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Christchurch's Best Attractions

Make the most of your holiday to Christchurch, New Zealand by visiting these best attractions. Visit all six attractions for the complete Christchurch holiday experience. Christchurch Tram, International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Gondola, Willowbank Wildlife Experience, Black Cat Cruises and Christchurch Punting look forward to welcoming you soon!

Punting on the beautiful Avon River is an iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed. Each Punting tour is 30 minutes duration with informative commentary. Bookings are recommended.

Take a ride on the Christchurch Gondola and enjoy spectacular 360° views across the Plains, Alps, Christchurch city and harbour. Experience the Time Tunnel, the Shop at the Top and the Red Rock Café.

The Christchurch Tramway is the perfect way to experience the changing face of Christchurch City. The journey takes approximately 35 minutes return and includes seven stops, allowing you to visit inner city attractions such as New Regent Street, Cathedral Junction, Art Gallery, Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum and Botanical Gardens. Tram drivers provide a live and comprehensive commentary.

A visit to the International Antarctic Centre is a must do experience! Enjoy the real Snow and Ice Experience, an Antarctic Storm and hang out with Little Blue Penguins! Experience the famously exciting Hagglund Ride, an awesome simulated 4D Extreme Cruise, licensed café, Antarctic gift shop and more!

Black Cat has been cruising the waters of Banks Peninsula for more than 26 years and is a must see Akaroa activity. We know all there is to know about Akaroa Harbour and the diversity of marine wildlife, birdlife and its volcanic origins. You can swim with hector's dolphins year round, or join us on the Akaroa Harbour nature cruise. Black Cat Cruises helps create some of the most memorable experiences to be had on the water anywhere on New Zealand’s Canterbury coastline.

The Canterbury Cat is available now as a floating meeting or event venue in Lyttelton Harbour.

The only Wildlife Park in the world you can meet New Zealand’s Big; our National symbol the Kiwi, the cheeky Kea, ancient Tuatara, our bush parrot the Kaka and the very rare Takahe. Feed the wild eels and see New Zealand’s rarest agricultural breeds.
Willowbank is also the location of Ko Tane, the South Island’s only Maori Cultural show.

Events and Itineraries

  • Punting on the Avon

    Get the most out of your central Christchurch visit and combine a Punting 30 minute ride and a Tram ride for just $30 (adult) - save $5

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  • Christchurch Gondola

    Make the most of your time in Christchurch and combine a Gondola and a Tram ride for just $30 (adult) - save $5

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  • Christchurch Tram

    NEW - Kids travel free* Up to 3 children (under 15 yrs) free per paying adult.
    Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or discount offer.

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  • Xclusive Penguin Backstage Tour

    Xclusive Penguin Backstage Tour - Limited to just 8 visitors per tour, the XCLUSIVE pass takes you into the areas not accessible to other visitors, hosted by one of our Antarctic Rangers. See how our quarantine area works, learn about Penguin feeding and husbandry and take your Penguin knowledge to the next level!

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  • Ko Tane

    Free transfers from the City Centre with any Ko Tane product booked at Willowbank. +64 3 359 6226 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Another option to look out for specials check and book online on www.kotane.co.nz

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