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Christchurch

4.3
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Churches

Popular things to do in Christchurch

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Tramway
TranzAlpine Train
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
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Garden
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Canterbury Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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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
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Garden
Ohinetahi Garden Lyttelton
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Observatory
Geraldine Observatory Geraldine
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Christchurch

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Church
Cardboard Cathedral
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Christchurch Cathedral
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Riccarton House & Bush
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Walking Area
Crater Rim Walkway
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Christchurch

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

Hidden gems in Christchurch

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

Shopping in Christchurch

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Civic Center
The Arts Centre
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Shopping Mall
Re:START
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping
Cashel Street
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Farmers Market
Christchurch Farmers' Market
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Civic Center
Exchange Christchurch (XCHC)
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Maossie Tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Zoo
Orana Wildlife Park
4.1
Duration: 3 hours

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