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Christchurch is packed with things to do and places to go – a city where there is more to do then anywhere else in the world

Surrounded by the Southern Alps to the West and the Pacific Ocean to the east, the beautiful city of Christchurch is the opening for this distinct region of the South Island.

Facts about Christchurch


Christchurch 349,000
Canterbury Region 485,000

Climate (Celsius)
Summer 25
Winter 12

Driving Distances
Christchurch to Mount Cook is 331kms
Christchurch to Queenstown is 486kms

Christchurch Top Attractions

  • Christchurch city’s cultural precinct
  • Christchurch Gondola that give you a 360 degrees view of the harbour and Alps
  • Swim with the dolphins in Akaroa
  • Waipara Wine Valley
  • Mount Hutt skiing field
  • Aoraki Mount Cook famous World Heritage Park

Shopping Ideas

  • Art Centre Studios
  • Little Regent Street

Did you know

  • The Tasman Glacier in the Southern Apls is 50% bigger than any other glacier in Switzerland
  • Christchurch is the only city in the world where you can hot air balloon towards snow capped mountains with views of the ocean

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Christchurch New Zealand

Author: nztravelguide

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