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Christchurch Art Gallery. Christchurch Council
Christchurch Art Gallery. Christchurch Council
Cardboard Cathedral at Night. Canterbury Tourism
Cardboard Cathedral at Night. Canterbury Tourism
Antigua Boatsheds. Photo Canterbury Tourism
Antigua Boatsheds. Photo Canterbury Tourism
New Brighton Pier Arena. Christchurch Council
New Brighton Pier Arena. Christchurch Council
The Re Start City Shipping Container Mall
The Re Start City Shipping Container Mall
Riccarton House Markets. Christchurch Council
Riccarton House Markets. Christchurch Council
Christchurch Tram. Christcurch City Council
Christchurch Tram. Christcurch City Council
Christchurch Stadium. Stan Daniels, Tourism NZ
Christchurch Stadium. Stan Daniels, Tourism NZ

Christchurch Information

Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s south island and the second largest urban area in the country is situated down the east coast, the proximity of which makes it the perfect location as the southern hemisphere’s ‘Gateway to Antarctica’.

The 400,000 plus residents are used to the comings and goings of outsiders as Christchurch National Airport has been the staging post for expeditions from Italy and the USA as well as being New Zealand and Australia’s main supply route to the Murdoch and Scott bases in Antarctica.

Christchurch city has been designed for the tourist, its grid layout of main roads and streets makes getting around the city, child’s play and the ongoing development is aimed at making the city as pedestrian friendly as possible.

As was well known around the world Christchurch suffered major damage in an earthquake with the most notable being the cities oldest Cathedral. The Cardboard Cathedral has taken its place and the city has also built Re Start a first of its kind city shipping container mall well worth a look.

For those interested in the arts, a visit to the Cultural Precinct, an area of just under one square kilometre, is the place to see. Included in this relatively small area you will find Christchurch Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum and the Art Gallery in addition to areas of Cultural significance and other Heritage attractions.

Nature is also an important aspect of Christchurch life, known as the Garden City, it has numerous parks and gardens such as Hagley Park, the Botanical Gardens, Willowbank Wildlife Park and Travis Wetland, an ecological program to bring the wetlands and its native wildlife into inner city living.

Surrounding the city are many beautiful sandy beaches stretching from Waimakariri River in the north to Sumner in the south. You have everything you need for a holiday of a lifetime.

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View over Sumner Beach. Photo Christchurch City Council
View over Sumner Beach. Photo Christchurch City Council
Canoeing on the Avon River. Photo Christchurch City Council
Canoeing on the Avon River. Photo Christchurch City Council