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What should I know before visiting Christchurch?
See Christchurch beyond the CBD
When you have flights Rotorua to Christchurch, don’t be tempted to stay in the city centre the entire time. Each neighbourhood of Christchurch has its own unique personality, including trendy Riccarton and laid-back Sumner. To get a better feel for the Christchurch when you have tickets to Christchurch from Rotorua, spend some time exploring the various suburbs as well as the CBD.
Explore the city’s unique street art
Christchurch is emerging as one of the best places for street art in New Zealand. When you have Rotorua to Christchurch return flights, you’ll spot colourful pieces around the city and suburbs. The most famous spot for street art in Christchurch is the Brockworth Street Art Gallery in Riccarton. Other areas to see street art after arriving on your cheap flights Rotorua to Christchurch include Tramway Lane in the CBD and Colombo Street in Sydenham.
Ride the Christchurch Tram for an introduction to the city
One of the best ways to experience the city centre after arriving on flights Rotorua to Christchurch is to take a ride on the Christchurch tram. The heritage-style tram follows one route around the CBD and passes by many of the city’s top attractions. Along the route, visitors with Rotorua to Christchurch flights can also learn more about the city’s history and culture from knowledgeable tram drivers. Tickets are valid for 24 hours, so you may hop on and off the tram as you please.
What are Christchurch’s most famous landmarks and monuments?
The Christchurch Gondola is a cable car that offers panoramic views over the city and surrounds. The Gondola begins in Heathcote Valley and travels up Mount Cavendish. During the ride to and from the mountain’s summit, visitors with Rotorua to Christchurch flights can look out over central Christchurch, the Southern Alps and the Banks Peninsula. Once you reach the top, you can also walk through the Time Tunnel, which displays the history of the Canterbury region over the last 12 million years.
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
The Christchurch Botanic Gardens are nestled between the CBD and the neighbourhood of Riccarton. The gardens were founded in 1863 and are now one of the top attractions for visitors to see after cheap flights to Christchurch from Rotorua. The Christchurch Botanic Gardens is home to a diverse collection of flora, and there are many flowers and plants that bloom at various times throughout the year, so there is always something to see no matter when you travel on Rotorua to Christchurch flights. One of the major features of the Botanic Gardens is the New Zealand Garden. There, you can see some beautiful plants from the Canterbury region and other parts of the country.
Bridge of Remembrance
The Bridge of Remembrance is a war memorial first unveiled in 1924. It was originally built to honour soldiers who fought in World War I but was later also dedicated to the soldiers of World War II. The Bridge of Remembrance spans the Avon River between Cambridge and Oxford Terraces in the CBD, and some visitors with flights Rotorua to Christchurch who are familiar with the cityscape may already recognise the bridge for its tall and defining archway. The Bridge of Remembrance was partially damaged in the 2011 earthquake, but was reopened on Anzac Day in 2016.
What’s on in Christchurch?
The Great Kiwi Beer Festival
Book your flights Rotorua to Christchurch for travel in late January to be in town to taste beers from some of New Zealand’s top producers, courtesy of The Great Kiwi Beer Festival. This event brings together more than 40 craft brewers from around New Zealand, and event-goers have the opportunity to sample some of the more than 300 different beers on tap. A few of the breweries that regularly attend include Garage Project Brewery, 8 Wired Brewing Co., and Tuatara Brewery. Visitors with Rotorua to Christchurch flights can pair their choice of brew with bites and plates from some of the food vendors. There are also live music performances throughout the festival.
World Buskers Festival
The World Buskers Festival takes place over three weeks between January and February. The event is known as New Zealand’s largest outdoor festival, making it an exciting event to attend after arriving into Christchurch Airport (CHC). During the event, some of the top street performers from around the world come to Christchurch to show off their talents in a series of free and ticketed events. Visitors with flights Rotorua to Christchurch can watch performances in locations all over the Christchurch CBD, so it’s worth taking note of any venues close to your Christchurch accommodation.
Christchurch Arts Festival
Plan to book cheap flights Rotorua to Christchurch in late July or early August in order to attend the week-long Christchurch Arts Festival. Many performers in the festival are local to New Zealand and represent the different aspects of NZ culture. A wide variety of shows take place during the Christchurch Arts Festival, and visitors with cheap flights to Christchurch from Rotorua can enjoy performances in dance, theatre, music, and poetry.