Christchurch is known as The Garden City for its beautiful parks, open spaces and tree-lined avenues.

The city has been reimagined after a major earthquake in 2011 and now features eye-catching street art alongside innovative new designs like the pop-up Cardboard Cathedral and the Re:START shopping mall, made from brightly coloured shipping containers.
Popular attractions in and around the city include the International Antarctic Centre and punting on the Avon River – a boating experience that evokes shades of England as you are guided down the river by your very own Edwardian punter. 
Outdoor types will love the ski fields and championship golf courses within easy reach of the city, while nature lovers won’t want to miss the chance to swim with the Hector’s dolphin in the quaint nearby town of Akaroa.

Key facts about Christchurch

  •   Population: 363,000 people
  •   12 km Airport → City
  •   Accommodation: 4,000 rooms
  •   Venues: 9,000 people

Climate & Weather



AVG High

24 C° / 75


12 C° / 53



AVG High

14 C° /57


3 C° / 37


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Leonie Ashford

Leonie Ashford

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Wellington, New Zealand

Christchurch Attractions

  • Skiing


    From the ocean floor to the mountain summit - fly into coastal Christchurch and head to the hills as the Southern Alps spread across the horizon growing grander with each kilometre driven closer.

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  • Hot pools & health spas

    Hot pools & health spas

    New Zealand's hot pools are naturally heated by the earth below. Soak in a thermal pool surrounded by mountains, forest or lakes. Or treat yourself to a relaxing therapeutic treatment in one of many New Zealand health spas.

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  • Shopping in Christchurch

    Shopping in Christchurch

    Discover contemporary culture, elegance and a vibrant, quirky shopping culture in Christchurch city.

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  • Whale watching

    Whale watching

    Kaikoura is known as New Zealand’s whale-watching mecca. Get up-close with majestic Giant Sperm Whales; as well as Humpbacks, Pilot Whales and Orcas.

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  • Walking & hiking

    Walking & hiking

    Canterbury is a land of plains and peaks – a mecca for diverse experiences. Hikes & day walks are a great way to experience the very best of the region.

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  • Cycling & Mountain Biking

    Cycling & Mountain Biking

    Christchurch is a cycling paradise, and offers a huge range of scenic, accessible trails.

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