Christchurch - Canterbury

Urban regeneration and innovation meets heritage and culture


  • Punting on the Avon River
  • World-famous Botanic Gardens
  • Dining at The Terrace


Travel to New Zealand following Christchurch attack 

  • Following the events in Christchurch on 15 March, 2019, people considering travel to New Zealand for business, education or a holiday are currently being advised to seek travel advice from their own government.  For more see Safety information for visitors.
  • Flights are operating as normal to and from Christchurch, but additional security screening measures are in place. It is recommended that visitors arrive early to check in for their flights. 
  • All Christchurch visitor attractions, cafés and restaurants and public spaces are open. 

Christchurch - Canterbury
Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch is a vibrant, energetic city where urban regeneration, creativity and innovation thrive. Picture amazing street art, innovative projects, a booming hospitality scene and state-of-the-art architecture that is changing the way the city looks, feels and functions – all the while staying true to its heritage and traditional English feel.

Take time to explore the city by double-decker bus, vintage bicycle, gondola, tram or classic Edwardian punt – or grab your walking shoes and discover bars, eateries and an eclectic mix of boutique shops by foot.

The city’s award-winning Christchurch Botanic Gardens offer a relaxing inner-city escape and are found near The Arts Centre, one of the most significant collections of heritage buildings in New Zealand. The serene Ōtākaro/Avon River meanders through the beautiful gardens before continuing through the CBD and out to sea.

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