Christchurch Attractions

First on your Christchurch tourist attractions to-do list should be a walk through the beautiful Botanical Gardens. We also recommend punting on the Avon river. The Antarctic Centre offers a unique insight into the wonders of this fascinating frozen continent. Lyttelton Harbour offers beautiful views across the water to Banks Peninsula. Half day trips include a visit to picturesque Diamond Harbour on the Diamond Harbour Ferry plus tours of Quail Island.

Quail Island Adventures

Quail Island Adventures

Offers fascinating, informative half-day tours exploring Quail Island, home to many native birds and sea birds including the rare white flippered little blue penguins.

Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum

Located in the heart of Christchurch City, showcasing the natural, cultural and social history of Christchurch, Canterbury and Antarctica. Offers free guided tours.

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

An iconic Christchurch tourist attraction, offering relaxing punting rides on the beautiful avon river which meanders through the Botanical gardens in central Christchurch.

International Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre

Showcases the wonders of Antarctica including a Snow and Ice Experience, a simulated 4D cruise, fun Hagglund rides, audio tours plus the chance to view little Blue Penguins.

Christchurch Tramway

Christchurch Tramway

Offers 25-minute, hop-on hop-off Inner city tours showcasing the city's attractions, historic buildings and cultural highlights on restored heritage trams.

Christchurch Gondola

Christchurch Gondola

Climb to 500m (1500ft) where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Pacific ocean, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch city and the southern alps.

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

A large conservation park featuring a wide range of native and introduced wildlife in natural bush surroundings - including the rare Brown Kiwi.