We live in a world where people will do anything for a kick-ass photo. And Christchurch offers a couple of incredible instagrammable places to spice up your feed. From beautiful beaches to epic hikes to gram-worthy food…you will be sure to capture the coolest pictures ever. Here are 10 of the most instagrammable places in Christchurch.
1. Port Hills
Hike up these picturesque hills to experience unforgettable views and capture a dazzling photograph. Sunset boasts the greatest photo opportunities with a spectacular backdrop of the hills and ocean. Indeed, one of the most instagrammable places in Christchurch.
📍 Canterbury, New Zealand
2. Barnet Park, Sumner
This epic hike brings you to a beautiful cave with breathtaking views across Barnett Park and the coastline close to Sumner Beach. There are plenty of spots to snap gram-worthy pictures along the way, but we recommend in the cave at the top. Go on a clear day for the best experience and be cautious as the track can be quite dangerous.
📍 200A Main Road, Redcliffs, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
3. New Brighton Pier
Whether you appreciate photography or you just like a good selfie, this pier offers the best of both worlds. Popular with tourists, it is the longest pier in Australasia as it spans 300 meters. No matter what time of the day you go, you’ll surely capture a magical moment on camera. Equally, this is one of the best sunset and sunrise places in Christchurch.
📍 Brighton Mall, New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
The views from Christchurch Gondola station are out-of-this-world. Expect to see the city, ocean, Harbour and everything afar. Indeed, it makes a picturesque backdrop for selfies. Specifically, while you’re inside the Gondola.
📍10 Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
5. New Regent Street
This quirky street will give you total San Francisco vibes. Lined with pastel coloured houses, flowers, fairy lights and more, you’ll definitely snap an instagrammable moment to impress your followers. Stand on the tramline and be sure to wear something cute to compliment your photo.
📍 Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
This historic building offers a cute and chic spot for some gram-approved pictures. Influencers tend to flock here to fill their feed with beautiful colours. If you get bored, opt to rent a bike or boat for some extra fun. You totally need to plan your outfit for this one.
📍 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
7. Cardboard Cathedral
The beautiful multi-coloured triangular window offers one of the most instagrammable scenes in the city. The Cathedral itself is a symbol of the city because it was destroyed in the 2011 earthquake. It now stands as the only Cathedral in the world made of substantially cardboard. With a top-notch camera, day or night offers a picture-perfect moment.
📍 234 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
8. Instagrammable eateries
Luckily, we’ve already listed a range of instagrammable restaurants and cafes to swing by this season. Discover them all here.
9. Riverside Market
This place is all about the pretty food pictures. It exhibits the most instagrammable food dishes in town. From candy to gooey chocolate pastries to ice cream shakes…any goodness you can think of. Be sure to snap a picture with your purchases in the charming laneway.
📍 96 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
This new mansion of fun is a perfect indoor place to snap a host of instagrammable pictures with your favourite people. From quirky cocktails to thrilling attractions…you’ll be in your element. Read about it here.
617 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand