Things to do in Christchurch

This is a list of top places to visit in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch is a historic English-themed city located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The river that runs through Christchurch, also known as Avon River or Hagley Stream in some parts depending upon where you are within its narrow channels; meanders past many old buildings preserved from before World War II when they were destroyed by earthquakes however there remains hope for those who survived this tragedy because now people can enjoy these gorgeous landscapes once more thanks to restored parks like Botanical Gardens which has amazing flowers throughout summertime!

Christchurch is New Zealand’s largest city and the seat of its Canterbury region. Situated on an eastern seaboard, just north to Banks Peninsula (a major land mass) lies this Maori settlement that was founded by settlers from London in 1848 after they had arrived on ships via Melbourne; named ‘Christ’ Church because it served as their spiritual home while abroad-especially during those early days when traveling around these parts felt like you could be stepping into another world entirely!

Lovoir Beauty Salon and Day Spa Christchurch

Address: Shop 109, Level 1, The Crossing, 166 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011

Phone: 03-423 1166

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Lovoir is a day spa in christchurch that offers many services to help you feel your best. From skin care and beauty treatments, such as facials or laser hair removal sessions – all the way down to relaxing moments spent pampered with a massage, manicures/pedicures at our day spa! We pride ourselves on delivering an elegant environment where clients are treated like royalty while they indulge in stunning senses of luxury provided by the best.

Visit the number one Day Spa Christchurch has to offer.

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International Antarctic Centre

Address: 

Corner Roy Place and Orchard Road Christchurch Airport Christchurch 8052

Phone:

03-357 0519

https://iceberg.co.nz 

The International Antarctic Centre is located in the suburb of Harewood Christchurch New Zealand close to Christchurch International Airport. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the city. Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Antarctic_Centre 

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Address: 

Rolleston Avenue Christchurch Central City Christchurch 8013

Phone:

03-941 7590

https://ccc.govt.nz/parks-and-gardens/christchurch-botanic-gardens

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens located in the central city of Christchurch New Zealand were founded in 1863 when an English oak was planted to commemorate the solemnisation of the marriage of Prince Albert and Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christchurch_Botanic_Gardens

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Canterbury Museum

Address: 

11 Rolleston Avenue Christchurch Central City Christchurch 8013

Phone:

03-366 5000

https://canterburymuseum.com

The Canterbury Museum is a museum located in the central city of Christchurch New Zealand in the citys Cultural Precinct. The museum was established in 1867 with Julius von Haast whose collection formed its core as its first director.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canterbury_Museum_Christchurch

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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Address: 

60 Hussey Road Northwood Christchurch 8051

Phone:

03-359 6226

https://willowbank.co.nz  

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife park and nature reserve in Christchurch New Zealand.

As well as having public displays of various animal species it also carries out conservation of native species including tuatara kiwi brown teal and duvaucels gecko. Wikipedia 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willowbank_Wildlife_Reserve

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Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Address: 

Montreal Street Christchurch Central City Christchurch 8013

Phone:

03-941 7300

https://christchurchartgallery.org.nz

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife park and nature reserve in Christchurch New Zealand.

As well as having public displays of various animal species it also carries out conservation of native species including tuatara kiwi brown teal and duvaucels gecko. Wikipedia 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willowbank_Wildlife_Reserve

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Orana Wildlife Park

Address: 

793 McLeans Island Road Harewood Christchurch 8051

Phone:

03-359 7109

https://oranawildlifepark.co.nz

Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealands only open-range zoo sitting on 80 hectares of land located on the outskirts of Christchurch. It opened in 1976 and is owned and operated by the Orana Wildlife Trust a registered charity. Wikipedia  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orana_Wildlife_Park

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Christchurch Gondola

Address: 

10 Bridle Path Road Heathcote Valley Christchurch 8022

Phone:

03-384 0310

https://christchurchattractions.nz

The Christchurch Gondola is a tourist attraction service offered by Christchurch Attractions in Christchurch New Zealand. The gondola base is located in Heathcote Valley and it traverses the slopes of Mount Cavendish in the Port Hills. Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christchurch_Gondola

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Air Force Museum of New Zealand

Address: 

45 Harvard Avenue Wigram Christchurch 8042

Phone:

03-343 9532

https://airforcemuseum.co.nz

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand formerly called The Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum is located at Wigram the RNZAFs first operational base in Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand. Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNZAF_Base_Ohakea

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Christchurch Adventure Park

Address: 

225 Worsleys Road Cracroft Christchurch 8022

Phone:

0508 247 478

https://christchurchadventurepark.com

Christchurch Adventure Park is an Adventure park in the Port Hills of Christchurch New Zealand. Built by the Canadian company Select Evolution it had its opening function on 16 December 2016. The 1500 holders of special passes could ride from 17 December while the park opened to the public on 21 December. Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christchurch_Adventure_Park

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Christchurch Transitional Cathedral

Address: 

234 Hereford Street Christchurch Central City Christchurch 8011

Phone:

03-366 0046

https://cardboardcathedral.org.nz

The Cardboard Cathedral formally called the Transitional Cathedral in Christchurch New Zealand is the transitional pro-cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch replacing ChristChurch Cathedral which was significantly damaged in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Wikipedia 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardboard_Cathedral

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Ferrymead Heritage Park

Address: 

50 Ferrymead Park Drive Ferrymead Christchurch 8022

Phone:

03-384 1970

https://ferrymead.org.nz

Ferrymead Heritage Park is a museum in Christchurch New Zealand housing groups with historical themes mainly transport related. Formerly known as Ferrymead Historic Park it was founded in 1964 by groups local government bodies and other interested parties. Wikipedia  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrymead

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CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki

Address: 

66 Gloucester Street Christchurch Central City Christchurch 8013

Phone:

03-366 7261

https://coca.org.nz

Centre of Contemporary Art is a curated art gallery in the central city of Christchurch New Zealand.

The gallery is administered by the Canterbury Society of Arts Charitable Trust. Wikipedia  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_of_Contemporary_Art

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The Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Address: 

Armagh Street Christchurch Central City Christchurch 8013 

Phone:

03-941 8999

https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/running-an-event/central-city-event-venues-map/margaret-mahy-playground

The Margaret Mahy Playground is a playground in the Christchurch Central City on the banks of the Avon River.

Following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake the governments Recovery Plan had a “city-wide family playground” as one of the elements of the East Frame. Wikipedia   

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Mahy_Playground

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