Discover Christchurch (CHC)

Christchurch in short

Christchurch is the largest city on the ‘South Island’ of New Zealand and is known to most as ‘The Garden City’. Explorers for centuries have used the South Island as a gateway to the Antarctic due to its proximity and ease of access to the sub zero continent.

Things to do in Christchurch

Christchurch is well known for its English heritage. It is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The city is made up out of a beautiful flat landscape that is surrounded by a range of mountains. The large number of public parks and well-developed residential gardens with many trees has given Christchurch the name of the Garden city. Christchurch is also known for its many live acts, there is for instance the symphony orchestra with professional performances.

Practical information

  • Temperature:
    the average temperature in Christchurch in January is 22.5 degrees, and 11.3 degrees in July.
  • Currency:
    The currency used in Christchurch is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) One Australian Dollar (AUD) is roughly 1 New Zealand Dollar.
  • Time difference:
    Christchurch New Zealand is roughly two hours ahead of Australia in time.
  • Language:
    The official languages spoken in Christchurch are English and Moari.

Travel facts

The Christchurch International Airport is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand. it is located 12 kilometres to the northwest of the city. Airlines that can be found in this airport are among others: Qantas, Jetstar and Air New Zealand. The airport consists of a single terminal which hosts both domestic and international flights.

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