Christchurch Airport & Attractions - New Zealand
Christchurch airport information, travel advice, links and guides
Christchurch International Airport Phone: +64 (0)3 358 5029.
Airport Location & Facilities: The airport is situated eight miles (12km) from
Christchurch.There are shops, bars and restaurants,
banks, ATMs and bureaux de change at the airport. Other facilities
include left luggage, a business centre, a post office, and a hotel
reservations desk. Disabled facilities are good, those with special
needs should inform their travel agent or airline in
Departure Tax: Airport tax is NZ$25, security tax is
Airport Transfers & Parking: Shared shuttle buses (NZ$12-18), public
buses (NZ$7) and taxis (NZ$25) all go to the city
centre.Short and long-term car parking is
Top Things to Do In Christchurch
Cathedral Square is the hub of the city
centre and is dominated by the city's landmark, Christchurch
Cathedral, a grand Gothic structure with a tall spire, and a cool
and spacious interior with marvellous acoustics.
Trams were part of the city's transport
system until 1954 and today these heritage trams have been
beautifully restored, offering visitors a unique experience that
takes one on a two-mile (3km) loop of many of the city's best
features and main attractions.
The spectacular ride takes visitors to the
top of the crater rim of Christchurch's extinct volcano on the
outskirts of the city, unfolding magnificent views of the city,
over the Canterbury Plains and towards the Southern Alps, and the
sweep of Pegasus Bay and Lyttelton Harbour, as it rises to 1,460ft
(445m) above sea level.
Mt Cook National Park
Mt Cook National Park is known for its
exquisite alpine beauty and is home to the highest mountain in New
Zealand, Mt Cook.
The hilly Banks Peninsula is the result of
two massive and violent volcanic eruptions, creating a sea-filled
crater surrounded by green hills and a number of little bays that
radiate out from the circular shape of land.
Travel Guide - Christchurch
The largest city on South Island, Christchurch
is the most English of New Zealand's cities, named after an Oxford