Christchurch Guide to Travel

Christchurch New Zealand

The Christchurch Traveller's Guide features up to date Christchurch tourist information on hotels and other accommodation, activities and attractions, tours, transport options, booking deals and more.
Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city and the main gateway for visitors to the South Island is Christchurch International Airport. It is situated midway down the east coast between Banks Peninsula and the Canterbury Plains.

Christchurch is known as ‘the Garden City’ and features many expansive parks and gardens, heritage buildings, art galleries, museums as well as a lively restaurant scene.

Great New Zealand Christchurch Travel Guide includes accommodation and tourism services for Christchurch city & suburbs, Sumner Beach, Lyttelton, Kaiapoi, Akaroa and Banks Peninsula.

For tourism services in the rest of the Canterbury region, please go to the Canterbury Travel Guide.

Christchurch Earthquake Update for Travellers October 2012

Christchurch experienced a number of earthquakes during 2010 and 2011, the most damaging occurring on 22 February 2011. Further aftershocks have made no significant change to the city's status.

Most of the damaged buildings in Christchurch and Lyttelton have either been removed or made safe and a significant rebuild process is underway. Meanwhile, a small area of the Christchurch CBD remains cordoned off and accommodation within the central city is limited.

However there are still plenty of accommodation providers operating within Christchurch as well as throughout the remainder of the Canterbury region.

All public transport systems are operating normally including Christchurch Airport and Addington Railway Station. Main roads to & from Christchurch are all open.

NZ Met Service - Current weather in Christchurch
Latest forecasts, temperatures, weather maps, radar rain images and more weather information for Christchurch and the whole country

Google Maps - Christchurch
Zoom the maps for the whole country, calculate distances and driving times anywhere in the country or to and from Christchurch

More Christchurch Travel Information
More Christchurch tourism options in the Great New Zealand Travel Guide.