The Bridge of Remembrance is one of two main war memorials in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is dedicated to those who died in World War I, and serves as a memorial for those who participated in two World Wars as well as subsequent conflicts in Borneo, Korea, Malaya, and Vietnam.
The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial was opened to the public at the sixth anniversary commemoration event on 22 February 2017.. The memorial is a place to reflect on the 2010/2011 earthquakes that changed Greater Christchurch forever.
Welcome to Canterbury Museum. Visit and explore New Zealand's rich cultural and natural heritage. Learn about the past, present and future of Canterbury. There's always lots to see and do at the Museum. Entry to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated.
Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation My favourite artwork is Michael Parekowhai’s Chapman’s Homer – no question. It symbolises the strength of the bull and the strength of Christchurch post-earthquake. I’ve been involved with the Foundation since early 2015 and love what the Foundation is achieving post-earthquake.
Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch - Canterbury By Christchurch Botanic Gardens Founded in 1863 with the planting of an English oak tree, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens have grown from small beginnings to become a much-loved destination for Cantabrians and visitors alike.
The Christchurch Botanic Gardens are open every day from 7am and admission is free. The Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, open daily from 8.30am - 5pm, houses a gift shop with an array of locally sourced products, many with a botanical theme, as well as a café and a permanent interactive exhibition.
The stunning views of Christchurch city, the ocean, Southern Alps and Lyttelton Harbour make a wedding, dinner, conference or meeting at the top of Christchurch’s Mt Cavendish incomparable. View our unique Gondola function venue for more information.
Ferrymead Heritage Park Ferrymead owes its importance in history to the hills dividing Christchurch from the port of Lyttelton. Pioneers transported their goods over the steep Bridle Path from Lyttelton to Heathcote, where punts were used to cross the river into early Christchurch.
Every Friday more than 20 of the city's best food trucks and food stalls descend upon Cathedral Square from 11am until 9pm. Live entertainment, buskers, jugglers and fire dancers plus much more. Check out our Facebook page: FridayFoodTruckMarket for more information on our vendors and entertainment each week.
Hagley Park and the Botanical Gardens. Set centrally within Hagley Park and adjacent to the City centre, the Botanic Gardens are fringed on the eastern side by the Neo-Gothic architecture of Christ's College, Canterbury Museum, and the Arts Centre. The Gardens were begun in 1850 along with the founding of the city of Christchurch.
Halswell Quarry Park, Kennedys Bush Rd, Kennedys Bush, Christchurch. Guide for Halswell Quarry Park events. Halswell Quarry is a unique 60.4 hectare park, with an unusual combination of recreational walks, historic sites and botanical collections.
Antarctica... the coolest fun in Christchurch Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand’s best, award winning tourist attractions. The International Antarctic Centre is your destination for authentic, interactive fun and provides an exciting experience of Antarctica for visitors of all ages.
Mount Cavendish is located in the Port Hills, with views over Christchurch, New Zealand and Lyttelton. It is part of the crater wall of the extinct volcano that formed Lyttelton Harbour. The Mount Cavendish Reserve displays some of the best examples of lava flow to be seen on the Port Hills.
Ohinetahi consists of a number of formal rooms, of differing style and character, arranged about two axes running east-west and north-south in the arts and crafts style. The formal lawn beside the house, has curved macrocarpa hedges at one end, balanced by a pool and pool house. At the opposite end there is a rose garden enclosed in box hedges, traditional herbaceous borders leading to a gazebo, a square, walled, red garden and a walk of pleached hornbeams on stilts leading to an oval lawn.
The Park is home to New Zealand's only gorillas... and the country's only orang-utans too! Set in 80 hectares within 15 minutes’ drive of Christchurch Airport, Orana Wildlife Park provides the ultimate animal adventure. We get you up close and personal with the animals.
Our Avon River Punting tours are set aboard handcrafted flat-bottomed boats, poled along by your punter from the platformed till at the rear end of the boat. An ideal group or family activity, Punting on the Avon is an eco-friendly way to relax and enjoy Christchurch from a different perspective.
Quake City Quake City tells stories of heroism, hope and loss from the Canterbury earthquakes. It explains the science and the phenomenon of liquefaction – when the shaking liquefied the ground and it bubbled up burying streets and sinking buildings.
Riccarton Bush. Adjacent to Riccarton House is Riccarton Bush, a prominent feature also known as Deans Bush (Māori: Putaringamotu). The Māori word Pūtaringamotu means either ‘the place of an echo’ or ‘the severed ear’. The latter is a metaphoric expression referring to ‘bush isolated from the rest’.
Riccarton House and Bush Riccarton House and Bush / Pūtaringamotu is a unique New Zealand heritage site consisting of two historic buildings, flanked by beautiful open parkland and ornate gardens, bordered by Ōtākaro / Avon River and set against extensive native bush forest featuring kahikatea trees up to 600 years old.
Riccarton House and Bush / Pūtaringamotu is a unique New Zealand heritage site consisting of two historic buildings, flanked by beautiful open parkland and ornate gardens, bordered by Ōtākaro / Avon River and set against extensive native bush forest featuring kahikatea trees up to 600 years old.
The Sign of the Takahe is an historic building, planned by Harry H.G. Ell in 1918. Walking around in side the castle is like steeping back in time to King Arthur and the round table, watch out for his knights. If you are looking for the best view of Christchurch the sign of the Takahe is the place to be.
The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities is open on Level 1 of the UC Arts City Location (the old Chemistry Building) at 3 Hereford Street, in the historic Christchurch Arts Centre. If you fancy a taste of the Classics, come for a visit, or find out what's on at the Teece Museum by signing up to receive updates about our future open days, events and functions.
Travis Wetland Nature Heritage Park Travis Wetland is located in north-east Christchurch, close to sea-level, and is typical of pre-European Christchurch and Canterbury plains swamp lands. 1600 years ago it was an estuary similar to the Avon/Heathcote Estuary of today.
The clock tower was seriously damaged in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, with the time (12:51) stopped on the clock's face. Repairs in excess of NZ$700,000 were agreed to by Christchurch City Councillors in July 2012, with most of the cost to be reimbursed by insurance.