We have found the perfect concierge to help guide you through our curated experiences, allow us to introduce you to Sarah Aspinwall.
Sarah offers an unrivalled depth and breadth to the various scenes of Christchurch and Canterbury. Whether it’s food, music, art, antiques, clothing, or local history, Sarah will consult with you before your arrival to create something that is truly tailored to you and your interests – and she will even sober drive if required! If you want something unique and memorable about your Christchurch stay, Sarah has you covered.
Spend a day exploring North Canterbury, Banks Peninsula, or Christchurch City – your choice – as you search out our native produce with the help of Sarah and either Melany Wright or Peter Langlands.
Opt for a half-day of solely foraging, or take a whole day – where you’ll spend half the day foraging, and the remainder relishing a lunch at one of our handpicked restaurants and visiting spectacular nature spots that most locals don’t even know about…
The Christchurch Art Gallery or CoCa contemporary gallery are certainly a must for your visit, particularly seeing as they are both less than a 5min walk from the Tack Rooms,
however for those who want to go deeper Sarah can take you on a tour of the smaller galleries throughout the city. Sarah will contact you before your arrival to understand your tastes and to curate a tour guaranteed to fill you up.
Whether it’s Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Electro, Thrash Metal, or anything between which spins your turntable, we can source the concerts or gigs to give you your fix.
Sarah can even pick you up afterward so you can enjoy a drink or two with zero stress.
We can sift out the gold from the pebbles, showing you the spots to find local, national, and international designers. Or if vintage is more your style, we have a number of options for you.
And if you’ve got plenty of luggage space – there’s some amazing antiques and furniture to be found.
It’s not something Christchurch wishes to be defined by, but we can’t ignore our history, and the earthquakes of 2010/2011 are part of it. Drive, walk, or bike through the city with Sarah as she shares stories (many of them her own), and learn the history of the areas.
Keep your strength up with a pit-stop of a picnic lunch.