57 days in Christchurch Itinerary

57 days in Christchurch Itinerary

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Christchurch
Christchurch
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Christchurch

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sumner Beach (Cave Rock) and Taylors Mistake. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Christchurch: Akaroa (Fishermans Bay Garden, Pohatu Penguin Habitat, & more), Springfield (Mt Cheeseman Ski Area, Horseback Riding Tours, & more) and Darfield (Balloon Rides & Washpen Falls). On the 14th (Fri), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. On the 8th (Mon), do a day of sightseeing from above with a helicopter tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Christchurch Gondola, get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Banks Peninsula.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Christchurch trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Christchurch International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Christchurch are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Akaroa, Ashburton, Methven, Springfield, Lyttelton
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Kayaking & Canoeing
Rakaia Gorge Walkway

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