation such as ldoges, bed and breakfasts and holiday parks. more
Lakes Emma and Roundabout, accessible by four-wheel drive, offer excellent fishing, while Lake Camp is popular with boaties, water skiers and fishermen. Lake Clearwater, with its small village of holiday homes, is popular for windsurfing, sailing, rowing and fishing. It is an important wildlife refuge for the rare and endangered Great Crested Grebe. The Maori Lakes and Lake Heron, also important wildlife refuges provide good fishing.
Stay and enjoy heartland hospitality. Mt Somers is located on Inland Scenic Route 72.
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle and escape to Red Cottage in Staveley. Enjoy romantic evenings with open fires, candle light and the warm wooden ambience of this restored historical cottage. Watch the sun set over the surrounding mountains while enjoying local produce and fine wine, after a day of exploring this wonderful area.
Mobile-friendly - ASURE Scenic Route Motor Lodge is Geraldine's only 4-star-plus motel, located adjacent to the main shopping centre. All units feature King Beds with Heat Pumps/Air-Conditioning, kitchen-facilities and WIFI. 11 Studio-units, 3 with spa-baths and 3 two-bedroom family apartments. Set on the popular Southern Scenic Route, just 90mins drive south from Christchurch Airport or 60 minutes from Lake Tekapo.
Mobile-friendly - Join us on a journey to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts High Country Station in the breathtaking Southern Alps of New Zealand. This exciting day visits the most stunning and recognisable LOTR location - Edoras! Tour includes a delicious picnic-lunch and entertaining commentary from friendly local guides. You don't have to be LOTR fan to enjoy this amazing day.
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Terror-Fi Film Festival 2022 – Christchurch
Terror-Fi 2022 is here! Enjoy this year’s best genre films at Alice Cinemas – 10 New Zealand Premieres with 2 Retro Classics thrown in for good measure. We have blockbuster NZ Premiere screenings of huge horror ...
Where: Alice Cinemas, Christchurch
Address: 209 Tuam Street, Christchurch
From: 8:30pm on Wednesday 26th October 2022
To: 10:30pm on Wednesday 16th November 2022
Morning People Ōtautahi feat. Sambora
Morning People presents Ōtautahi’s own Sambora! Morning People Ōtautahi is turning two, and to celebrate Christchurch native Sambora is returning to his home town for an epic morning rave at Hide. Sambora’s ...
Where: Hide, Christchurch
Address: 172 St Asaph St, Christchurch
From: 6:30am on Wednesday 16th November 2022
To: 8:00am on Wednesday 16th November 2022
Freedom, Only Freedom: Behrouz Boochani in conversation
Behrouz Boochani is no stranger to Christchurch, his first home in Aotearoa thanks to his award winning debut book, No Friend But the Mountains. Please join us to welcome him back with this second book, Freedom, Only ...
Where: The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch
Address: 156 Armagh Street , Christchurch
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 16th November 2022
To: 7:00pm on Wednesday 16th November 2022
12 Bar presents: Keren Mara
Inspired by powerful female artists such as LeAnn Rimes, the soulful musings delivered by Amy Winehouse, seduced by Sade, and schooled in life by Leonard Cohen, Christchurch-based Keren Mara is a ...
Where: 12 Bar, Christchurch
Address: 342 St Asaph Street, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 16th November 2022
To: 10:00pm on Wednesday 16th November 2022
Grab a beer and join Ed's Big Fat Quiz every Wednesday night at 7pm! Hosted by our Pal and legend that is Morgan Williams! Bar tabs to be won for first, second and third. So go on, start building your dream team ...
Where: Fat Eddie's, Christchurch
Address: 76 Hereford St, Christchurch
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 5th October 2022
To: 9:30pm on Wednesday 23rd November 2022
Wednesday at One Recital Series
Wednesday at One is a popular weekly lunchtime recital series, from 1.10 pm till 2 pm each Wednesday in the Catholic Pro-Cathedral, or CBS Music Centre, at 373 Manchester Street, Christchurch. A light lunch is available ...
Where: St Mary's Pro Cathedral, Christchurch
Address: 373 Manchester St, Christchurch
From: 1:10pm on Wednesday 1st June 2022
To: 2:00pm on Wednesday 30th November 2022
Christchurch City Chorus Open Nights
Come launch your singing career with the international, award winning Christchurch City Chorus. ‘Enriching voices, enriching lives’. Do you love to sing? Is the performer in you ready to emerge? Do you want a ...
Where: Cashmere High School, Christchurch
Address: 172 Rose St, Christchurch
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 16th November 2022
To: 9:30pm on Wednesday 8th February 2023
Qtopia - Get Together
Our friends at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū are welcoming us back again - this time for a regular get together every Wednesday night! Kicking off on Wednesday 7th September, join Qtopia in the ...
Where: Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Christchurch
Address: Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal St, Christchurch
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 7th September 2022
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 14th December 2022
Carlton Wednesday Night QUIZ
Every Wednesday night at Carlton is Quiz Night! Kicks off from 7pm Over $100 in prizes to be won Hosted by Qwizard and Quiz Master EMCEE Bookings Essential Book online ...
Where: Carlton Bar & Eatery, Christchurch
Address: 1 Papanui Rd, Christchurch
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 14th September 2022
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 14th December 2022
Open Mic Nights
Open Mic is back every Wednesday from 7pm starting August 2022. We invite all aspiring local artists to come and join us for a night of fun. A great way to experience and expose your upcoming career in music. Max 3 ...
Where: Five Peaks Brew Co, Kaiapoi, Waimakariri
Address: 184 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, Waimakariri
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 21st December 2022