Christchurch, The Garden City

Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand's South Island. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps.

Within two hours of the international airport, you can ski at a world-class alpine resort, play golf, bungy jump, raft, mountain bike, hot-air balloon, wind surf, whale watch and visit internationally-acclaimed wineries and gardens.

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Find Chch Interactive Map

Find things to see, eat and do in Christchurch with the Find Chch interactive map.

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ChristchurchNZ provides the vision and leadership to attract events, visitors, businesses, talent, students and investors to our city of opportunity.

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Stats and facts on Christchurch

A wide range of statistics, facts and demographic profiles on Christchurch City.

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Christchurch is a vibrant, energetic city where urban regeneration and creativity thrive.


Education in Christchurch

Some of the best thinkers in the world are coming here to get involved, explore and share world-leading ideas for the future.

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Citizenship ceremonies

New Zealand citizenship ceremonies are held regularly in Christchurch, the venue to be confirmed about a month before the ceremony date.


Business Improvement District (BID) programme

The Business Improvement District programme enables the Council and business local communities to partner to improve the local business environment and boost the economy.

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Photo and video gallery

Browse through photos and videos of Christchurch.