Christchurch & Canterbury

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 Governors Bay.

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.

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