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Visiting Christchurch Attractions

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Following the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 Christchurch still offers visitors a wide range of attractions to enjoy and the rebuild is well underway. New attractions such as the innovative Re:Start Mall and creative Gap Filler project have breathed new life into the city and over 265 accommodation providers are operating.

Christchurch is also the gateway to Canterbury and the South Island, so it makes a great starting point for travel all over the region. Car rentals are a great way to get around and make the most of your time. You can visit beaches, mountains, lakes and gardens easily with a rental car from our Christchurch car rental branch located close to the airport and city centre.

The friendly team at NZ Rent A Car’s Christchurch branch have you covered, with a wide range of handy resources. Check out our guides to the best things to do in Christchurch, as well as free attractions in the Garden City. If you’re in the mood for a drive, then take a look at these scenic drives and road trips around Christchurch. Finally, get your brain working with these facts, figures, and statistics about Christchurch.

Or view our sample Christchurch Itinerary

Take a closer look at some of Christchurch’s top attractions and activities, all accessible by rental car:

International Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre

The International Antarctic Centre is one of Christchurch’s most famous and popular visitor attractions. Located just down the road from the airport, a visit to the Antarctic Centre should be high on your priority list.

Punting on the Avon River

Punting on the Avon River

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a gentle cruise down the Avon River on a punting boat. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere Christchurch as you get up close and personal with some of the most famous sights in the city.

Christchurch Parks & Gardens

Christchurch Parks & Gardens

Christchurch isn’t known as the “Garden City” for no good reason. With some of the most stunning public parks and gardens in New Zealand, you’ll be able to get in touch with nature.

River Avon in Hagley Park

River Avon in Hagley Park

The River Avon that meanders through Hagley Park (and much of Christchurch) is a famous attraction in its own right. Wander along the river bank or enjoy a leisurely punting cruise down the Avon.

Christchurch Cathedral

Christchurch Cathedral

Although the earthquakes of 2010/2011 caused extensive damage the Christchurch Cathedral, the legacy of this important building lingers on in many aspects of the city and its rebuild.

Cathedral Square

Cathedral Square

Cathedral Square was one of the most popular tourists destinations and attractions in Christchurch. Having been decimated by the earthquakes, it is currently closed to visitors but remains a culturally important site.

Christchurch Casino

Christchurch Casino

If you’re looking for a touch of Las Vegas down under, then look no further than the Christchurch Casino, with its variety of clubs, bars, and restaurants as well as world-class casino facilities.

Christchurch Gondola

Christchurch Gondola

The recently re-opened Christchurch gondola has been wowing visitors and locals alike for years. See Christchurch and the Canterbury plains from the comfort of your own gondola carriage and soak up the view.

Christchurch Tram

Christchurch Tram

Explore Christchurch in style and take a step back in time with the world-famous Christchurch tram. You’ll enjoy an expert guided tour of the central city, and pick up fascinating tidbits of history and culture.

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