Best Attractions in Christchurch


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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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 A visit to Christchurch is not complete until you visit the historic Botanic Gardens. Climb aboard one of our all-weather electric vehicles and tour in comfort to view some of the best examples of native and exotic flora in New Zealand. $20 per adult, $15 per senior, $9 per child (5-15 years), $50 per family. ... More info

Canterbury Museum

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Canterbury Museum and its collections have been enjoyed by visitors from across the world for over 130 years. The collections include over 2.1 million items including Antarctic expeditions, the settlement history of Canterbury and natural history. The museum is located on Rolleston Avenue, next door to the Botanic Gardens. Pricing: Entry to Canterbury Museum is free; donations are alwa... More info

Christchurch Gondola

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Offering 360-degree views over Christchurch, the gondola provides visitors with a spectacular vista and fantastic photo opportunities. The journey to 500 metres above sea level takes about 10 minutes in a fully enclosed cable car. At the top visitors can stretch their legs with a walk on one of the many Port Hills tracks or simply sit and take in the view stretches to the Southern Alps in one d... More info

Punting On The Avon

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Punting on the Avon is an iconic experience in Christchurch. From the comfort of cushioned seats in your punt, enjoy a relaxing and peaceful tour along the River Avon to see Christchurch from a different perspective. The trip from our Antigua Boatsheds departure point takes you through the stunning Botanic Gardens on a 30-minute shared journey. Bookings are essential for this product due t... More info

Quake City

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Find out more about the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake from the people it affected most. The 2010 and 2011 earthquakes that hit Christchurch devastated the city and hugely affected residents, business owners and visitors to the city. The Quake City exhibition explores how the city reacted to the earthquake and has moved on from the events. The exhibition includes personal stories f... More info

International Antartic Centre

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The International Antarctic Centre brings you close to Antarctica without leaving New Zealand. #morecool Visitors can immerse themselves in the snow and ice by sheltering in an ice cave, slide down an icy slope, brave the wind chill machine at -18 degrees Celsius and experience a simulated Antarctic Storm that occurs every hour. There are also plenty of displays covering the history of Ant... More info

Air Force Museum

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'Discover New Zealand’s military aviation story at the place where it all began. Engage with stories of the men and women who have helped shape New Zealand’s military aviation journey, and reflect on their service and sacrifice through years of war and peace.   Explore the diverse collection at your own pace through immersive exhibitions, or join a free, guided ‘Behind the Scenes’ t... More info