Christchurch NZ - The Garden City
Christchurch is the second largest city in New Zealand, the
largest in Canterbury, and is New Zealand's tourism gateway.
Christchurch has a heritage-packed city centre with neo-gothic
stone buildings, botanical gardens, and punts plying the River
Avon. It is home to some of the finest parks and gardens in
New Zealand, earning it the title of the 'Garden City'. Enjoy
excellent shopping and dining as well as the nightlife in a number
of distinct precincts around the city.
Christchurch offers easy access to a myriad of NZ outdoor
adventures being close to beaches, hills, rivers and mountains such
as New Zealand's Southern Alps.
Things to Do and See in Christchurch NZ
Start your Christchurch holiday by taking a leisurely walk
through the Botanical Gardens, get close to Antarctica at the
International Antarctic Centre, view the unique kiwi at Willowbank
Wildlife Reserve or overload on chocolate at She Chocolat in
You can also learn a great deal about Christchurch's heritage at
Ferrymead Heritage Park or at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand -
one of the world's premier military aviation museums.
For the outdoor adventurer there are ten ski areas in
Canterbury, many opportunities for mountain biking and hiking, jet
boating and white water rafting. Or take a hot air balloon ride
with Up, Up and Away Ballooning.
Getting To & Around Christchurch NZ
Getting to Christchurch NZ is easy, the city centre is only
a 15 minute drive from Christchurch International Airport. To
get to the city from the airport you can take a bus, shuttle or
taxi, all run frequently from outside the terminal.
For travel outside the city, Red Bus and various other shuttles
and coaches operate an excellent network to and from
Christchurch International Airport.
For those driving around Christchurch check out www.transportforchristchurch.govt.nz
for information on Road Works, Closures & Maps.