Whether you're here for one day or three, there’s plenty to keep you entertained - here are our top things to do in Christchurch:
Punting on the Avon River - A leisurely boat ride on the Avon river in a punt propelled by a punter dressed in Edwardian style.
International Antarctic Centre - An authentic Antarctic experience including real little blue penguins.
Christchurch Gondola - Travel to the rim of an extinct volcano in a cable car travelling 862 metres above ground level.
Historic Christchurch Tramway - Tour the city centre on a restored heritage tram.
Orana Wildlife Park - New Zealand’s only open range zoo featuring giraffe, white rhino and a lion enclosure.
Akaroa - Visit this charming french settlement, known for its heritage and wildlife.
Cardboard Cathedral - A transitional cathedral made largely of cardboard to stand-in for the Christchurch Cathedral - destroyed in the February 2011 earthquake.
Waipara Valley - Sample some of the best New Zealand Pinot Noir in this sprawling wine region.
Quake City - An interesting and detailed insight into the devastating 2010/2011 earthquakes.
Christchurch Botanic Gardens - A tranquil inner city sanctuary featuring many different species of exotic flower and native plants.