Christchurch New Zealand information. Christchurch city accommodation and hotel booking, travel, tours, activities and things to do. Events, maps and news for Christchurch NZ region.
New Zealand map showing Christchurch


Welcome to, a website dedicated to providing information about Christchurch, New Zealand. Find your perfect hotel or other accommodation for your stay, or book something to do in the tours or activities section.

Christchurch is in recovery following a series of earthquakes from September 4, 2010. The most damaging earthquake was on February 22, 2011; when 185 people lost their lives. The central business district has a mix of brand new high specification buildings, restored buildings, old buildings showing earthquake damage, and empty sites cleared after demolition. Christchurch provides is a unique view on a city rebuilding - which makes it a must see destination.

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island, with a population of over 300,000. The Garden City was also, pre-earthquakes, the most attractive city in New Zealand, with extensive inner city public gardens and parks, the shallow Avon river meandering though the city centre, and a pedestrian oriented downtown centred on Cathedral Square. Redevelopment plans intend to restore central Christchurch around the featured garden areas and Avon river.

Christchurch was a planned settlement founded by English colonialists. This rich English history is still apparent in the city's atmosphere; tram lines loop around the city, you can punt down the Avon, and the city was scattered with impressive Neo-Gothic buildings.

Christchurch enjoyed the largest collection of Gothic architecture in the country, with Christchurch Cathedral (in Cathedral Square), the Canterbury Museum, Christ's College School, and the former University of Canterbury, which was converted to the cultural centre of Christchurch, the Arts Centre. Post-earthquake, the Cathedral is a shell and the Arts Centre has suffered extensive damage.

Christchurch is also a city which embraces festivity, with a continuous stream of events and festivals throughout the year, including the Christchurch Arts Festival, New Zealand Cup and Show Week, the World Buskers Festival, the Lyttelton Festival of Lights, the Ellerslie International Flower Show and the Antarctic Festival - each celebrating particular aspects of Christchurch's unique character.

Christchurch contains one of the two main international airports for the country, and is connected via a tunnel to a seaport at Lyttelton on Bank's Peninsula. It is the Gateway to the South Island and is the perfect place to launch your New Zealand holiday.

Christchurch Cathedral (pre earthquake) Punting on the Avon Daffodils in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens

Powered by EventFinda

Featured Christchurch Events

Synthony 2019 The Christchurch Art Show 2019 Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers Lamb & Hayward Masterworks: Organic Katchafire
Synthony 2019
Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch
From Friday 6 September 2019 to Saturday 7 September 2019
The Christchurch Art Show 2019
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch
From Friday 21 June 2019 to Sunday 23 June 2019
Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers
Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch
Wednesday 9 October 2019
Lamb & Hayward Masterworks: Organic
Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch
Saturday 22 June 2019
The Bedford, Christchurch
From Saturday 6 July 2019 to Sunday 7 July 2019

Christchurch News

powered by Google News  
 19 Jun 2019 
Man sent to prison for 21 months for distributing footage of Christchurch terrorist attack appealing his sentence  TVNZ

In a previous court appearance Philip Arps pleaded guilty to two charges laid under the Films, Videos and Publication Classifications Act.

Prev Next

315 Motel Riccarton315 Motel Riccarton - Motel.

Offering unlimited free WiFi, 315 Riccarton Motel is just 10 minutes' drive from AMI Stadium and Horncastle Arena (CBS...

Akaroa Day Tour from ChristchurchAkaroa Day Tour from Christchurch - Day Tour - Christchurch. Starting from $225.00 per person.

Enjoy a Sightseeing tour to Akaroa through the spectacular scenery surrounding Banks Peninsula, formed following...


New Zealand - Auckland - Bay of Islands - Rotorua - Wellington - Christchurch - Queenstown - Fiordland - Accommodation - Activities & Tours - Bus - Car Rental - Events - News - Virtual Tour - NZ Guide Book - Slide Show - Search