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Christchurch Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences

  • Punting on the Avon River - one activity that should be included on all New Zealand tours
  • Christchurch - from the ocean to the Alps.
  • Cycling in Hagley Park is a great activity to do on your New Zealand vacation.
  • The Ferrier Fountain in Victoria Square
  • The old provincial council building
  • Christchurch - the "Garden City"
  • Christchurch Canterbury provincial council

Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island of New Zealand situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains and the second largest in the country to be experienced on a New Zealand vacation. It is known as the Gateway to the Antarctic. Scott’s expedition set out from here and there is a statue of this person in central Christchurch.

It is also known as the “Garden City” due to its well planned expansive parks and public gardens such as Hagley Park and the Botanic Garden both with stunning displays of native and exotic trees, flowers and plants. It also has a distinct English flavour which can be experienced on a New Zealand vacation by walking along the gently winding Avon River.

The city is fairly compact with Cathedral Square being the centerpiece together with the outstanding Christchurch Cathedral dating back to 1881.

Just outside Christchurch, you can take the Christchurch Gondola one kilometer up to the Crater Rim in the Port Hills which provide an exceptional backdrop to the city and where, on  New Zealland tours, you can experience wonderful views of the city and the coastline.

Being close to the sea, Christchurch has a number of good beaches offering swimming and surfing as well as being great places to walk or just relax.

Last February 2011, the Central Business District area of Christchurch suffered a devastating earthquake and some parts are still closed off. Some of the above mentioned may still be in a state of repair or closed. Despite this tragedy, there is still a lot to see and any trip to New Zealand should include one of our Christchurch tours.



New Zealand Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a New Zealand vacation. 

Learn about the history and culture of New Zealand, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about New Zealand's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering New Zealand for yourself. Start a New Zealand vacation today!


Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your New Zealand vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of Australian vacationsTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from New Zealand.


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Christchurch, New Zealand

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