The Garden City
Christchurch is a vibrant, energetic city where urban regeneration and creativity thrive. Picture amazing street art, innovative projects, award-winning gardens and state-of-the-art architecture that is changing the way the city looks, feels and functions – all the while staying true to its heritage and traditional English feel.Explore the city by double-decker bus, vintage bicycle, gondola, tram or classic Edwardian punt – or grab your walking shoes and discover a booming hospitality scene and an eclectic mix of boutique shops by foot. The award-winning Christchurch Botanic Gardens offer a relaxing inner-city escape and are found near The Arts Centre, one of the most significant collections of heritage buildings in New Zealand. From Christchurch, you’ll find the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the majestic Southern Alps and an ancient volcanic peninsula all within driving distance. The wider Canterbury region is a haven for those seeking incredible scenery and adventure, from lush vineyards and wild coastlines to sky-piercing mountains and pristine glacial lakes.