Best Time To Visit Christchurch

The peak travel months to Christchurch are during the months of January, February, December.

Christchurch is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. In 2010 and 2011, earthquakes destroyed many of the historic centre’s stone-built buildings.

Christchurch’s Cardboard Cathedral” is a temporary stand-in for the former neo-Gothic edifice. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Orana Wildlife Park feature native New Zealand animals. Christchurch Gondola travels up Mt. Cavendish for panoramic views of the city. Christchurch is a gateway for dolphin-spotting in the Banks Peninsula’s Akaroa Harbour, skiing at Mt. Hutt and scenic TranzAlpine railway trips through the Southern Alps.

Map of Christchurch