Pegasus Bay

Top choice in Christchurch & Canterbury

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 manicured gardens set the scene, but it's the contemporary NZ menu and luscious paired wines that steal the show.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Christchurch & Canterbury attractions

1. Black Estate

4.24 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…

2. Brew Moon

4.73 MILES

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…

3. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

27.12 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

29.56 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…