Christchurch and Canterbury

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Christchurch and Canterbury - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Canterbury Museum


    When this museum was founded in 1867, its trading power with national and international museums was in moa bones. These Jurassic birds roamed...Read More

  • 2. Christchurch Art Gallery—Te Puna O Waiwhetu


    The city's stunning art gallery wows visitors as much for its architecture as for its artwork. Its tall, wavy glass facade was inspired by...Read More

  • 3. Christchurch Gondola

    Heathcote | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    For one of the best vantage points to view Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains, and Lyttelton Harbour head to Christchurch Gondola. At the top...Read More

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  • 4. Christchurch Tram

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    There's something nostalgic and reassuring about the ding-ding of these heritage trams. After the 2010 earthquake they disappeared from the...Read More

  • 5. Orana Wildlife Park

    Harewood | Zoo/Aquarium

    Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand's only open-range zoo and now home to a new Great Ape Center for gorillas and orangutans, making it the place...Read More

  • 6. Riccarton House and Bush

    Riccarton | Historic Home

    The Deans, a Scottish family, beat even the Canterbury Association settlers to this region. Riccarton Bush, their home, is now run by a trust...Read More

  • 7. Transitional "Cardboard" Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Locals call it the Cardboard Cathedral because it is built largely from 98 cardboard tubes, covered in plastic. The Anglican church's Transitional...Read More

  • 8. Air Force Museum of New Zealand

    Wigram | Educational Institution

    Starting in 1916, New Zealand pilots learned how to fly at Wigram airfield. The Air Force's old hangars plus a brand-new state-of-the-art aircraft...Read More

  • 9. Antigua Boat Sheds & Cafe


    Built for the Christchurch Boating Club in 1882, this green-and-white wooden structure is the last shed standing of a half dozen that once lined...Read More

  • 10. Arts Centre

    Notable Building

    After major restoration, a large section of the historic Arts Centre (which was a popular arts, studios, theaters, shopping, and dining complex...Read More

  • 11. Bridge of Remembrance and Triumphal Arch


    Arching over Cashel Street, this Oamaru limestone memorial arch and Avon River bridge was built in memory of the soldiers who crossed the river...Read More

  • 12. Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The city's basilica-style Roman Catholic Cathedral was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and is now undergoing long-term restoration work...Read More

  • 13. Chalice

    Other Attraction

    An artwork created by internationally acclaimed Christchurch sculptor Neil Dawson, this giant steel vessel was installed in Cathedral Square...Read More

  • 14. Christ's College

    Other Attraction

    Founded in 1850, Christ's College is New Zealand's most well-known private school for boys. It is housed in a magnificent precinct of buildings...Read More

  • 15. Christchurch Botanic Gardens


    One of the largest city parks in the world, these superb gardens are known for the magnificent trees planted here in the 19th century. Pick...Read More

  • 16. ChristChurch Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Sadly, this dominating landmark at the heart of the city was severely damaged in the 2011 earthquakes. Building of the original Gothic-style...Read More

  • 17. Ferrymead Heritage Park

    Harewood | Museum/Gallery

    Ferrymead is the site of the country's first railway (built in 1863) and is now home to a replica Edwardian township and museum area. While...Read More

  • 18. Firefighters Memorial


    Local artist Graham Bennett used crooked girders from the collapsed World Trade Center in this memorial sculpture. The work is dedicated not...Read More

  • 19. Hagley Park

    City Park

    Hagley Park was developed by European settlers in the mid-1800s with imported plants given trial runs in what would become the Botanic Gardens...Read More

  • 20. International Antarctic Centre

    Harewood | Educational Institution

    Ever since Scott wintered his dogs at nearby Quail Island in preparation for his ill-fated South Pole expedition of 1912, Christchurch has maintained...Read More

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