Brew Moon

Christchurch & Canterbury

The variety of craft beers available to taste at this wee brewery never wanes. Stop in to fill a rigger (flagon) to take away, or sup an ale alongside a tasty woodfired pizza in the cosy bar (pizzas $16 to $22). Our favourite brew is the Wolf of Washington American Pale Ale and there's always interesting seasonal beers on offer.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Christchurch & Canterbury attractions

1. Pegasus Bay

4.73 MILES

It's fitting that Waipara Valley's premier winery should have the loveliest setting and one of Canterbury's best restaurants (mains $36 to $43). Verdant…

2. Black Estate

8.97 MILES

Perched on a hillside overlooking the valley, this striking black barn is home to some excellent drops – try the pinot noirs from the winery's three…

3. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

22.43 MILES

Willowbank focuses on native NZ critters (including kiwi), heritage farmyard animals and hands-on enclosures with wallabies, deer and lemurs. There's also…

4. International Antarctic Centre

24.84 MILES

As one of only five 'gateway cities' to Antarctica, Christchurch has played a special role in Antarctic exploration since expeditionary ships to the icy…

5. Orana Wildlife Park

25.42 MILES

Orana is an 'open range' zoo, and you'll know exactly what that means if you opt to jump in the cage on wheels for the lion encounter ($52.50 per person)…

6. Hagley Park

26.17 MILES

Wrapped around the Botanic Gardens, Hagley Park is Christchurch's biggest green space, stretching for 165 hectares. Riccarton Ave splits it in two, while…

7. Quake City

26.33 MILES

A must-visit for anyone interested in understanding the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes, this compact museum tells stories through photography, video…

8. Cathedral Square

26.46 MILES

Christchurch's city square stands at the heart of the rebuilding efforts, with the remains of ChristChurch Cathedral emblematic of what has been lost. The…