Christchurch City Guide
New Zealand>Christchurch City
Christchurch city is located midway down the east coast
of the South Island, is the South Island's largest city
and the main international gateway is a vibrant, cosmopolitan
place with exciting festivals, theatre, modern art galleries,
great shopping, award-winning attractions and a host of
Known internationally for its award winning gardens, Christchurch
is also a place for events and festivals. Whatever the season,
you'll find a non-stop programme of entertainment with events
like the Festival of Romance, the International Buskers
Festival, Winter Carnival, Showtime Canterbury and a myriad
of wonderful festivities just for you.
Alive with colour, atmosphere and world-class attractions,
Christchurch is a graceful city that values its culture
and heritage, the city is full of delights, from the beautiful
neo-gothic Arts Center, to the historic tram which loops
the city center, to the Christchurch Gondola and unique
attractions like the International Antarctic Center.
Despite that, it also offers visitors a year round range
of fresh and exciting adventures. Don't miss the fun with
heart-thrilling activities such as punting on the Avon River,
Gondola ride up Mount Cavendish, Willowbank Wildlife Park,
Bungee Rocket and many more superb activities.
North of Christchurch is Hanmer Springs, an alpine spa
at the base of the pristine Amuri mountain range. The picturesque
township contains nearby walks, skiing, bungy jumping, jetboating
and the relaxing thermal pools complex that are truly irresistible.
Apart from the attractions of this cheerful city, the local
restaurants are showered with a celebration of fresh, natural
New Zealand food and fine wines. It also refreshes you with
the most exotic international delicacies ranging from the
east to the west. It simply boost up your passion for more
exploration throughout your vacation.
Getting There and Moving Around
The village is also well serviced by bus services with
both Newmans Coachlines & Greatsights offering services
to and from Christchurch & Queenstown daily.
Another popular means of travel into the area is by rental
of cars. All major rental firms have bases at Christchurch
Airport, the International gateway into the South Island.
It is easy to travel around Christchurch by road, you can
take a bus, a taxi or drive on your own with your rented