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Best things to do in Christchurch

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“Home to one of New Zealand's most important public art collections. The gallery houses a collection from classics to modern art, and regularly showcases works from New Zealand and internationally based artists.”
78 locals recommend
Park
“The large park in central Christchurch with great paths for walking , cycling and Lime scootering. ”
94 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy a pleasant walk through Christchurch's botanical gardens. Visit the hot house, rose gardens and children's playground.”
58 locals recommend
Health & Beauty Service
“Here there is an excellent boutique shopping mall with outstanding cafe and pub.”
116 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“A unique Christchurch sightseeing experience, enjoy breathtaking views of the Christchurch cityscape, over the Canterbury Plains out to the mighty Southern Alps and the dramatic hills of Banks Peninsula. At the summit, experience the Time Tunnel ride, a dramatic reconstruction of the history of the region.”
55 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“A must see in Canterbury. Understand New Zealand's history and Maori culture. The quake city shows tells story about the Canterbury earthquake.”
64 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“2. Visit The Canterbury Museum Boasting a fine collection of artefacts that span New Zealand’s natural and cultural history, Canterbury Museum is a great spot to visit if you’re wanting to learn more about the region’s heritage and the people and events that have helped to shape it over time. Featuring a wide selection of permanent exhibitions focusing on subjects as broad as Antarctic exploration, Asian arts, geology, and early European settlement, as well as an ever changing lineup of special exhibitions. ”
59 locals recommend
Zoo
“See native animals and farm animals. Feed and pat farm animals. Especially great for children.”
45 locals recommend
Food Court
“This is the best ever food court. Cuisine from all over the world in one place. You can order a different meal for everyone in the group. There is pizza, burgers, sushi, steak, Mexican, Japanese. Many outstanding food vendors in one location.”
48 locals recommend
Playground
“Open 24/7 - go after the kid's bedtime to play on the sophisticated equipment.”
38 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The heart of Riccarton commerce, Westfield Mall is a hubbub of activity. A great place to shop, meet with friends, go grocery shopping, go to the movies, or grab a fast meal. Very busy with foot traffic.”
48 locals recommend
Casino
“New Zealand's first casino, there's No Better Place To Be! Christchurch Casino is an R20 all-inclusive entertainment venue with great value dining, exciting ways to play, live entertainment, awesome events, promotions, and giveaways.”
23 locals recommend
Beach
“20 minutes by car will take you to Sumner Beach. This quaint little village provides good restaurants and cafes.”
46 locals recommend
Café
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“Fabulous virant cafe in the heart of the city. great food, quirky atmosphere, excellent coffee!”
32 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Lunch and Dinner, Southeast Asian. Consistently popular, busy restaurant in peak times. Nice little bar joined. ”
36 locals recommend
Museum
“The Air Force Museum of New Zealand holds the national collection of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). The collection is diverse and includes objects covering the early days of New Zealand military aviation through to the present day.”
16 locals recommend