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Destinations - Christchurch District

Christchurch is 2nd largest city in NZ & hub of the stunning Canterbury region. Known for its award-winning gardens, Christchurch enjoys a cosmopolitan ambience.

Catch a restored tram & ride around the centre of the city. Jump off to visit the Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum & Cathedral Square.

Float down the Avon River in a punt; visit Antarctica without leaving Christchurch , enter a world of real ice & snow.

Christchurch is a graceful city that values its heritage & culture, but offers year-round action & excitement. Shopping is superb; its restaurants are a celebration of fresh, natural NZ foods & superb wines.

There is a wide range of activities to enjoy in the city or within a day's easy drive. These include balloon flights over Christchurch & Canterbury , many exciting adventure pursuits, water sports & harbour cruises.

Wander the pathways of Hagley Park & Christchurch Botanic Gardens; visit Mona Vale Homestead.

Ride up the Christchurch gondola for huge views of Banks Peninsula & Lyttelton Harbour.

Discover Air Force Museum at Wigram, see classic aircraft & huge collection of aviation artefacts.

Whatever the season, Christchurch provides entertainment & events offering the best in visual & performing arts.

Christchurch attracts some of NZ's most prestigious conferences. Its compact city centre & huge range of attractions, it is the perfect place to meet for international conferences.

NZ's finest purpose-built convention centre is linked by airbridge to Christchurch's main performing arts venue, the Christchurch Town Hall.

The Westpac Centre provides a multi-purposed indoor venue for major sporting & entertainment events.

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