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Christchurch Travel Guide – New Zealand
Christchurch is a garden city on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, set on the Canterbury Plains. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which runs through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. In 2010 and 2011, 2 major earthquakes destroyed many city-centre buildings, and restoration work continues.
Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island. You can ski, bungy jump, hike, mountain bike, raft, surf, swim, golf, see whales, dolphins and seals, visit wineries and gardens, shop be entertained and awed, and so much more, all within 2 hours of Christchurch.
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Christchurch Bike and Walking Tours
Tours include: CBD Rebuild Bike Tour, Original Bike Tour, Farmers’ Market Bike Tour, Gourmet Bike Tour, City Walking Tour & Gourmet Walking Tour.
Your competent guide will take you to some of the city’s most interesting and unexpected places as you head off “the beaten track” to see, feel and experience the real Christchurch.
Hear all about the new city vision, including the new precincts and community projects. There are plenty of local business stories to share, incorporating the strength and resilience of the people from Christchurch.
The tour pace is leisurely and suitable for all fitness levels and ages. The bike route is flat and mostly uses cycle ways and parks. Comfortable modern bikes are used.
Enjoy a journey in style through the changing face of Christchurch’s city centre on board our beautifully restored heritage Trams, one of Christchurch’s leading attractions,
Our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will inform you about the city, its landmarks and local sights. Your day-long ticket allows you to get on and off the Tram as often as you please!
The journey takes you to the appropriate stops for Punting on the Avon, and the Caterpillar Tour of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
Cathedral Junction, Avon River, Re:START Mall, Gothic-style Arts Centre, the Canterbury Museum and New Regent Street. We have 17 stops en route.
International Antarctic Centre
International Antarctic Centre is the coolest fun in Christchurch. Whatever is your age 2 or 92, there is plenty of fun everyone. It is your destination for authentic, interactive fun and provides an exciting experience of Antarctica for all visitors.
Located next to Christchurch International Airport and open every day from 9am – 5:30pm.
You will visit Antarctica the snow and ice experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins! There is also the famously exciting Hagguland ride and an awesome simulated 4d cruise, Happy Feet 4d, plus heaps more to do.
Some of Free things to do / Tourist Attraction in Christchurch – New Zealand.
- Riccarton Bush – Bush Walk
- Hagley Park or Botanic Gardens – Feed the ducks, kids play at the ground, outdoor concert during summer
- Canterbury Museum – Located in the Botanic Gardens
- Air Force Museum – Free to enter, Variety tour ($5-8 per person)
- Swim – Swim one of the beach Sumner, Brighton, or the bays around by Lyttelton. The whale at Brighton Beach
- Visit SPCA or Animates to visit more animals
- Artisan or Farmer’s Markets – Open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
- Bottle Lake Forest or Westburn Bike Park – Red Bikes, mini road system for kids
- World Buskers Festival (January)
- Festival of Flowers (Feb/March)
- Kidsfest (June/July)
Take a ride on the Christchurch Gondola and enjoy spectacular 360 views across the Plains, Alps, Christchurch City and harbor. Experience the Time Tunnel, the Shop at the Top and the Red Rock Café.
The Gondola is just a 15 minute drive from central Christchurch. The Gondola Shuttle operates daily and departs the central city from outside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue at the following times: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm. The Shuttle departs the Gondola on the hour during the morning and on the half hour during the afternoon. Adult tickets cost $10 return, and child (5-15yrs inclusive) tickets cost $5 return.
Tickets can be purchased from the shuttle driver.
10am to 5 pm Daily
Devonshire Teas are available on request at the Red Rock Cafe.