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

Brickman Wonders of the World LEGO Exhibition Limbo - Bread & Circus, World Buskers Festival Change Your Brain! Change Your Life! The Night Market Deep South Lazy Sundays 2019
Brickman Wonders of the World LEGO Exhibition
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch
Today to Sunday 20 January 2019
Limbo - Bread & Circus, World Buskers Festival
Today to Sunday 3 February 2019
Change Your Brain! Change Your Life!
La Vida Centre, Christchurch
Thursday 17 January 2019
The Night Market
From Thursday 17 January 2019 to Thursday 28 March 2019
Deep South Lazy Sundays 2019
Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch
From Sunday 20 January 2019 to Sunday 17 February 2019

Christchurch News

powered by Google News
 15 Jan 2019 
Christchurch on its way to becoming chlorine free  Star Kiwi

The city Council is encouraging residents to keep up the good work by doing their bit to save water this summer. Work on upgrading the city's well heads ...

Prev Next

HolyrainbowHolyrainbow - Homestay.

Holyrainbow features accommodation with a garden and free WiFi. The homestay offers a terrace. Cycling and hiking...

International Antarctic CentreInternational Antarctic Centre - Attraction - Christchurch - Airport.

Experience the wonder of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand's coolest tourist attractions.


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