Christchurch, the Garden City

Following the 2010-2011 earthquakes, Christchurch has re-emerged as a vibrant, ever-changing city; a true example of good-as-gold Kiwi resilience and some very creative residents. It’s an exciting time to visit the city and see some bold and visionary initiatives working alongside some of the more traditional Christchurch attractions we all know and love. Enjoy a good vibe, shopping and food carts at Re:START – a shopping area made with bright shipping containers, enjoy a punt on the Avon, explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens or explore the Banks Peninsula … Christchurch has plenty to keep you busy.

Cool facts

  • Christchurch is no. 2 on The New York Times' 52 Places to Go in 2014.
  • Christchurch City was named after Christ Church, a college at the University of Oxford.

Must do's

  • Visit the award-winning Christchurch International Antarctic Centre with hands on exhibits, a Hagglund Antarctic snowmobile ride, an aquarium and audio-visual displays.
  • Go punting on the Avon, enjoying beautiful views of Hagley Park. Punts and canoes are available for hire at the old Antigua Boatshed, built in 1882.
  • Visit the quirky pop up city bars for a good night out.
  • Get a taste of the French colonial past and a highly developed culinary culture in Akaroa, only 90 minutes from Christchurch City.

Christchurch Accommodation

  • ASURE Amalfi Motor Lodge

    ASURE Amalfi Motor Lodge, Christchurch Motels & Motor Lodges

    18 modern studio, 1&2brm double glazed units. Fully equipped kitchen, 16 units with spa baths, iPod docking stations, 32" LCD TV with Sky, guest...

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  • Amber Kiwi Holiday Park

    Amber Kiwi Holiday Park, Christchurch Holiday Parks & Camping Grounds

    Amber Park Holiday Park offers quality accommodation in Christchurch in a quiet garden setting. It is a Qualmark Enviro Silver and Qualmark 4-star...

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  • Annabelle Court Motel

    Annabelle Court Motel, Christchurch Motels & Motor Lodges

    Annabelle Court Motel offers quiet and spacious accommodation in Christchurch. It has 18 units consisting of 12 studio sleeps 1-3; 4x1brm sleep...

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  • Adelphi Motel

    Adelphi Motel, Christchurch Motels & Motor Lodges

    Adelphi Motel is within easy walking distance of central city, Cathedral Square and the Casino. It is also adjacent to restaurants, cafes and bars....

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  • Bealey Avenue Motel

    Bealey Avenue Motel, Christchurch Motels & Motor Lodges

    Bealey Avenue Motel is located in Christchurch. It has 14 luxury self-contained studio and 1&2brm units. Christchurch is located in Canterbury in...

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  • Spencer Beach Kiwi Holiday Park

    Spencer Beach Kiwi Holiday Park, Christchurch Holiday Parks & Camping Grounds

    A recreational destination where you can relax and unwind in 80 hectares of park surrounded by forest and reserves. 500m to the beach and 20min to...

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Christchurch Activites

  • Air Force Museum of New Zealand

    Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch Museums

    Discover one of the world's premier military aviation collections at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand; from aircraft, engines and assorted displays...

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  • Hassle-free Tours

    Hassle-free Tours, Christchurch Tours and Sightseeing

    Experience New Zealand The Hassle-Free Way...... Hassle-free Tours Christchurch's premier day tour provider invites you to join us on one of our...

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