Christchurch is the largest city in the South part of the island of New Zealand and the country’s third largest area. With a huge array of hotel offers and a great variety of heritage buildings and entertainment offers, the vibrant city of Christchurch is a great place for your holidays.
The city of Christchurch is located in Canterbury, at the east of the Canterbury Plains and near the southern end of the Pegasus Bay. Popular with visitors all year round, it is one of the most touristic regions of southern New Zealand and its cultural offer, as well as the quaint English air which characterizes the city are an appeal on their own. Book any of Christchurch’s hotels now and discover it for yourself.
At the city’s centre you will find Cathedral Square, where the famous Christ Church, which gives the name to the city, is located. The area that surrounds the cathedral is considered to be the central business district of the city and it is packed with nice shops and restaurants. At just 15 minutes from the Cathedral Square, you will find an interesting museum dedicated to the Air Force: The Air Force Museum, where you will have the opportunity of learning about the history of the aircrafts in the island. On the other hand, the Canterbury Museum is also a must if you are planning to travel to Christchurch. It exhibits a huge variety of items related with the Maori culture, the Antarctic exploration, etc.
However, one of the major appeals of the city is its beautiful unspoilt landscape, so the best way of discovering Christchurch is to visit one of its reserves and forests. We recommend you to visit Willowbank wildlife reserve, where you will find animals that you have never seen before. The Botanic Gardens or Adrenalin Forest are also a mandatory stop.