Visitors can arrive in Christchurch through our international airport or by road from the Inter Island Ferry at Picton via State Highway 7.
Getting here is easy. You may find leaving a little more difficult ...
Visit Christchurch - New Zealand’s ‘Garden City’, home to over 740 parks, gardens and reserves. Experience the four seasons and contrasting colours of Christchurch and be inspired by the heart of the South Island. Enjoy the true tranquillity of a punt down the Avon River, take a leisurely stroll through the Botanic Gardens or explore the city’s green heart, Hagley Park where many of Christchurch’s major festivals and events (external link) are held.
Head into central Christchurch to visit the city’s uber cool shipping container retail precinct, Re:START (external link) . Uncover open air markets and indulge in the eclectic atmosphere of busy cafes, bars and restaurants dotted around the city.
So make sure you explore Christchurch and its amazing Canterbury backyard; this vibrant and picturesque city is surrounded by natural wonders – the sparkling Pacific Ocean, majestic Southern Alps, and an ancient volcanic peninsula.
Discover Canterbury’s lush vineyards, pristine glacial lakes, worldclass natural wildlife experiences and Mount Cook National Park – all part of this region of remarkable contrasts.
If you want to visit, (external link) live, (external link) study (external link) or do business (external link) in Christchurch visit www.christchurch.org.nz (external link) for more information.
To discover things to see and do in Christchurch find your way around this new interactive map (external link) .