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"The Garden City of New Zealand"

Christchurch Tourism

Christchurch is New Zealand's third largest city and the largest city of the South Island. It is a hub for English culture and heritage in New Zealand, combined with some of the best gardens in the world, earning it international acclaim as the 'Garden City'. The modern buildings of the city, blended with the Gothic architecture of remnants of the Victorian era heritage of Christchurch and the Canterbury region.

Before the English influence over New Zealand, Christchurch was historically called Otautahi, the Maori word signifying the place of Tautahi. While a series of earthquakes in the 21st century seriously damaged the historic structures of the city, the authorities have worked tirelessly to restore these edifices to their former glory. The cosmopolitan centre of the South Island, the city is home to a number of trendy cafes, bars and restaurants. The magnificent Avon River snakes through the city, adding to the natural beauty of the Garden city, famous for its world class Botanical Gardens. The other popular green space of the town is Hagley Park, a massive expanse which is also the site of the golf course, multiple cycling and walking paths, an international cricket arena, horse races and other recreational facilities for residents. The International Antarctic Centre, one of the few in the world, helps promote and understand tourism in the Antarctic region. Due to the amazing connectivity of the city, Christchurch is a famous stopover and gateway to the Southern Alps, as well as adventure and tourism of of the Canterbury region, such as skiing, dolphin spotting or just admiring the serene and exotic natural beauty of the area.

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What is the best time to visit Christchurch?

The best time to visit Christchurch is between the months of November and April, when the temperature is warmer and pleasant, with less chances of rainfall.
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What are the top hotels in Christchurch?

There are 619 in Christchurch which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Christchurch are Seatonwood Villas, Silverstream Lodge, Ginny's B&B, Beach Break, Colcannon House, Fiona Place Easy to Airport and Shopping Mall. You can see all the hotels in Christchurch here

What are the things to do in Christchurch?

The top things to do in Christchurch are Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Avon River, Christchurch Gondola, The International Antarctic Centre, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Riccarton House. You can see all the places to visit in Christchurch here

What are the places near Christchurch?

The top places near to Christchurch are Akaroa which is 40 km from Christchurch, Queenstown which is located 357 km from Christchurch, Waipara which is located 54 km from Christchurch, Kaikoura which is located 151 km from Christchurch, Gisborne which is located 704 km from Christchurch

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