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Attractions - Christchurch New Zealand
Christchurch New Zealand is situated in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. Get a flight to Christchurch NewZealand airport, book a hotel or motel, there are plenty of hotels, appartments, and other accommodation, Buy a map, get a car rental and travel to the tourism spots and other attractions and activities. Backpackers love the weather in christchurch New Zealand,








AIRFORCE MUSEUM
The Air Force Museum of New Zealand is both close and convenient to get to. The Museum is located at 45 Harvard Ave on the former Air Force Base Wigram, Christchurch. For a map and personalised directions visit our Find Us page.Once you are here, there is plenty of free parking for cars, coaches and motorhomes. Alternatively, you can catch either the No.5, No.81 or Metro Star bus services.
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ARTS CENTRE
The Arts Centre is a vibrant and exciting venue for a huge range of New Zealand made art and crafts, shopping, education and entertainment. Highlights include over 40 specialty shops, fine art galleries, world-class theatre, art house cinemas, bars, restaurants and cafes, a bustling weekend art and craft market, a Friday Farmers' Market and an array of festivals and special events throughout the year.
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CANTERBURY MUSEUM
Canterbury Museum is renowned has the finest cultural and natural collections in New Zealand. Canterbury Museum has world class displays of geology, zoology, Maori, Asian and European collections.Other highlights are the hands-on Discovery Centre for children of all ages, the world's top stories from Antarctica's era of discovery and exploration, and "Living Canterbury" - a look at what makes our environment special and how we can protect it.
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CHRISTCHURCH ART GALLERY
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu opened on 10 May, 2003 in the heart of the city's cultural precinct, bounded by Worcester Boulevard, Gloucester and Montreal Streets. The new $47.5 million facility features two floors of exhibition space, two educational activity areas, an auditorium, a café and wine bar, two retail outlets, a Sculpture Garden and underground parking
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CHRISTCHURCH CASINO
Located in the heart of the city, Christchurch Casino is open 24 hours a day for dining, gaming, functions and events. Our two restaurants and two bars have a great selection of offerings including an international buffet restaurant, a la carte dining and award winning cocktails and coffee to match. Have a thrill on our gaming floors with 36 table games and 500 machines to choose from.
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CHRISTCHURCH GONDOLA
Welcome Aboard the Christchurch Gondola, the first and only Gondola in Christchurch City, and one of the most popular Christchurch activities. Take a spectacular ride far above the city, as your 4 person cabin lifts you gently up to 500m (1500ft) above sea level over the 945m ride. Stunning 360° views extend over Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean to Kaikoura; over Banks Peninsula, Lake Ellesmere and Lyttleton Harbour, and across the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps.
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CHRISTCHURCH TRAMWAY
A unique way to view the heart of Christchurch City, in the South Island of New Zealand.  Ride through the city centre in our delightful restored vintage trams, while your tram driver gives an informative commentary. You can leave the tram at any one of the 11 stops, rejoining it later. Special occasion tram charters are also available. So jump aboard and enjoy your ride – the entire trip takes about 25 minutes.
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CLEARWATER RESORT
The par 72 championship course is home to the NZ PGA Championship. Designed by John Darby in consultation with New Zealand golfing legend, Sir Bob Charles, the course combines elements of links golf inspired by the great Scottish courses with parkland golf, more reminiscent of Florida .Playable year-round, the course meanders around a succession of spring-fed lakes and trout-filled streams, with uninterrupted views of the spectacular Southern Alps.
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CULTURAL PRECINCT
Set in the heart of Christchrch City the Cultural Precinct offers a huge range of attractions and experiences in a small, beautifully arranged package.Wonderful buildings, world-class attractions and a warm welcome is waiting for you in the heart of Christchurch.The Cultural Precinct is easy to walk around, follow the map (also available in the brochure in the Visitor Centre) and spend an hour or a day taking in the delightful mix of shopping, dining  and cultural activities.
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FERRYMEAD HERITAGE PARK
The sights and sounds of a bygone era come alive at Ferrymead Heritage Park. Ferrymead marks the site of the first New Zealand railway, which operated between the park and the city from 1863. Today the park comprises an Edwardian township and an exhibition area. Step back in time to experience the streets, buildings, fashions and transportation of colonial Christchurch.
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INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE
The Antarctic attraction has twice been voted the best attraction in NZ. It is a fun interactive and hands on experience the whole family will enjoy. Slide down a snow slope in the world's first indoor Snow & Ice Experience, throw a snowball. The audio visual and interactive presentations are fantastic and the children will enjoy meeting "Pom Pom" the penguin and "Slip" the seal! The outdoor Antarctic Hägglund Ride is an Adventure Course ride on a genuine Antarctic vehicle.
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NEW ZEALAND TRAIN JOURNEYS
Two spectacular South Island unique train rides including the TranzAlpine, rated one of the top six journeys in the world. Travels daily from Christchurch to Greymouth on the West Coast through the massive Southern Alps .The TranzCoastal travels daily between Christchurch to the pretty port of Picton where it connects with the InterIslander. The journey travels along the rugged Pacific Ocean on one side and the steep mountains on the other
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ORANA WILDLIFE PARK
Orana Wildlife Park offers close up animal encounters: You can hand feed Giraffe, meet Rhino , see the Cheetah sprint and experience the awesome Lion Encounter, which enables visitors to travel through the Lion Reserve for extremely close views of the "King of Beasts" .Animal feeds occur throughout the day. An extensive native collection features the Kiwi, Tuatara and a wide range of stunning birds and reptiles. Visitors can pet friendly domestic animals in the Farmyard.
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PUNTING ON THE AVON
Experience life the way it should be, relaxed, tranquil and thoroughly enjoyable! Sink back into the velvet cushions of your boat as the Edwardian punter gently glides you down the Avon River, through the beautiful historic inner city of Christchurch. From our Park landing site, sit back and let your troubles melt away as you pass the trailing willows and leafy banks of the stunning Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
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SCIENCE ALIVE
Located in a heritage building close to the central business district Science Alive! offers a truly unique visitor experience.The ever-changing exhibition environment hosts up to four exhibitions per year with science and technology related themes, often supported by our own collection of exhibits. Challenge yourself on New Zealand's highest vertical slide; at 5.2m high this popular exhibit can test the will of the strongest adventure seeker!
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SOUTHERN ENCOUNTER
Welcome to the Southern Encounter Aquarium and Kiwi House , where we can provide you with an exciting glimpse of what lies within our locally focused attraction. We are committed to the concept of conservation through advocacy and education, and endeavour to bring you closer to the aquatic and terrestrial fauna that makes New Zealand so special .Check out approximately 150 species of fishy and feathery friends some day soon!
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WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE
New Zealand wildlife park showing native and introduced wildlife in their natural environment, as well as a wonderful farmyard and exotic display.You can also enjoy the rare experience of New Zealand's largest and most unique daytime Kiwi viewing area. Willowbank places special emphasis on spacious surroundings and animal contact. Experience Wildlife by Night. See many of New Zealand's rare nocturnal animals and birds, including kiwis in their natural environment.
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YALDHRST MUESEUM OF TRANSPORT AND TECHNOLOGY
The extensive collection of motor vehicles includes one of the oldest surviving hand fire pumps (1864), a six cylinder Leyland fire engine thought to be the only engine of this model left in the world, a unique International with a coupe body (1938), one of only five manufactured.
With over 150 automobiles carriages and many other vehicles on display you are sure to have a most memorable visit when you experience this Christchurch attraction.

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