Things to do

Christchurch is packed with wonderful options to fill in your spare time

Botanic Gardens

Located in the heart of Christchurch and a much loved jewel of the city. The Christchurch Botanic Gardens feature one the finest collections of exotic and native New Zealand plants in the country.


The Gondola offers a unique Christchurch sightseeing experience that you’ll never forget. Soar suspended above the valleys as the birds fly beneath your cable car. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Christchurch cityscape.


Back on track on the city streets with a newly extended route, the Trams offer a unique experience combining history and sightseeing. Enjoy a journey in style through the changing face of Christchurch’s city centre on board beautifully restored heritage Trams.

Punting on the Avon

An iconic Christchurch activity not to be missed. Admire the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens or the changing face of the city centre as you are expertly guided gently along the Avon River on our authentic Edwardian punting tours.

Antarctic Centre

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.

Cardboard Cathedral

One of Christchurch’s exciting new buildings is the Transitional ‘Cardboard’ Cathedral constructed on the site of the former St John’s Latimer Square Anglican Church. It was designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Hoyts EXTX

Christchurch’s new Hoyts multiplex has 7 screens and 18 restaurants. The complex includes a restaurant area with tables, and informal bar-style seating opening onto a central concourse. It has more than a hectare of floor space over three levels.