If you're wondering what to do in Christchurch, ask yourself this: Where else in the world can you travel two hours from an international airport and find yourself experiencing tours or activities like skiing at a world-class alpine resort, playing golf at an award winning international course, experience unique wildlife encounters or visit internationally acclaimed wineries and gardens? While parts of Christchurch’s central city is still cordoned off, the existing iconic attractions remain largely unaffected by the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 offering plenty of things to see and do while visiting the Garden City.
Christchurch is not only the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island but also to Antarctica and you can catch a glimpse of life on the icy continent at the International Antarctic Centre - one of the most interesting places to visit while in the Canterbury region. Punting down the Avon River has always been a favourite activity for both visitors and locals. The Avon weaves its way through the many parks and tree-lined streets of Christchurch and is a fantastic way to experience the English ambience and see the impressive public spaces and beautiful gardens. Christchurch is becoming well known for its exciting and ingenious re-development and there are certainly plenty of interesting and inspiring things to do for tourists visiting this vibrant garden city. Watch this space!