Things to do in Christchurch

From unique architecture to world-class dining, adventure sports to relaxing affairs - there is easily something to enjoy in this innovative city. 

And for those that enjoy street art and galleries - this will be your haven. 

Stroll around shops, through museums, and discover the markets before taking to the edges of a volcano to get a glimpse of the incredible scenery. In one direction - the immaculate Southern Alps and to the other the South Pacific Ocean. 

Christchurch Accommodation

Whether you're after a weekend getaway, in between train journeys or enjoying a stay-cation, there is a range of fantastic options to stay in Christchurch. 

Suited for every travel style, rest easy knowing your accommodation is just around the corner. From the uber-modern Rydges Latimer to the central Crown Plaza

If you're journeying to Christchurch by camper van, why not explore the many camping facilities. From New Brighten to Godley Heads, Canterbury Plains to Banks Peninsula or the city - there are a myriad of comfortable places to rest easy. 

Getting to Christchurch

Travel to Christchurch by train aboard the heavenly TranzAlpine train, or the iconic Coastal Pacific train. You can choose one of our day experiences, or book a short escape and discover the cultural buzz of Christchurch.

History of Christchurch

On 31st July 1856, Christchurch secured the status of a city through a 'Royal Charter', cementing its position as the oldest established city in New Zealand.

The settlement was officially named "Christchurch" in homage to Christ Church, Oxford.