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Stroll around idyllic riverside gardens filled with roses, irises and other plantings and take a break on the lush green lawns at this public park.

With miles of open lawns and vibrant flower beds, this serene area of parkland ensures Christchurch’s reputation as a garden city.

Discover arctic cold, visit indigenous New Zealand and journey back to the age of the dinosaurs at this extensive museum.  

Take a tram ride, go shopping and sit at a café with views of this picturesque pedestrianized street in Christchurch.

Take a trip to Antarctica to see the animals that live there and hear tales of the intrepid travellers who risked their lives to explore it.

Surf, spot birdlife, walk across wild sand dunes and shop for handmade goods at a weekly market at this sandy beach and coastal suburb.

Enjoy cafés, markets and boat trips at this scenic European port town, steeped in history and bordered by volcanic hills.

The main beach in the seaside retreat of Sumner is an idyllic place to spend a day in the sun away from the centre of Christchurch.

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Explore museums, art centers, sprawling botanic gardens, and more on this comprehensive sightseeing tour of Christchurch. Starting in the heart of the city, visit famous landmarks before embarking on a loop of the surrounding countryside, stopping at panoramic vistas and quaint port towns.

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The only restaurant Tram in New Zealand offers a unique way to see the city while enjoying a delicious dinner. Sip a welcome drink and savor a 4-course meal while the air-conditioned Tram travels through the city.

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Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand’s best, award winning tourist attractions. The International Antarctic Centre is your destination for authentic, interactive fun and provides an exciting experience of Antarctica for visitors of all ages.

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Learn what sets this region apart on a tasting tour to 4 boutique wineries, complete with a delectable gourmet lunch among the vines. Head north along the coast from Christchurch and enter the Waipara Valley, taking in the view as the untamed and wild landscape of the Southern Alps aligns itself into neat rows of grapevines that trace the valley floor.

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Embark on a tour of discovery featuring world-class scenery aboard the TranzAlpine Train. Enjoy an exhilarating jet boat ride and afternoon tea on a sheep farm in New Zealand countryside—and discover the ultimate Alpine experience.

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After a convenient shuttle from your Christchurch hotel to the train station, take a seat aboard the world-renowned TranzAlpine train. This 4.5-hour journey traverses the South Island from coast to coast, passing through the rolling farmland of Canterbury Plains and over the breathtaking mountain landscape of the Southern Alps.