Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand's South Island. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps.
Within two hours of the international airport, you can ski at a world-class alpine resort, play golf, bungy jump, raft, mountain bike, hot-air balloon, wind surf, whale watch and visit internationally-acclaimed wineries and gardens.
Find things to see, eat and do in Christchurch with the Find Chch interactive map.
ChristchurchNZ provides the vision and leadership to attract events, visitors, businesses, talent, students and investors to our city of opportunity.
A wide range of statistics, facts and demographic profiles on Christchurch City.
Christchurch is a vibrant, energetic city where urban regeneration and creativity thrive.
Some of the best thinkers in the world are coming here to get involved, explore and share world-leading ideas for the future.
Useful information for migrants and newcomers has all the key information you need to help you get settled, from transport to banking, and tax to medical care.
New Zealand citizenship ceremonies are held regularly in Christchurch, the venue to be confirmed about a month before the ceremony date.
The Business Improvement District programme enables the Council and business sector to partner to improve the local business environment and boost the economy.
Browse through photos and videos of Christchurch.
Akaroa Harbour is still the primary destination for cruise ships visiting Canterbury due to earthquake damage in Lyttelton Harbour.