World Famous Attractions in Christchurch
There’s plenty of attractions in Christchurch and all attractions offer plenty of fun-filled activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy.
The Arts Centre is home to one of the most significant collections of heritage buildings in New Zealand. Originally this was the University of Canterbury’s town site now a great venue for concerts, a relaxed hang out and a great place to shop (especially at the iconic Fudge Cottage).
Between 1905 and 1954, electric trams were a fabulous way for people to get around Christchurch, including to the beachside suburb of New Brighton. Nowadays you can hop on a tram to explore the city centre or have a romantic date on the restaurant tram.
Here are some of Christchurch’s other most popular and iconic places to visit:
- Orana Wildlife Park
- Play golf at Clearwater Resort
- Take a trip to the International Antarctic Centre
- Relax in the surrounds of Mona Vale Gardens
- Visit the Air Force Museum
Or you could enjoy a great day trip just 90 minutes outside of Christchurch to the popular Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa. It's famous year round for its hot springs complete with lazy river that kids will love. With the luxurious day Spa adjacent, you can indulge in a range of treatments or enjoy private pools, sauna and steam rooms.