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Things to Do in Christchurch

The city of Christchurch was named by the Canterbury Association. It is situated on the east coast of the South island. It is the largest city in the island. The city enjoys a cool climate all year round, making it a top tourist destination in New Zealand. Book cheap flights to Christchurch and visit the restored heritage sites, wildlife, gardens and museum in the city. With all the alluring hot-spots, you’ll never run out of things to do in Christchurch.  

Good food is an important part of a good vacation. The city has a number of restaurants that offer amazing food. A few for you to dine at — Dux Dine, Cafe Valentino, Fiddlesticks Restaurant and Bar, Black Betty Café, Costas Taverna Greek Restaurant & Ouzo Bar, Tutto Bene, Twenty Seven Steps, King of Snake, Bloody Mary's. To explore some of the most awesome things to do in Christchurch, check our list below.

International Antarctic Center

One of the major attractions of the city, the International Antarctic Center is the perfect place for you to spend some quality time with your family. The most popular features of the center include an Antarctic snowstorm room, an audio-visual display, Hagglund rides and little blue penguins at the Penguin Center.

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve       

The Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is well-known for carrying out conservation of native species such as kiwi, tuatara, duvaucel's gecko and brown teal. It holds the only pair of ‘takahÃ???’ on display in the city that’s outside a Department of Conservation facility.    

Christchurch Art Gallery        

Inaugurated on 11 May 2003, the Christchurch Art Gallery is funded by Christchurch City Council. Designed to deal with seismic events, Christchurch Art Gallery was used as a Civil Defence quarters for seven months following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. It has its own valuable art collection. The gallery hosts different events and workshops like Artist Floor Talk: Kushana Bush and Extreme Knitting Workshop.   

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