What We Love About Christchurch

Located on New Zealand's east coast, Christchurch is a vibrant city with a strong English heritage. Freely explore the oldest city in New Zealand and traverse the lush, green spaces of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Immerse yourself in the city's fascinating blend of contemporary and traditional marvels, man-made and natural alike. Submerge beneath glacier hot pools at Franz Josef Glacier. Reach the summit of Mount Cavendish by riding the Christchurch Gondola and enjoy a 360-degree cityscape view. And while you're at one of the most fascinating places in the world, wait for nightfall to gaze upon the starry night skies of Mount John.

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24 Aug SAT 13°
25 Aug SUN 10°
26 Aug MON 10°
27 Aug TUE 12°
28 Aug WED 15°
29 Aug THU 13°
30 Aug FRI 13°

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Sightsee Christchurch

Don't miss Christchurch's famed gondola, picturesque gardens or antique tram

Amazing Nature

From thermal pools to giant whales, you'll soon discover that Christchurch boasts some of New Zealand's most outstanding nature

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About Christchurch

Located on New Zealand's east coast, Christchurch is a vibrant city with a strong English heritage. Freely explore the oldest city in New Zealand and traverse the lush, green spaces of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Immerse yourself in the city's fascinating blend of contemporary and traditional marvels, man-made and natural alike. Submerge beneath glacier hot pools at Franz Josef Glacier. Reach the summit of Mount Cavendish by riding the Christchurch Gondola and enjoy a 360-degree cityscape view. And while you're at one of the most fascinating places in the world, wait for nightfall to gaze upon the starry night skies of Mount John.

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Local Weather

  • DEC - FEB
    23° 12°

  • MAR - MAY
    20°

  • JUN - AUG
    12°

  • SEP - NOV
    19°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +12:00

  • Currency
    New Zealand Dollar

    1USD = 1.56NZD

  • Best Time To Visit
    • MAR - MAY

      Off-peak season with good weather

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