Christchurch City is one of New Zealand’s largest cities and boasts a rich selection of museums that may cover everything from New Zealand’s Maori and European heritage, to New Zealand’s natural history, to aviation and military history. Christchurch Museums offer excellent exhibits enabling you to immerse yourself into the culture and history of what has made the New Zealand of today. more
Christchurch museums may exhibit fossils, vintage aircraft, taxidermy, videos, reinactments and a range of other objects and settings to bring our cultural, natural and historical past back to life. Christchurch museums are a fun and educational experience for both families and groups alike and will leave you with a much deeper understanding of the events that have shaped and created New Zealand.
Discover New Zealand's military aviation story at the place where it all began. Engage with stories of the men and women who have helped shape New Zealand's military aviation journey, and reflect on their service and sacrifice through years of war and peace. FREE Admission, open daily (except Christmas Day), 10.00am-5.00pm.
For a "top" experience in Christchurch (only 15 minutes from central city), take a ride to the summit of the Port Hills, 500 metres above sea level. It's magical! Spectacular 360-degree views of Christchurch City, Lyttelton Harbour, Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Set atop the Gondola Summit Station, the Red Rock Cafe offers delicious snacks, light meals and beverages.
Ferrymead Heritage Park features an early 1900s (Edwardian) township, with exhibits such as houses, picture theatre, school classroom, church, jail, railway station, trains, lodge hall, post office, printers, tobacconist, general store, lawyer’s office and more. Located near the Port Hills. Combine a visit with a gondola ride to the summit, visit the port of Lyttelton, Heathcote Valley, Redcliffs and Sumner.
Mobile-friendly - A range of 92 rooms, suites, apartments and cottages, clients have flexibility with all the comforts of home at affordable prices. Conveniently situated in Christchurch within walking distance of Hagley Park as well as Shopping and restaurants, this family-owned boutique, personal hotel caters for Families, Corporate conferences, Sporting events or private functions. Full catering available from Jimmy’s Restaurant.and Bar Best Rate Guaranteed and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Mobile-friendly - Not only a hotel, but a glimpse into the history of New Zealand through the lens of the Horncastle family. With artefacts and pieces of "Kiwiana" on display, collected over three generations from the North and South Islands, the Horncastle’s have curated a hotel that offers relaxing accommodation and a courtyard filled with memorabilia from a time gone by. Best Rate Guaranteed and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Mobile-friendly - Join a guided tour through a world of Victorian and Edwardian splendour, offering you a glimpse of days gone by around every corner. This grand homestead, begun in 1856, was the home of Canterbury's pioneering Deans family for 91 years. Take a stroll through the last surviving remnant of ancient kahikatea forest that once covered the Canterbury Plains.
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