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Ranked #1 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, New Zealand is a must see for its stunning views, beautiful bays and quirky campgrounds.... more » Owner description: Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, New Zealand is a must see for its stunning views, beautiful bays and quirky campgrounds. Little River is the gateway to the peninsula. The township has a hotel/pub, 2 cafes, a petrol station, art gallery, craft store and small museum. There are B&Bs, plus the Little River Campground in Okuti Valley Road. They have affordable campervan parks with power, cabins and tentsites set beside a river. The southern bays have some of the best surf, if you know the secret spots as well as good, safe swimming beaches, walking tracks and the Little River Rail Trail. It is a a place that is often over looked as tourists head to Akaroa. If you want to experience more than the usual, to get off the beaten track and really explore, ask at the craft station, which has an info centre. « less
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Ranked #2 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
This garden is home to the best collection of exotic and indigenous plants in New Zealand.
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Ranked #3 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
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Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #4 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: ; Military Museums; Museums

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum in Christchurch is a “must see” for anyone even remotely interested in military aviation. The museum is extremely well laid out and... more »

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Ranked #5 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
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Category: Museums
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Ranked #6 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Trams; Scenic Railroads
Owner description: The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other.... more » Owner description: The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From the comfort of world class carriages you'll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the majestic Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass National Park, before descending through lush beech rainforest to the West Coast town of Greymouth - a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the always-popular glaciers. All services feature state award winning carriages including panoramic side and sky-view windows, GPS triggered at-seat commentary, a fully licensed cafe, and open air viewing decks. The TranzAlpine operates a daily return service throughout the year. « less
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Ranked #7 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: The Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Centre is your one-stop travel shop for all domestic travel. Call by and see us!We are always... more » Owner description: The Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Centre is your one-stop travel shop for all domestic travel. Call by and see us!We are always on the lookout for the 100% Best Deals, so you can make the most of your holiday. « less
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Ranked #8 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: History Museums; Museums
Travel back in time through numerous exhibits of the Canterbury regions cultural and natural history.
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Ranked #9 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Neighborhoods; Geologic Formations; Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #11 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Zoos
Owner description: The largest wildlife reserve in New Zealand houses animals in their natural habitats with few barriers or fences, permitting... more » Owner description: The largest wildlife reserve in New Zealand houses animals in their natural habitats with few barriers or fences, permitting visitors to see them up close and feed the gentler species. « less
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Ranked #12 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: See Kiwi in a natural environment - there is no glass! Get close to Kea, Tuatara and other native icons. Willowbank Wildlife... more » Owner description: See Kiwi in a natural environment - there is no glass! Get close to Kea, Tuatara and other native icons. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is also home to introduced and exotic breeds. Make your own way around the park and animals will eat right out of your hand. Willowbank is open from 9.30Am daily - kiwis are able to be viewed from 10.30Am until close. « less
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Ranked #13 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Owner description: A unique part of the city, the Avon River sustains a diverse plant and animal life and is a source of many recreational... more » Owner description: A unique part of the city, the Avon River sustains a diverse plant and animal life and is a source of many recreational activities. « less
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Ranked #14 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Trams
Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port... more » Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe. « less
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Ranked #15 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: My building on Fitzgerald Ave was wrecked by the earthquake on February 22nd 2011. I was able to salvage all of my equipment... more » Owner description: My building on Fitzgerald Ave was wrecked by the earthquake on February 22nd 2011. I was able to salvage all of my equipment and I've converted my garage at home into a new studio that's now open for people wishing to make their own Bone Carving with me. We are situated 1km north of The Palms Shopping Center, on the number 60 bus route from the central city bus exchange. Look out for the white house with the red roof and the bright orange letter box!! « less
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Ranked #16 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Educational Sites; Museums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Specialty Museums
Owner description: It's the ultimate Antarctic adventure! Experience the dramatic seasonal lighting in the four seasons of Antarctica show where... more » Owner description: It's the ultimate Antarctic adventure! Experience the dramatic seasonal lighting in the four seasons of Antarctica show where it 'snows' every 6 minutes. Venture out on to 'the ice' from Scott Base to play in 'Antarctica' the snow & ice experience and survive an Antarctic storm! How long can you hold your hand in the icy Antarctic water? Hang out with Little Blue Penguins, buckle up for the famously exciting Hagglund ride, take an awesome simulated 4D Antarctic cruise, watch Happy Feet 4D, then watch a stunning movie on a MASSIVE screen! It's the closest you'll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition! « less
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Ranked #17 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

For first-time travellers to Christchurch, the city centre may seem quite devastated, with little progress being made in rebuilding it. However, a visit to the Transitional... more »

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Ranked #18 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Museums
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Ranked #19 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Historic Sites; Parks
Owner description: Riccarton House & Bush is a unique New Zealand heritage site consisting of two historic buildings, flanked by beautiful open... more » Owner description: Riccarton House & Bush is a unique New Zealand heritage site consisting of two historic buildings, flanked by beautiful open parkland and ornate gardens, bordered by the River Avon and set against extensive native bush forest featuring Kahikatea trees up to 600 years old. This tranquil 12 hectare reserve is located just 3.5 Km from Christchurch city centre. « less
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Ranked #20 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Malls; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #21 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Trams; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Public Transportation Systems
Owner description: Hop on board one of our heritage trams for an entertaining and informative tour of the inner city! Use the trams to explore... more » Owner description: Hop on board one of our heritage trams for an entertaining and informative tour of the inner city! Use the trams to explore must-see attractions including the Canterbury Museum, Botanic Gardens, the Re:START container mall and New Regent Street. Your ticket is valid for one day and allows you to jump on and off the trams as you please. Tickets are available from the Tram Drivers and Tram Hosts, or from the Tram Shop in Cathedral Junction. Welcome aboard! « less
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Ranked #22 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #23 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #24 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Historic Sites; Tours
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Ranked #25 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Fountains; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Beaches; Geologic Formations
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Ranked #27 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #29 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #30 of 125 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Forests; Nature and Parks
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