Gateway to the South Island, the city of Christchurch has long captivated those from across the seas, its treasured maritime heritage and proximity to the spectacular Canterbury Plain offer an enduring appeal. Yet this is a city in transition, as its people continue to rebuild and renew what was lost in the terrible earthquake of 2011.
Expect a warm welcome in this special corner of New Zealand, where the influence of land and sea continue to hold sway. Christchurch is among the most fascinating destinations on the archipelago, showcasing wonderful heritage and the very best of community spirit.
Enticed by Christchurch? Discover the city’s highlights, history and culinary offering in our in-depth city guide.