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 50 minutes return and includes seventeen stops, allowing you to visit inner city attractions such as Cathedral Junction, Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum, Botanical Gardens and New Regent Street. Our 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!

Swim with the world's rarest dolphin or cruise an extinct volcanic harbour. Black Cat has been cruising the waters of Banks Peninsula for 30 years, offereing Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises and Swimming with Dolphins. We know all there is to know about Akaroa Harbour and the diversity of marine wildlife, birdlife and its volcanic origins. 

The Canterbury Cat is also available 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

  • Christchurch Tram

    Fancy a delicious dinner with a difference? Join us for dinner on board our Tramway Restaurant! Our menu package is $109 per person and includes four courses, welcome drink and tea or coffee. The Tramway Restaurant departs from Cathedral Junction daily at 7:00 pm March-October and 7:30pm November-February (bookings essential).

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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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  • Punting on the Avon

    Fancy a romantic punt ride with your special someone? Book your 45-minute private punt ride now for only $50 per adult!

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  • Christchurch Gondola

    Make the most of your time in Christchurch and combine a Gondola ticket and a Tram ride for just $50 (adult) - save $5

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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.
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