Overview Christchurch

Visiting Christchurch

You don’t have to be Shackleton to start your explorations here, but if you do, you’ll be in good company. This South Island city is a launch-point for adventures all around the country. Or, stay and enjoy all the city has to offer. It may not be Oz, but you just might see “the Wizard” in Cathedral Square.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Christchurch. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Christchurch flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.... Read More
You don’t have to be Shackleton to start your explorations here, but if you do, you’ll be in good company. This South Island city is a launch-point for adventures all around the country. Or, stay and enjoy all the city has to offer. It may not be Oz, but you just might see “the Wizard” in Cathedral Square.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Christchurch. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Christchurch flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Christchurch

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The World Buskers Festival

Written by stomps on 24 May, 2008

As I walked through Christchurch's abandoned streets on a chilly, stony gray night in late January, the multiple signs outside shops & cafes emblazoned with "Welcome buskers!" or "Busking Special" baffled me. I had no idea that buskers were such a huge market for cafe-style…Read More


Buying and Selling Your Vehicle - the Car Markets

Written by svearvaldyr on 22 Dec, 2008

A lot of people who come to New Zealand do so on a long holiday or working holiday or some other option that enables a long stay. If that's the case, then there is a thriving second had car market in all the major…Read More


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Basic Run Down for a Visit to Christchurch

Written by Red Mezz on 14 Nov, 2008

After travelling more around New Zealand, I’m certain if I can say that Christchurch is my favourite city here – but it certainly ranks pretty highly. Not only is it a very pleasant place to go and to visit, but it’s very convenient and…Read More


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Renting a vehicle

Written by LenR on 10 Jul, 2001

Self-drive is a great way to explore New Zealand. Even those used to driving on the right won't be too phased by the keep-to-the-left conditions in New Zealand. Roads are generally of a good standard and traffic, except in the centre of cities, is light. Car…Read More


Shopping in Chirstchurch

Written by Quan on 26 Dec, 2000

Coming from Wellington, where shops typically closes down early, Chirstchurch just opens up shopping opportunities galore. Experienced as it is with Japanese tourists, duty free shops abound in Christchurch. Other non-duty free shops also offer duty free prices, or that’s what they claim…Read More


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Christchurch to Wanaka

Written by lemoncactus on 06 Dec, 2005

Time continues to absolutely fly by, and I continue to have the adventures of a lifetime squeezed into only a few weeks. I won't bore you with introspectives, so with my latest adventures (with your time and patience permitting), sit back and enjoy the ride.…Read More


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The Port HIlls

Written by Roze on 02 Sep, 2002

The Port Hills have a rich and varied Maori and European history. The 'recent' biological history stretches back to the last ice age approximately 14000 years ago. The landscape qualities of the Port Hills provide a distinctive backdrop to the City, harbour and low plains. The…Read More


Christchurch

Written by Kikapa on 29 Oct, 2001

New Zealand was cold in August. Wow! It was beautiful, unlike anything I had ever seen, snow covered mountains, green pastures, and unbelievable waters! In New Zealand we stayed in Christchurch at a place called Camelot's court. ($79 NZ). Again, the exchange…Read More


The Wizard - not

Written by akakd on 25 Oct, 2000

The Wizard of Christchurch is a colorful character who shows up weekdays at noon to speak to gathering crowds in front of Christchurch Cathedral. He will speak on any topic and is said to be a very learned individual. We were so looking…Read More


Walking Christchurch's square

Written by Quan on 26 Dec, 2000

Many do not spend much time in Christchurch, for there is just a treasury of things to do just a few hours away. However, once when I arrived in Christchurch around noon, I decided to spend the day walking the city and the market.…Read More


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