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Many people describe Christchurch as being the most English city on earth. Inasmuch as it resembles an England of the past – a place of cream tea with the vicar and punting along the river on a summers day – they are correct, although the truth is that Christchurch is a version of England rather than a representation of it. It is the main gateway to South Island, the first port of call for visitors who want to experience the mighty wilderness of the mountains, or the rugged coastline, and a place to enjoy for a few days in its own right.

Attractions in Christchurch

Take time out while you are visiting Christchurch to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Christchurch top attractions include the Cathedral Square is great to see for yourself. The International Antarctic Centre are definitely worth exploring! Christchurch’s history means plenty to see. You can book a Christchurch tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Christchurch based guides who will show you Christchurch’s less well known attractions.

Christchurch Sports Information

Christchurch’s favourite pastime is Rugby Union. The best-known team is Canterbury RFU at their home: Jade Stadium. The biggest sporting event to take place in Christchurch’s sporting calendar is the Special Olympics National Games, which you can see at the Jade Stadium. If you can get tickets, it is a great show!

Attractions in Christchurch

Take time out while you are visiting Christchurch to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Christchurch top attractions include the Cathedral Square is great to see for yourself. The International Antarctic Centre are definitely worth exploring! Christchurch’s history means plenty to see. You can book a Christchurch tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Christchurch based guides who will show you Christchurch’s less well known attractions.

Christchurch Climate Guide

Discover the best time to visit Christchurch in our simple guide to the climate of Christchurch. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Christchurch over twelve months, giving a guide to the climate of Christchurch, so you can plan the best time to go!

Christchurch Driver's Guide

All you need to drive legally in Christchurch is your standard UK driving license. For safety in New Zealand, check your license is valid prior to travel to Christchurch. When driving in Christchurch, in common with the rest of New Zealand, you must drive on the left.

It is easy to book car rental in Christchurch online before travelling to New Zealand and there are a number of depots in Christchurch where you can pick up your car.

Christchurch Airport Information

You will find Christchurch International Airport is around 8 miles northwest from Christchurch. The international IATA code for the airport is CHC - flights take 26 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Christchurch is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Christchurch International Airport offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Christchurch.

Christchurch Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Christchurch, or just need some advice, the Christchurch British Consulate is the place to go.

British Trade Office & Consulate
PO Box 13292
Christchurch 8031

Telephone: (64) (03) 337 9933

Christchurch Fact File

City Name: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
Time Difference: GMT + 12
Electricity Supply: 230/240V AC 50Hz

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