Sights & Attractions in Christchurch and Canterbury

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Things to Do in Christchurch

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Starting in 1916, New Zealand pilots learned how to fly at Wigram...
Museums / Galleries Christchurch
 
Antigua Boat Sheds & Cafe
Built for the Christchurch Boating Club in 1882, this green-and-white...
Marinas / Piers Christchurch
 
Arts Centre
For the most part, the historic Arts Centre (which used to be...
Architectural Sites, Historic Districts / Sites Christchurch
 
Bridge of Remembrance
Arching over Cashel Street, this Oamaru, limestone, memorial...
Bridges / Tunnels Christchurch
 
Canterbury Museum
When this museum was founded in 1867, its trading power with...
Museums / Galleries Christchurch
 
Cardboard Cathedral
As far as interim measures go, this one is right up there. Built...
Local Interest–Sight, Religious Sites, Architectural Sites Christchurch
 
Christchurch Art Gallery—Te Puna O Waiwhetu
The city's stunning art gallery wows visitors as much for its...
Museums / Galleries Christchurch
 
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
One of the largest city parks in the world, these superb gardens...
Gardens / Arboretums Christchurch
 
ChristChurch Cathedral
Sadly, this dominating landmark at the heart of the city faces...
Religious Sites, Archaeological Sites Christchurch
 
Christchurch Gondola
For one of the best vantage points to view Christchurch, the...
Transportation Sites Christchurch
 
Ferrymead Heritage Park
Ferrymead is the site of the country's first railway (built in...
Museums / Galleries, Historic Districts / Sites Christchurch
 
Firefighters Memorial
Local artist Graham Bennett used crooked girders from the collapsed...
Memorials / Monuments Christchurch
 
Hagley Park
Hagley Park was developed by European settlers in the mid-1800s...
Parks Christchurch
 
International Antarctic Centre
Ever since Scott wintered his dogs at nearby Quail Island in...
Museums / Galleries Christchurch
 
Mona Vale Gardens & Homestead
Come to stroll through the grounds along the Avon River, wandering...
Gardens / Arboretums Christchurch
 
Orana Wildlife Park
Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand's only open-range zoo and...
Zoos / Aquariums Christchurch
 
Provincial Council Chambers
This impressive complex of Gothic Revival stone and wooden buildings...
Historic Districts / Sites, Government Buildings Christchurch
 
Riccarton House and Bush
The Deans, a Scottish family, beat even the Canterbury Association...
Markets / Bazaars, Houses / Mansions Christchurch
 
St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church
The bell in this church's belfry came out with the Canterbury...
Religious Sites Christchurch
 
Suffrage Memorial
This bronze memorial wall, unveiled in 1993, commemorates 100...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Christchurch
 
Victoria Square
This square was named for Queen Victoria in her jubilee year...
Historic Districts / Sites Christchurch
 
Willowbank
In addition to familiar farm animals and other zoo regulars...
Zoos / Aquariums Christchurch
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