There is nowhere else in the world where, within two hours of an international airport, you can ski at a world-class alpine resort, play golf, bungy jump, raft, mountain bike, hot-air balloon, wind surf, whale watch and visit internationally-acclaimed wineries and gardens.
Christchurch is New Zealand's second-largest city and the gateway to the South Island. Bordered by Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps.
You can explore the city by foot, on an open top bus, tram or even relax as you float down the Avon River on a punt. Experience polar life at the International Antarctic Centre, see the rare kiwi at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, dive into aviation history at the Air Force Museum or visit Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand’s only open range zoo. Don’t miss visiting Christchurch.
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