Start your NZ adventure in Christchurch

A vibrant city surrounded by nature

As the gateway to the South Island, Christchurch is a must-do on any itinerary. Start your NZ adventure by flying into Christchurch Airport with Qantas, then discover the wonders of the city and explore the natural surrounds on easy day trips. From top quality coffee, short walks with unforgettable views and local wildlife to epic street art murals, historic buildings and award-winning restaurants, Christchurch's energy is evident wherever you go.

As the gateway to the South Island, Christchurch is a must-do on any itinerary. Fly into Christchurch Airport with Qantas, then discover the wonders of the city and explore the natural surrounds on easy day trips.

WHAT TO DO IN AND AROUND CHRISTCHURCH

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Hanmer Springs, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Black Cat Cruises, Akaroa, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch street art, New Zealand

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Devil's Punchbowl, Arthur's Pass, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Hagley Park, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Akaroa Kayaking, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch City, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Hanmer Springs Jet-boating, Christchurch - Canterbury

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RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES IN CHRISTCHURCH

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Highlights

  • Relax in natural thermal pools
  • Discover adventure in Hanmer by jet boat
  • Try river rafting down a grade 2 river
Christchurch - Canterbury

90 minutes drive from Christchurch

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES IN CHRISTCHURCH

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Highlights

  • Swim with dolphins on Black Cat Cruises
  • Discover the french heritage of Akaroa
  • Explore the volcanic coastline
Christchurch - Canterbury

90 minutes drive from Christchurch

Recommended experiences in Christchurch

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Highlights

  • Explore the emerging street art culture
  • Visit boutique shops in Regent Street
  • Dine at award winning restaurants
Christchurch - Canterbury

In the heart of Christchurch city

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES IN CHRISTCHURCH

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Highlights

  • Walk to The Devil's Punchbowl Falls
  • Discover the historic Arthur's Pass town
  • Take a scenic train from Christchurch
Christchurch - Canterbury

2 hours drive from Christchurch

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES IN CHRISTCHURCH

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Highlights

  • Wander the picturesque Botanic Gardens
  • Go punting on the Avon River
  • Take a city tour on a vintage bike
Christchurch - Canterbury

In the heart of Christchurch city

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES IN CHRISTCHURCH

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Highlights

  • Explore the volcanic coastline
  • Discover the french heritage of Akaroa
  • Swim with dolphins on Black Cat Cruises
Christchurch - Canterbury

90 minutes drive from Christchurch

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES IN CHRISTCHURCH

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Highlights

  • Take in the eclectic cafe scene
  • Enjoy NZ's top restaurant, Roots
  • Visit art galleries and local markets
Christchurch - Canterbury

In the heart of Christchurch city

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES IN CHRISTCHURCH

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Highlights

  • Jet boat up the Waimakariri River
  • Explore the surrounds by mountain bike
  • Hit the tree tops with Adrenalin Forest
Christchurch - Canterbury

90 minutes drive from Christchurch

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  • See and do

    There's lots to see in do in Christchurch and its surrounding areas.

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  • Accommodation

    From wilderness campsites to luxury lodges, use our accommodation finder to find places to stay in Christchurch.

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  • Transport

    Hire a car or campervan and explore Christchurch and its surrounds at your own pace.

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