You'll find highly-trained local staff with vast local knowledge about the best things to see and do in the area. From major attractions to hidden gems off the beaten path, our friendly staff can help plan an itinerary that works for you, whatever your time and budget. For a comprehensive guide to Visitor Information Centres in the Christchurch and Canterbury region, click here.
350,000 est at June 2006
Canterbury has warm summers and cool to cold winters. Maximum temperatures in summer are typically in the 27C-33C range. The highest temperature ever recorded in Christchurch was 42C. In winter the temperatures can range from 2C-12C.
NZ European, Maori, Pacific, Asian.
Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Garden City, Gateway to South Island, Aoraki/Mt Cook, Alps to Ocean
City Buses: Christchurch Free Central City Shuttle Services. The shuttle which is a distinctive yellow colour runs every 10 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes in the evening.
Christchurch Tramway Limited: A historic tram ride around the city centre. Trundle through the tree lined streets, past buzzing streetside cafes. A great way to experience the inner city of Christchurch. www.tram.co.nz
Punting on the Avon River: Sit back, relax in a punt as a boatman guide past the sights of the central city, check them out here.