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Christchurch

4.3
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Churches

Popular things to do in Christchurch

TranzAlpine Train ©
Tramway
TranzAlpine Train
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Garden
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Canterbury Museum ©
History Museum
Canterbury Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
International Antarctic Centre ©
Specialty Museum
International Antarctic Centre
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
There are plenty of things to do in Christchurch for visitors looking to discover urban green spaces, cozy cafes, and surrounding natural beauty. Jump aboard a punt--a flat-bottomed wooden boat--and sail along the winding Avon River to see the city's attractions from a slightly different angle. Catch a glimpse of 250 varieties of roses and other plants at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, where you'll also find a gift shop, cafe, and interactive gardening exhibits.

Side trips from Christchurch

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Akaroa
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins Akaroa
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
Ohinetahi Garden ©
Garden
Ohinetahi Garden Lyttelton
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Geraldine Observatory ©
Observatory
Geraldine Observatory Geraldine
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Christchurch

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Cardboard Cathedral ©
Church
Cardboard Cathedral
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Christchurch Cathedral ©
Church
Christchurch Cathedral
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Riccarton House & Bush ©
Historic Site
Riccarton House & Bush
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Crater Rim Walkway ©
Historic Walking Area
Crater Rim Walkway
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Christchurch

Hagley Park ©
Park
Hagley Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Margaret Mahy Family Playground ©
Playground
Margaret Mahy Family Playground
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Frensham Gardens ©
Garden
Frensham Gardens
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Imagination Station ©
Playground
Imagination Station
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Christchurch

Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu) ©
Art Museum
Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu)
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Pegasus Bay Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Pegasus Bay Winery
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Mona Vale ©
Historic Site
Mona Vale
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Ferrymead Heritage Park ©
Historic Site
Ferrymead Heritage Park
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Christchurch

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The Arts Centre
Civic Center
The Arts Centre
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Re:START ©
Shopping Mall
Re:START
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Cashel Street ©
Shopping
Cashel Street
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Christchurch Farmers' Market ©
Farmers Market
Christchurch Farmers' Market
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Rent A Classic ©
Day Trip
Rent A Classic
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Exchange Christchurch (XCHC) ©
Civic Center
Exchange Christchurch (XCHC)
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Orana Wildlife Park ©
Zoo
Orana Wildlife Park
4.1
Duration: 3 hours

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