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Introduction
Christchurch - The Garden City, a picturesque mix of the old, the quasi-old and the somewhat new is located on the east coast of the South Island is full of contrasts. Christchurch is a growing cosmopolitan ambiance that adds a touch of excitement without overt flashiness. Everywhere there is an understated elegance that speaks of times gone by and promises a future where anything is possible. It is a place where its residents continue to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle amidst a natural environment world-renowned for its beauty. It is aptly said ‘city that shines’.

Christchurch is famous for natural beauty and a wealth of things to do. Christchurch has a lively entertainment scene, strong cultural heritage .

Christchurch Key Attractions

Botanic Gardens
Christchurch’s reputation as the Garden City is truly reflected in the Botanic Gardens. Undoubtedly the finest collection of exotic and indigenous plants found anywhere in New Zealand, the Gardens provide spectacular displays all year round. You can’t help but be impressed with the large majestic trees and sweeping lawns providing a wonderful backdrop to feature gardens including rock, water, rose and herb gardens.

Robert McDougall Art Gallery
It is located in the Botanic Gardens, the Robert McDougall is Christchurch’s public art museum which is the current home of Christchurch’s public art collection, including international and New Zealand historical and contemporary pieces.

Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum is renowned for having some of the finest cultural and natural collections in New Zealand, as well as for its creative and imaginative displays. Housed in one of Christchurch's finest historic buildings, Canterbury Museum has world class displays of geology, zoology, Maori, Asian and European collections. Enjoy a rest in the delightful Museum Cafe overlooking the Botanic Gardens, or browse around the Museum Store. Include a visit to the nearby Botanic Gardens and the Arts Centre

Orana Wildlife Park
Orana Park is New Zealand’s largest wildlife reserve and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve has among its displays New Zealand’s largest day time kiwi viewing area. The Park is internationally recognised for its breeding of rare and endangered New Zealand and African animals. You can experience the feeding of the magnificent Rothschild giraffe, see cheetah in full chase, feed the lions, enjoy the antics of monkeys, lemurs, porcupines and servals, and be amazed at the African Plains exhibit featuring white rhino and zebra. Be sure not to miss out on New Zealand’s own symbol, Kiwi the nocturnal house.

The other attractions of Christchurch include Canterbury Museum that has fine cultural and natural collections as well as creative and imaginative displays. Air Force World captures the adventure and history of flight in New Zealand , Christchurch Casino offers 24-hour gaming entertainment. Visitors can be introduced to Maori culture at Nga Hau E Wha Marae.Christchurch Convention Centre, New Zealand's only purpose-built convention centre that comprise over 1,864 square metres of pillarless and carpeted flat floor space is an ideal environment for conventions, exhibitions, trade shows and gala events of all types.

Christchurch – Land of Outdoor Activity
Christchurch really shines as a sporting community. The area's natural features have made this inevitable: temperate climate, wide open spaces and huge geographical variation so close to the city. Mountains to climb or ski over; rivers, lakes and harbours to sail or canoe upon; uncrowded stretches of road to run or pedal along and unbounded enthusiasm are all found here, providing conditions to satisfy the needs of any event.


Suggested tour packages of Christchurch
Essence of New Zealand
Code : ITTNZ-21, Duration : 18 Days
Places Covered : Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Waiheke Island, Lake Okareka, Christchurch, Greymouth, West Coast, Lake Wanaka, Manapouri
Honeymoon Hideaways
Code : ITTNZ-18, Duration : 12 Days
Places Covered : Auckland, Bay of Islands, Devonport, Lakeside town of Rotorua, Wai O Tapu thermal gardens, Stunning Tarawera Falls, Premier wine district of Blenheim, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Queenstown, Fiordland Overnight Cruise
New Zealands Popular Sights
Code : ITTNZ-16, Duration : 14 Days
Places Covered : Auckland, Bay of Islands, Christchurch, The Garden City, Franz & Fox Glaciers, Mt Cook, Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Magical limestone caves of Waitomo


Hotels in Christchurch
The George Hotel 5* Centra Christchurch Hotel 4*
The Chateau on The Park Hotel 4* Holiday Inn Christchurch 4*




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