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The Ultimate Travel Guide To Christchurch New Zealand

6th Jul 12

As the third-largest city in New Zealand, Christchurch is known as the Garden City and has always been a very popular tourist destination - whether it's for a short weekend trip, or a long family holiday. There are plenty of things to see and do in Christchurch and the surrounding region - take a look at just a few of them! Image of a map of New Zealand pointing out Christchurch’s location.

Black Cat Cruises - 

This tour company offers Akarua Harbour Nature Cruises, just 90 minutes from Christchurch. Before your cruise, enjoy exploring this French-inspired sea-side town, and don't forget to try swimming with the dolphins while you're there. This is one of Christchurch's most popular attractions - make sure you take the time to try it! 

Ellerslie Flower Show - 

This annual show is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. The show runs over five days and features a whole range of flower and plant presentations from local and international gardeners. Not to be missed! 

Punting on the Avon River - 

Take a quiet trip down the Avon River and past Christchurch's Botanic Gardens. Each trip takes approximately 30 minutes and features an informative commentary from your Edwardian Punter. This is an iconic Christchurch attraction and very popular - so make sure you book ahead. 

International Antarctic Centre - 

Looking for an activity the whole family will enjoy? The Christchurch International Antarctic Centre features a variety of activities including the Snow and Ice Experience and Antarctic Storm, and the Antarctic Vehicle - the Hagglund. You can even see real Little Blue Penguins that have been rescued from the wild. 

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve - 

Another family-friendly attraction is the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. You can see farm animals, the New Zealand kiwi bird and other rare New Zealand wildlife up close, and learn about conservation and rehabilitation from the resident bird specialists. 

Getting around 

Why not combine your accommodation and transport with a campervan hire in Christchurch, New Zealand? We've got small vans suitable for two people, or large motorhomes for up to six people - travel in comfort with the whole family! 

Known for its scenic walkways and flat landscape, Christchurch is also the perfect place to get around by foot where you can. Spend a few days, a week or more in Christchurch so you have plenty of time to explore the Garden City, the friendly people and the surrounding Canterbury region. 

If you're thinking of making a trip soon, make sure you book a campervan rental in Christchurch, New Zealand - it's the best way to get around and make sure you can explore in comfort and style!

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