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Experience the 'garden city' with a visit to its famous botanical gardens. Originating from a single oak tree that was planted in 1863, the Christchurch Botanical Gardens are now home to one of New Zealand's finest collections of exotic and native plants. The garden's central location makes it a popular place to escape the busy city streets and relax under a 120-year-old tree. Other highlights of the park include the Avon River and its numerous bridges. Take a punt boat ride down the river and appreciate the city's serene beauty.
If you prefer fauna over flora, then you're going to love the Orana Wildlife Park. Located just outside of the city, the Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand's only open range zoo, spanning an impressive 80 hectares of natural habitat. The wildlife park takes its name from the Maori word for 'place of refuge' and houses a number of endangered species. Orana has a range of African and South American animals including giraffes, lions, zebras, rhinoceroses and spider monkeys. Local animals are also protected and the park has a dedicated Kiwi breeding unit.
If you're keen to see more of the country's exotic creatures, visit the Southern Encounter Aquarium and Kiwi House where you can get up close to the country's rare national bird.
Christchurch Airport (CHC)
Flights from Australia to Christchurch will disembark at Christchurch International Airport.
Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is the main access point for New Zealand's South Island. The airport consists of a domestic terminal and an international terminal within the one building, however construction is underway of a new domestic terminal building.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Christchurch International Airport. Book your Christchurch Airport accommodation.
Getting to Christchurch
There are several airlines that offer flights to Christchurch from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take three hours. Direct flights from Melbourne take three hours and 15 minutes. Direct flights from Brisbane take three hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Perth via Sydney take around nine hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Christchurch
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Christchurch from Australia include:
For more information on airlines that offer flights to Christchurch, have a look at our international airline page.
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