Because capturing an insta-worthy shot is more important than the scene, right?
We live in a world where people will do anything for a kick-ass photo. And Christchurch offers a couple of incredible insta-worthy 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. Excitingly, most of the places on our list are free to visit. Here are seven 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 an insta-worthy moment 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.
📍 Brighton Mall, New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
4. 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 insta-worthy 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
6. 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
7. Riverside Market
Glorified foodies will adore this one. At this spot, it is all about the food pictures. You can chow down on some of the most delicious and insta-worthy 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