Christchurch Visitor Information
Christchurch is known as the Garden City all around New Zealand and the world. This is the largest of all the South Island cities having a population in excess of
400,000. The visitor will immediately notice the very English style layout of the city with its central square and parallel streets running east, west, north and south.
Winding its way through the city is the Avon River,
a focal point for relaxation where you can enjoy an afternoon watching various wildlife, the occasional canoeist or
you can take a trip on the very English Punts enjoying champagne & strawberries and a picnic hamper.
In Cathedral Square, you will find Buskers and street
stalls and you may also enjoy the architecture of Christchurch's central Cathedral. The city also boasts a fully restored Victorian electric
tram. Relax at the Art Centre and enjoy the variety of stalls and galleries.
Surrounding the city there are a multitude of activities for all walks of life. Including golf courses and driving ranges, tennis courts, wild life parks, walking tracks, cycle tracks, wind surfing, boating and much more. During the winter there are great ski fields within 1-2 hours drive, and the sea and river fishing is abundant but check to see what license you require and season regulations.
To help the visitor during their stay the city offers a variety of first class restaurants, serving a variety of dishes that will
impress. With first class service, excellent menus and the relaxed atmosphere that each establishment offers, the dining and cafe bars are popular attractions in the city.