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DAY 4-5: New Zealand itinerary 7 days (1 week) top sights, attractions

Christchurch (2 nights)

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Christchurch Gondola view Christchurch Gondola view


Perhaps your flights give you enough time to squeeze in a final hot pool experience. Allow up to 3 hours for travel to Rotorua airport – the flight – arrival in Christchurch.

Christchurch Art Gallery

Christchurch, Canterbury, visitors will discover a repurposed city with exciting contemporary architecture alongside restored heritage buildings. Find how the Avon River brings its natural beauty into the urban landscape. Explore a vibrant, transformative street culture with murals and public sculptures. Laneways, pedestrian-only precincts, funky playgrounds add to the sense of urban meets imaginative horizons. The Christchurch Art Gallery is an excellent place to start exploring art, culture and the story of Christchurch. Savour an exciting cafe and hospitality scene with its focus on farm to plate dining experiences. Unearth your sense of adventure as you explore the hills.


Start with a hot favourite, the vintage Tram – Interactive Tour of Christchurch. The tram is a must do activity. The 2.5km route encompasses  city highlights.  With seventeen stops there is access to most main attractions.  The train stops adjacent to the Visitor Information Centre, recently relocated to the refurbished historic Arts Centre precinct. The ‘i’ Site can provide guides to street art installations, pop up exhibitions as well as commercial galleries. Consider purchasing a combined ticket for a caterpillar garden tour and/or the Port Hills gondola as well as the tram ride.   Tickets can be directly purchased from the tram conductor or the Visitor Information Centre.

TIP: Definitely a transport option for families.


Read more about places to visit in Christchurch in our Christchurch travel guide.

Christchurch vintage tram
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