Discovering Christchurch & Surrounding Area

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The cooking class theme for this long weekend is “old farmhouse and station recipes”.

One of the highlights and opened in 1932, is New Regent Street. It is Christchurch’s only complete heritage streetscape with beautiful Spanish Mission architecture, and a distinctive pastel colour scheme.

We visit some great markets, visit some “cool & trendy” places along with seeing Christchurch’s “new & old” architecture. On the list of places to visit is The Tannery – where you will be surprised and amazed at the spectacular architecture of the Tannery complex, resurrected from the historic Victorian Tannery buildings now accommodating owner operated and specialist shops you won’t see anywhere else.

The Christchurch Club is on our list of places to visit; a Category 1 Historical Place which was founded by 12 graziers in 1856 as a gentlemen’s retreat.




Tell me about the photography?

All levels of photography expertise are catered for (digital and smart phones) and beginners are VERY welcome. Lesley offers a great learning environment with expert guidance, instruction and personal attention. You will leave with increased confidence, motivation, inspiration and having met some new photography BFFs.

Lesley will help you make the most of the wonderful photographic opportunities on this tour.

  • Architectural; New Regent Street, The Tannery and of course the old and new Christchurch structures.
  • Street photography; Lyttleton Market, Riverside Market
  • Sunrise and long exposure over New Brighton Pier

All attendees received an A5 photo journal, an invaluable notebook to make notes of camera settings plus a quick reference guide for each photography genre.  If you don’t use a camera, and are bringing your start phone, there are quick reference guides on how to get the best from your phone.

What do I need to bring?

An equipment list will be provided on booking, but you’ll need your smart phone or camera and lenses such as 18-55 and 55-250, tripod and ND filters.

What if I don’t have a camera?

Don’t worry, Lesley has a selection of quality hire equipment available, including complete camera kits containing Canon camera with lens, two batteries, tripod, filters, camera bag/backpack, two SD cards, plus lens and camera cleaning equipment.  Enquiries to


How do I book?

Phone or email House of Travel’s Pam Young:

M: +64 21 352 705


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