20 reasons to visit Christchurch

20 reasons to visit Christchurch

With the Christchurch rebuild in full swing, there are so many new and amazing things popping up all over the city to explore these days.

Here are 20 things we think are definitely worthwhile experiencing in our great southern city.

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Lots to do

1.  Spend a day marvelling at amazing artworks on display at the Christchurch Art Gallery

2.  Peddle your way around town on a SPARK Bike and see the city up close

3.  Get inspired by huge Street Art murals around the city

ChCh looking up at tilt street art

4.  See incredible new architecture, both completed and on the rise

5.  Head down the historical New Regent Street for a spot of shopping amongst the Spanish mission style buildings

6.  Wander around the Botanic Gardens and take in the amazing flora and fauna

7.  Check out the view from the upstairs open air deck at Dux Central, and enjoy a delicious craft beer

8.  Step back in time and shop at the beautifully restored Tannery arcade in Woolston

9.  Take your bike or explore by foot around the Port Hills tracks, and get stunning views over the city, mountains and sea

10.  Drive to the beautiful French settled town of Akaroa for a day trip and eat cheese along the way at Barry’s Bay

11.  Have a feast for the senses at the Riccarton House farmers market on Saturday mornings

12.  Swimming with the dolphins – Kaikoura

13.  Take in a show at the beautifully restored Isaac Theatre Royal

ChCh outside isaac theatre royal
14.  Hire a surf board, or join a learn to surf lesson at Sumner beach – followed by ice cream of course

15.  Tap in to your childhood, and have a play at The Commons. Jump rope, walk the balance beam and build a tower with the building blocks

16.  Shop up a storm at Re: START, and have a bite to eat at one of the many food trucks

17.  Load up the car and head to Kaikoura for the day, and take in an eco-experience such as whale watching or exploring the seal colony along the peninsula

18.  Take a trip to the stunning Waipara region, and take in some of the country’s best wine and food

19.  Have an traditional Christchurch experience, with a punt down the Avon, a tram around the city, and a double decker city bus tour

20.  Have a night out on the town at St Asaph street/Victoria street


Photos supplied by www.christchurchnz.com

Content supplied by Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

SEE ALSO: Christchurch in Numbers

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