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Christchurch Free Visitor Attractions, New Zealand

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CHRISTCHURCH / LITTLE RIVER RAIL TRAIL - Banks Peninsula

Location: Little River

This 44 km-long walkway and cycleway runs from Hornby (Christchurch) to Little River on Banks Peninsula. The easy grade makes this walk or ride suitable for young children and family..(more)

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GLENTUI LOOP TRACK - Ashley Gorge

Location: Rangiora

Enjoy a loop track suitable for the family that starts at the pleasant Glentui picnic area. This is a family walk suitable for people of moderate fitness, but good footwear is..(more)

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GODLEY HEADS - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch - Lyttelton

The Godley Head WWII coastal defence battery sits atop sheer 120 metre-high cliffs. Built in 1939, it is ranked in the top ten New Zealand coastal defence heritage sites. The Tunnel Track, some buildings and the gun emplacements are closed due to damage from the earthquakes in 2010 and..(more)

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HALSWELL QUARRY - Christchurch

Location: Halswell

Halswell Quarry is a park on the fringe of the city with walks, historic sites and six sister city gardens. There is plenty to do, from walking to biking. Large open spaces make for great picnic sites for big groups. Explore the sister city gardens which showcase plants from Canterbury and our Sister Cities around..(more)

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IMAGINATION STATION - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Central

Welcome to Imagination Station, a charity run, not-for-profit play and education centre with a whole lot of LEGO! You can come and build to your heart's content in our LEGO, DUPLO, and LEGO Technic spaces seven days a week. We also offer a variety of learning workshops to children, schools groups, and holiday programmes...(more)

MARGARET MAHY FAMILY PLAYGROUND - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Central

This spectacular all-ages, all-abilities playground is named after one of Canterbury's much-loved authors, Margaret Mahy. The unique design also reflects the Canterbury Plains and Port Hills environment. The Playground is free to visit and open all day everyday. There is a free car park at 177 Armagh..(more)

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MONA VALE HOMESTEAD & GARDENS - Christchurch

Location: Fendalton

Everything you need to know about visiting Mona Vale, a gracious historic property located close to the city..(more)

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PACKHORSE HUT TRACK - Banks Peninsula

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

This is the shortest track to Packhorse Hut and is suitable for small children and family groups. It also provides access to Te Ara Pātaka. The track passes through farm paddocks, then along farm tracks up a bush-clad valley. Be prepared to get wet feet on some small stream..(more)

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RICCARTON BUSH & DEANS COTTAGE - Christchurch

Location: Ilam

Stroll through a rare and ancient native forest in the heart of Christchurch city - Canterbury's sole remnant of kahikatea floodplain forest. The 600-year-old kahikatea trees are the latest generation of a forest that established on this site 3000 years ago. Visit Deans pioneering cottage...(more)

SIGN OF THE TAKAHE - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch South

A magnificent castle-like building perched on the Port Hills overlooking Christchurch. The location, the historic setting, the inspiring views onto manicured gardens and beyond. Take a walk out to the point, as you can see the view of Christchurch is..(more)

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THE ARTS CENTRE - CHRISTCHURCH

Location: Christchurch

Once the site of the University of Canterbury, the distinctive Gothic Revival buildings of the Christchurch Arts Centre are today a maze of fun, wonder and delight, and form part of our award-winning tourism attraction. A vibrant and exciting venue for a huge range of New Zealand made art and crafts, shopping, education and..(more)

THE GROYNES - Christchrch

Location: Christchurch North

The large open picnic areas make an ideal spot for an outing with family and friends. A playground offers another chance for children to burn off some energy, while for more serious walkers and runners the five kilometre return Waimairi Walkway provides the opportunity to enjoy some fresh air. Pack a picnic and spend an..(more)

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AIR FORCE MUSEUM OF NEW ZEALAND - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch South

Experience one of the world's best military aviation collections at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand; from aircraft, engines and assorted parts to medals and personal war stories. Come and explore our collection, fly a simulator, take a guided tour and enjoy our children's activities. FREE ADMISSION, open daily...(more)

BANKS PENINSULA WALKS - Canterbury

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

Discover the walks and trails in this giant ancient volcanic remnant with its deeply indented bays, wild beaches, striking mountains and intriguing geological and human history. Explore the Banks Peninsula walks including Christchurch City Council reserves as well as those on Department of Conservation and private..(more)

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BOTTLE LAKE FOREST PARK - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch East

Bottle Lake Forest Park is an exotic pine forest of approximately 800 hectares. It is a lovely place for a walk on a hot or windy day as the tracks are almost all entirely in the..(more)

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CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART (CoCA) - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Central

CoCA is a place of doing - a place where things happen and people connect. Through thoughtfully curated programmes and exhibitions, we foster the creation and celebration of inspiring and provocative contemporary art from exciting local and international artists. Art that encourages everyone, from the curious passer-by to the art aficionado, to think and talk..(more)

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CHRISTCHURCH BOTANIC GARDENS - Central Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Central

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens are located in the heart of the Garden City. From a single oak planted in 1863, the 21 hectares of gardens have flourished and now feature one of the best collections of exotic and native plants in NZ. A stylish new multi-purpose visitor centre opened in 2014 adding a new dimension to this popular attraction...(more)