Known affectionately as The Garden City, thanks to its expansive parks and public gardens, Christchurch is a great place to visit. Here are a few must sees to do while spending a weekend in Christchurch. You can book accommodation right now on Yellow Maps.
Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City is truly reflected in the Botanic Gardens.
Undoubtedly the finest collection of exotic and indigenous plants found anywhere in New Zealand, the Gardens provide spectacular displays all year round.Large majestic trees and sweeping lawns providing a wonderful backdrop to feature gardens including rock, water, rose and herb gardens.
Sit back, relax and just drift along through parks and gardens, under shady trees and enjoy the tranquillity of your own punting journey on the Avon River. Each punt is custom-built, fully upholstered and comes complete with its own boatperson to do all the work. All you have to do is enjoy the ride.
The Cathedral Square Market
Located in the heart of the Christchurch City, is Cathedral Square and it's outdoor market. Offering handcrafted and imported goods, grab something to eat at one of the food vendors and enjoy the atmosphere which makes the Square unique.
Catch a tram
Christchurch's heritage trams are a great way to experience the heritage and charm that makes Christchurch special.The trams follow a 2.5 kilometre loop around central Christchurch taking in Cathedral Square, Southern Encounter Aquarium, Botanic Gardens and Punting on the Avon to name just a few. The beautifully restored heritage trams are also available for cocktail functions or a unique la carte dining experience on the Tramway Restaurant.
Southern Encounter Aquarium
Located in the heart of Christchurch's Cathedral Square, Southern Encounter Aquarium & Kiwi House is designed to take you on a journey of discovery to explore the splendour of the South Island's unique aquatic wildlife as well as Tuatara and native Geckos. Over 120 different species are displayed including Sharks, Rays, Eels and much more. Check out the scheduled feeds and feed the fish yourself!
Have fun and don't forget that you can book accommodation right now on Yellow Maps.
Editorial by Katherine Robinson