Things to do in Christchurch

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Cathedral Square »

Cathedral Square is the cultural heart and civic soul of Christchurch. The square's importance is in large measure attached to the many buildings of historic significance that surround this important city space. While the city reopened the square with great fanfare after the devastating earthquake of 2011, it's working diligently... more »

TranzAlpine Express »

The TranzAlpine Express is one of the worlds great train journeys and makes for a remarkable and memorable travel experience. From Christchurch, the train winds its way across lush prairies and farmland, climbs the pristine New Zealand Alpine Mountain Ranges and proceeds along rivers, through deep and long mountain tunnels... more »

Punting on the Avon River »

Certainly one of the best ways to view the wonderful sites of Christchurch is from the beautiful Avon River. Winding its way through central Christchurch, along the lush Botanic Gardens and within sight of several of the city's historic structures, the Avon offers a unique vantage point on which to... more »

Canterbury Museum »

Set in one of Christchurch's most historic buildings, the Canterbury Museum of natural and human history highlights the region's past with fascinating exhibits, interactive displays and cultural events. Due to Canterbury's proximity to the Southern Pole, the museum also focuses on Antarctica. Canterbury Museum possesses the greatest collection of Antarctic... more »

Christchurch Arts Centre »

Although the Christchurch Arts Centre is closed during its extensive restoration project, the collection of historic buildings that make up this impressive complex must be seen for their wonderfully ornate Gothic Revival beauty. The Arts Centre consists of 23 separate buildings and all but one are listed by the New... more »