Christchurch holidays are all about journeying into one of New Zealand’s most beautiful areas: the Canterbury Region. The vistas and beautiful countryside that surround the metropolis greet you the moment you step off the plane and will confirm why you have chosen here for your holiday.
There is more to Christchurch than the stunning scenery though. The city holds a unique position in Kiwi culture and there is lots to see and do in the metropolis, ranging from traditional tram rides to theatre trips and museums.
As the South Island’s largest city, you can expect to find lots of things to do in Christchurch. Unique shopping malls like The Containers will satisfy your retail urges, while fascinating museums and art spaces in the city’s historical neo-gothic buildings provide insight into Christchurch’s culture. Just beyond the urban area, you’ll find city suburbs like Sumner and Methven, which provide fantastic outdoor activities.
When deciding where to eat in Christchurch, you’ll find lots of similarities between New Zealand and Australia. There’s a heavy British influence on New Zealand cuisine too, even among the local Maori population. As a country with a big agricultural heritage, expect good, hearty comfort food that makes the most of seasonal ingredients and offerings.
No matter what kind of retail experience you’re looking for, shopping in Christchurch will grant you a little bit of everything. From upmarket shopping precincts like Cashel Street in the city centre to catch-all shopping centres like Westfield Riccarton, there are hundreds of local stores stocking the perfect souvenirs just waiting for you to find them.
Filling your days with exciting Christchurch attractions will be ‘easy as’. Discover historic sites, amazing art, and multicultural quarters. That’s just in the city. Venture a little further out and you’ll be among some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Ask anyone that’s already visited Christchurch and they will likely tell you that there is a lot more to see beyond the city walls.
New Zealand is a country overflowing with natural beauty and, as such, Christchurch’s parks and squares will be unmissable to visitors wanting to get out and about. From the spectacular North Hagley Park to the beachside camping of South New Brighton, there’s plenty to satisfy your outdoorsy, adventurous side in Christchurch.
New Zealand is a country with a unique history. As a result, Christchurch has become a fascinating cultural melting pot. The city’s arts and culture scene is expansive and lively. From galleries showcasing Maori artists to museums celebrating New Zealand’s proud oceanic history, you’ll find no shortage of informative and engaging cultural attractions to give you a real sense of what Christchurch and New Zealand are really about.