Visiting Christchurch - What to See and Do

(Christchurch International Airport CHC, New Zealand)

With surfing, dolphin swimming, breweries and vineyards, even skiing in the nearby Southern Alps; Christchurch has much to offer holidaymakers than many worldwide cities. Located on New Zealand's South Island and home to the island's only international airport, Christchurch is the country's third-largest city as well as being the capital of the Canterbury region.

Ten things you must do in Christchurch

  • Get up close and personal with one of nature's most fascinating creatures by going swimming with dolphins on the Canterbury coast.
  • Sample some of New Zealand's best wine at one of the many vineyards located near the city.
  • Stroll along the wide variety of tramping and walking trails scattered throughout the city.
  • Spend a day punting along Christchurch's scenic Avon River and watch the city drift lazily by.
  • Hit the spectacular slopes of the nearby Southern Alps for an exhilarating day of skiing or snowboarding.
  • Soar high above the city and enjoy breathtaking views while on one of the many champagne balloon flights offered in Christchurch.
  • Marvel at some of the largest animals on the planet on a whale-watching excursion to the nearby town of Kaikoura.
  • Explore Christchurch's excellent array of art galleries and museums including the newly constructed Te Puna o Waiwhetu.
  • Check out the Montana Christchurch International Jazz Festival and hear musicians from all over New Zealand and the world.
  • Take a trip on the Christchurch Gondola and travel 3,280 feet up to the top of Port Hills for stunning panoramic views.

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