Christchurch hostel and backpackers - CANTERBURY HOUSE

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  • FREE unlimited UFB WiFi
  • FREE Breakfast (Jun to Sep)
  • FREE use of washing machine, storage room and hair dryer
  • Off street parking
  • We provide free transport to and from the central city by an arrangement.
  • All beds are of excellent quality and comfortable and heaters are provided in all rooms in winter.


Activities - things to do in Christchurch

Cardboard Cathedral

One of Christchurch's exciting new buildings is the Transitional 'Cardboard' Cathedral designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

Website: Christchurch Cathedral

Canterbury Museum

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Discover the history of Christchurch and the surrounding regions at the Canterbury Museum and to learn more about the2010 and 2011 earthquakes and their aftermath, Quake City is well worth a visit.

Website: Canterbury Museum

Botanic Gardens

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Website: Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Christchurch Art Gallery

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The Christchurch Art Gallery, with the formal name of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, is the public art gallery of the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Open 10am until 5pm daily.

Website: Christchurch Art Gallery

Christchurch Casino

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Christchurch Casino is Christchurch's Premier Entertainment Destination! Open Monday to Thursday, 11am - 3am and from 11am Friday through until 3am the following Monday

Website: Christchurch Casino

Christchurch Gondola

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Take a ride on the Christchurch Gondola and enjoy spectacular 360° views across the Plains, Alps, Christchurch city and harbourGondola

Website: Christchurch Gondola

Punting on Avon

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Punting on Avon is an iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed. Each Punting tour is 30 minutes duration with informative.

Website: Punting on the Avon River

International Antarctic Centre

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Experience one of New Zealand's best tourist attractions. Meet the penguins, experience an Antarctic storm, ride an all-terrain vehicle and marvel at the 4D movie. There is a free Penguin Express shuttle, Pick-up and drop-off is from the bus stop outside the Canterbury Museum. 10am to 4pm

Website: International Antarctic Centre

Zoos in Christchurch

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Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand's only open range zoo. It is within 15 minutes drive from Christchurch airport. The Park provides amazing animal encounters: hand feed giraffe, meet rhino up close, see NZ's only gorillas, view kiwi and travel through the lion habitat.

Website: Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Re:Start, Cashel Mall (Shipping containers)

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Re:START is a temporary mall built from shipping containers in Christchurch Central City, New Zealand. It was a response to the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, which destroyed most buildings in City Mall

Website: Re:Start


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Christchurch Farmers Market every Saturday morning at Riccarton House, Lyttelton Farmers Market Saturday mornings and Riccarton Market Sunday mornings at Riccarton Racecourse

Christchurch Tours

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The Christchurch Rebuild Tour with Red Bus 90 minutes 7 days a week.
Hassle free Tours and Lord of the Rings Tour