Christchurch is the biggest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Nicknamed the Garden City, it boasts an abundance of parks and green spaces – along with many other attractions, activities, and beautiful natural landscapes. Start your journey conveniently by checking in for your Cathay Pacific flight to Christchurch online or through our app.
Attractions in Christchurch
There are plenty of things to do in Christchurch. Visit Ferrymead Heritage Park and have fun exploring a recreation of an Edwardian town, learn more about the area at Canterbury Museum, or observe fascinating creatures from around the world at Orana Wildlife Park. Other highlights include Christchurch Art Gallery, the International Arctic Centre, and the Botanic Gardens. Don’t leave without first taking in the great views from Christchurch Gondola, and if you’re interested in hiking, head on to Riccarton Bush, where you can also try rafting, cycling, and punting.
Christchurch travel tips
Getting around Christchurch is easy by foot, bicycle, tram, or bus. The city has the most festivals out of all of New Zealand’s cities, including the Festival of Romance, which takes place the ten days before Valentine’s Day. Families can enjoy the midwinter Kidsfest, and during the summertime, Carnival Week and the World Buskers Festival.