Sights & Attractions in Christchurch and Canterbury


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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
Aigantighe Art Gallery
Pronounced "egg and tie", (Scottish Gaelic for...
Museums / Galleries Timaru
Akaroa Historic Area Walk
Amble along the narrow streets past old-fashioned...
Trails Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula
Akaroa Museum
The focus of historic interest is the Akaroa...
Museums / Galleries Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula
Antigua Boat Sheds & Cafe
Built for the Christchurch Boating Club in 1882,...
Marinas / Piers Christchurch
Arts Centre
For the most part, the historic Arts Centre...
Architectural Sites, Historic Districts / Sites Christchurch
Bridge of Remembrance
Arching over Cashel Street, this Oamaru,...
Bridges / Tunnels Christchurch
Canterbury Museum
When this museum was founded in 1867, its trading...
Museums / Galleries Christchurch
Christchurch Art Gallery—Te Puna O Waiwhetu
The city's stunning art gallery wows visitors as...
Museums / Galleries Christchurch
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
One of the largest city parks in the world, these...
Gardens / Arboretums Christchurch
Christchurch Cathedral
Sadly, this dominating landmark at the heart of...
Religious Sites, Archaeological Sites Christchurch
Firefighters Memorial
Local artist Graham Bennett used crooked girders...
Memorials / Monuments Christchurch
Hagley Park
Hagley Park was developed by European settlers in...
Parks Christchurch
Landing Service Building
Once a harborside office, the Landing Service...
Architectural Sites Timaru
Okains Bay
The contrast of the rim of the old volcanic cone...
Bodies of Water Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula
Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum
This collection of buildings contains 20,000...
Museum Village, Museums / Galleries, Beaches, Historic Districts / Sites Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula
Pleasant Point
A 20-minute drive northwest from Timaru is...
Memorials / Monuments Timaru
Provincial Council Chambers
This impressive complex of Gothic Revival stone...
Historic Districts / Sites, Government Buildings Christchurch
South Canterbury Museum
Anything to do with South Canterbury's past gets...
Museums / Galleries Timaru
St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church
The bell in this church's belfry came out with...
Religious Sites Christchurch
State Highway 75
State Highway 75 leads from Christchurch out onto...
Scenic Drives Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula
Suffrage Memorial
This bronze memorial wall, unveiled in 1993,...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Christchurch
Te Ana – Ngai Tahu Rock Art Centre
This interpretative walk-through experience...
Museums / Galleries Timaru
Victoria Square
This square was named for Queen Victoria in her...
Historic Districts / Sites Christchurch


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