The International Antarctic Centre, the Tranz-Alpine rail experience, the Air Force Museum, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Tanks for Everything, Horsepower Experience, and Up, Up, Up and Away ballooning, Black Cat Cruises, Rangitata Rafts and KBC Chrustchurch Tours are just some of Christchurch’s tourism attractions that are back in full operation.
The International Antarctic Centre is showcasing its new movie experience, ‘Ice Voyage’, a 4D movie that involves an all-round total sensory experience, and allows the audience to feel part of a real Antarctic storm.
Christchurch’s beautiful Botanic Gardens are also open to the public and at this time of the year are full of rich autumn hues. Definitely worth a visit!
The Ferrymead Heritage Park is re-opening at Easter and the Canterbury Museum is also hoping to open soon. The Christchurch Art Gallery, which has been used as a command centre for Civil Defence since the earthquake struck, will re-open to the public this winter.
KBC Christchurch Tours
View the expansive city, coastal and mountain scenery from the Port Hills, explore the cultural vide of Lyttleton, the sand and surf of South Shore and the pier at New Brighton, with a sneak peek at the damage caused by the recent earthquake events.
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Terrace Downs Resorts
At Terrace Downs Resort you can do as much or as little as you want – the choice is entirely yours! The ever-changing landscape and wide selection of resort-operated leisure and adventure activities to choose from offers the perfect playground for visitors of all ages
The Antarctic Attraction is the modern day shop window for Antarctica. This is a fun, exciting and hands-on experience for all the family to enjoy. This includes the indoor Snow & Ice Experience, the Penguin Encounter and an exhilarating outdoor adventure ride in a genuine Antarctic all-terrain vehicle.
Punting on the Avon
Experience life the way it should be – relaxed, tranquil and thoroughly enjoyable! Sink back into the velvet cushions of your boat as the Edwardian punter gently glides you down the Avon River, through beautiful Hagley Park.
Air Force Museum NZ
Come and marvel at our collection of classic aircraft, be inspired by the bravery of present and past servicemen, servicewomen and their families, fly a simulator, take a guided tour and step back in time in a replica 1940′s home. Your journey through the Air Force Museum of New Zealand will be something very special.
With more time on the river than most one day refting trips and away from the crowds, this is a very unique rafting experience not to be missed. Enjoy lunch with your fellow refters on arrival at our lodge before embarking on your river adventure. Full safety training provided and practised. Option to walk around any rapids. Fun for the novice and experienced.
Christchurch Art Gallery
The spectacular Christchurch Art Gallery is located in the heart of the scenic Cultural Precinct, just a few minutes’ walk from Cathedral Square. Enjoy a range of local and international exhibitions, and browse through one of New Zealand’s largest art collections, including a superb selection of works by Canterbury artists. Free guided tours daily, an exciting programme of events and family activities, and iPod audio tours, make the Gallery a must-see place to visit.
Housed in an exquisite historic building, Canterbury Museum is world renowned for its natural and human history collections. A frequently changing programme of exhibitions and events complements the Museum’s permanent displays. Of particular interest are the outstanding Maori exhibits, the Victorian Christchurch Street and the Antarctic collection.
This adventure park features an aerial obstacle course up to 20 meters off the ground, six pathways of progressive difficulty, about 2km in length and covering four hectares of forest. Participants attached by an overhead safety wire safely negotiate a series of 100 challenging activities high up in the tree canopy. High wire – High excitement – High Adrenalin! Test your limits – conquer your fear