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Christchurch City is a world-class tourist destination with colorful landscapes and a clean environment. Christchurch tourist attractions include International Antarctic Centre, Orana Park, and Willowbank Wildlife Park. Christchurch has recognized globally as the "Garden City" for its spectacular yards. Christchurch is by far the largest city in and has the busiest airport in the South Island. Christchurch also has good cafes, bars, and restaurants. Several prominent locations such as Kaikoura, Lyttelton, Sumner, Akaroa, and the Financial Institutions Peninsula, Mt Hutt and South Canterbury are just 2 hours away from Christchurch. Christchurch was severely damaged by the earthquakes occurred in 2010 and 2012 and then it was rebuilt extensively. Christchurch is both an excellent destination for those who love nature and also those who want to enjoy city life attractions being at South Island. Christchurch tourist attractions offer various activities inside and outside of the city such as steed riding, jet boating, hiking for those who love adventure and fine restaurants, vineyards, pubs, cafes for those who wants to spend leisure time.
Hagley Park is set in the center of Christchurch makes the most amazing location for Botanical Gardens. It shares a border with Christ's College, Canterbury Museum, as well as the Arts Centre. The Botanical garden offers a perfect blend of nature and neo-gothic architecture. The Hagley park’s famous peacock fountain, exotic plants, the magnificent architecture of Cuningham Glasshouse, and the amazing bridge arc attract tourists from all over the world. Hagley Park in springtime like a colorful canvas painted by nature. With pink cherry blossoms flowers and beautiful daffodils blooming everywhere, you will find a better picturesque place than the Botanic Garden of Christchurch.
International Antarctic Centre
International Antarctic Centre is located alongside the Christchurch International Flight Terminal. It is the best tourist destination in Christchurch to enjoy the truly adventurous experiences of the Antarctic without leaving the city. Elated tourists have recently recognized the Antarctic center as one of the ‘must visit’ destination of Christchurch. And it is true to the feedback received online and offline by the tourists who visited this place. The Antarctic wildlife found here has no match with any other place at the South pole or anywhere else on our planet.
Orana Wild Animals Park
Orana Wildlife Park is the best place to watch the unique wild animals in New Zealand. The park is home to New Zealand's only gorillas, Orangutans and various other wild animals of New Zealand and Australia. You can enjoy one full day to get an awesome wildlife experience on this 80-hectare property situated just 15-minutes away from the airport. Spot giraffe, rhinoceros, kiwi and many other exclusive species of animals found here. This location provides a lifelong memorable experience that you will ever experience at any holiday destination.
Quail Island is a hiker's paradise and an ideal place to go for a stroll. If you are looking for a quiet and serene place in the wild Christchurch, nothing is better than the calmness of Quail Island. Accessed only by a ferry ride, the island is a ‘must-visit’ place in New Zealand. Exotic birds, skinks, and mushrooms founds over here are the major attractions of the island. Camping is the most preferred activity to do on Quail Island. This place also has the port known as ‘Lyttleton’ situated at the north harbor that connects a lot of tourist destination places nearby to this island. If you want to take a break from the chaotic city life of Christchurch, then Quail Island is the hidden paradise you should plan to visit.
The Cardboard Basilica is one of the most preferred places to visit in Christchurch. The prime active ingredients cardboard, glass & various other products give it the shape of an astonishing sanctuary which is undoubtedly worth a visit. Over the years, the place has been utilized for performances, festivities, weddings and funeral services. The terrific light reflections that emerged from triangular glass windows are a distinct attribute of the basilica.
How to arrive
To see the Christchurch tourist attractions, visitors can take a flight to reach here. The airport is situated 12 kilometers from the city center. It is one of the busiest airports in the south island. it also has worldwide flight connectivity right from Australia, Fiji, Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai, and seasonal flights from Perth, Rarotonga, and Taipei. There are routine public bus services from the flight terminal to the city center.
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