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0 Best Christchurch Attractions Every Tourist Must See

On the east coast of South Island of New Zealand, at the base of the Banks Peninsula is the city of Christchurch.

Top Attractions

The major attraction in Christchurch was always the Cathedral. Major earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 destroyed many of Christchurch’s historic buildings, including this popular landmark. A transitional church, The Cardboard Cathedral has temporarily replaced it. The only Cathedral in the world made primarily of cardboard. Further aftermaths of the earthquakes are on exhibition at Quake City.

Kids & Family

One of the very best museums in New Zealand is the Antarctic Centre near the Christchurch airport. A really fun interactive outing. Get close to penguins or survive an Antarctic storm. Ride in a Hagglund. Or take the kids to the Orana Wildlife Park for a close encounter with their animals. See close up how long a giraffe’s tongue is or watch the lions fighting over their dinner.

Shopping

A most unusual shopping experience is available in Christchurch at the Container Mall, a centre made from shipping containers soon after the earthquake as temporary housing until the city rebuilding is completed.

Day Tours

New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Mt Cook is a day trip option, or spend a day in the hot pools at Hanmer Springs. An exciting adventure for the entire family would be a Whale Watching boat ride from the beautiful town of Kaikoura.

0 Most Popular Attractions in Christchurch

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Itineraries

5-Day New Zealand South Island Tour Itinerary from Christchurch

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New Zealand’s South Island is home to the most breathtaking sceneries which are literally straight out of fantasy films. The region is famed for the multit...

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