Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful destinations and it’s also the South Island’s largest city. Cultural and culinary delights await in the form of winery tours and evenings spent enjoying traditional Maori meals and concerts. Get a bird's-eye view of the city during a helicopter tour or venture past the buildings and sights on a bus or walking tour. The city's a great starting point for exploring the picturesque Canterbury region and beyond, and Flight Centre offers a great range of Christchurch tours to suit all travel styles and budgets.
Don't miss these Christchurch attractions
- Double-decker bus city tours
- Half- and full-day fishing excursions
- Swimming with dolphins
- Avon River
- City gardens tours
Called the 'Garden City' for its English-style gardens and dissected by the pretty Avon River, which meanders through the centre of town, a city tour of Christchurch is a great way to familiarise yourself with the picturesque sights on hand.
Take a scenic gondola ride and enjoy panoramic 360-degree views from the Summit Station. Combine it with a tram, gondola and punting combo ticket for a comprehensive overview of Christchurch’s many attractions, with a punt down the Avon one of the most relaxing ways to explore this charming city.
Once you’ve thoroughly explored Christchurch, consider signing up for a food and wine tour around the greater Canterbury region. A scenic drive along the Waipara Valley's North Canterbury Food and Wine Trail, regarded as one of New Zealand's most popular culinary excursions, will soon have you sampling some of the finest cuisines in the country.
Other popular day trips from Christchurch include excursions to Arthur’s Pass, where roaring waterfalls tumble dramatically through steep mountain gorges, while a scenic drive up to the Banks Peninsula takes you to the charming little town of Akaroa – a quaint seaside settlement first settled by the French.