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The largest city in the South Island and known as the "Garden City", Christchurch has many beautiful parks and gardens.

Whatever the season, you'll find a non-stop programme of entertainment. 

Attend the big events of the Festival of Romance, the International Buskers Festival, Winter Carnival, and Showtime Canterbury.

Visitors can expect a high standard of cuisine wherever they go – restaurants and cafes make the most of the region's delicacies and local wines.

Get a buzz in Adrenalin Forest, explore the International Antartic Centre or visit Orana Wildlife Park.  


Known internationally for the beautiful parks and gardens.

Take a city tour, hop and off the tram, stroll along the beach or check out one of the many museums.  Punt the Avon for a leisurely journey.

Wander the streets for incredible public and street art while you soak up the architecture and history.

A photographer's paradise with natural landscapes, meandering rivers and eclectic galleries and street fashion.


Did you know?

Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856, making it officially the oldest established city in New Zealand.