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Best things to do in Christchurch

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, commonly known as the Christchurch Art Gallery, is the public art gallery of the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. It has its own substantial art collection and also presents a programme of New Zealand and international exhibitions”
81 locals recommend
Park
“The large park in central Christchurch with great paths for walking , cycling and Lime scootering. ”
96 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy a pleasant walk through Christchurch's botanical gardens. Visit the hot house, rose gardens and children's playground.”
60 locals recommend
Health & Beauty Service
“Here there is an excellent boutique shopping mall with outstanding cafe and pub.”
122 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“2. Visit The Canterbury Museum Boasting a fine collection of artefacts that span New Zealand’s natural and cultural history, Canterbury Museum is a great spot to visit if you’re wanting to learn more about the region’s heritage and the people and events that have helped to shape it over time. Featuring a wide selection of permanent exhibitions focusing on subjects as broad as Antarctic exploration, Asian arts, geology, and early European settlement, as well as an ever changing lineup of special exhibitions. ”
61 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“This fantastic activity is 2 minutes away. You can choose to walk up and take the Gondola down or the other way around. There is a cafe/restaurant up the top where you can find some good food. It also over looks the stunning Banks Penninsula.”
59 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“A great museum to visit with cool exhibits and a neat kids area. Free entry!”
63 locals recommend
Zoo
“See native animals and farm animals. Feed and pat farm animals. Especially great for children.”
48 locals recommend
Food Court
“This is the best ever food court. Cuisine from all over the world in one place. You can order a different meal for everyone in the group. There is pizza, burgers, sushi, steak, Mexican, Japanese. Many outstanding food vendors in one location.”
48 locals recommend
Playground
“No matter your age you can experience  the joy of playing on this playground”
39 locals recommend
Café
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“Salad and breakfast layered in jars White lamingtons with berry couli syringes Sliders served direct to yoru table through pneumatic delivery tubes, sliding bookcases, manga wall art, soda water from a singer treadle sewing machine, match box teas, audio harry potter books in the lavatories, eco basins... Too many idiosyncrasies to mention! They set out to be different - mission accomplished ”
34 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The heart of Riccarton commerce, Westfield Mall is a hubbub of activity. A great place to shop, meet with friends, go grocery shopping, go to the movies, or grab a fast meal. Very busy with foot traffic.”
51 locals recommend
Casino
“New Zealand's first casino, there's No Better Place To Be! Christchurch Casino is an R20 all-inclusive entertainment venue with great value dining, exciting ways to play, live entertainment, awesome events, promotions, and giveaways.”
24 locals recommend
Beach
“20 minutes by car will take you to Sumner Beach. This quaint little village provides good restaurants and cafes.”
48 locals recommend
Museum
“Free entry and its interactive the staff there go to great lengths make this museum interesting for all ages highly recommended!”
15 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“The Arts Centre offers Resourceful Skills Workshops to visitors, from $25 per session. Check out their website Rekindle.org.nz ”
37 locals recommend