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Ranked #1 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Gardens; Cultural
This garden is home to the best collection of exotic and indigenous plants in New Zealand.
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Ranked #3 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
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Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Trams; Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
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 #5 of 108 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 #6 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
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Ranked #7 of 108 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 #8 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Neighborhoods; Geologic Formations; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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 #11 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Scenic Railroads; Outdoors
Owner description: KiwiRail Scenic Journeys is New Zealand's only long distance passenger train operator. We take passengers across New Zealand... more » Owner description: KiwiRail Scenic Journeys is New Zealand's only long distance passenger train operator. We take passengers across New Zealand in comfort and style through some of the most scenic areas of the North and South Islands. It is an experience, not just a journey. The Coastal Pacific is our summer train, traveling between Picton & Christchurch in the South Island between October and April each year. It's a dramatic tour of New Zealand's coastline between the Pacific Ocean and the breath-taking Kaikoura ranges, journeying through 22 tunnels, across 175 bridges and past spectacular wildlife. Coastal Pacific services connect with the Interislander Ferry & Sounds Air Scenic flights in Picton, taking passengers to and from the capital city, Wellington. KiwiRail Scenic also operate the Northern Explorer (previously the Overlander) between Auckland and Wellington, and the TranzAlpine between Christchurch and Greymouth. « less
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Ranked #12 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Trams; Cultural
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 #13 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Zoos/Aquariums
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 #14 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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 #15 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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 #16 of 108 attractions in Christchurch

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 #17 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Educational Sites; Museums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Specialty Museums; Cultural
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 #18 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Historic Sites; Parks; Cultural
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 #19 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Malls; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #20 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Museums
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Ranked #21 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Trams; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Public Transportation Systems; Cultural
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 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #23 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #24 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Historic Sites; Tours; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Cultural
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Ranked #26 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Islands; Outdoors
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Ranked #27 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #29 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Forests; Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #30 of 108 attractions in Christchurch
Category: Historic Sites; Outdoors
Owner description: The park is comprised of an Edwardian township, which includes buildings from a church and a police house to a bakery and a... more » Owner description: The park is comprised of an Edwardian township, which includes buildings from a church and a police house to a bakery and a railway station, as well as an exhibition area. « less
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