Christchurch Tourism

Visit Christchurch - Best of Christchurch

Christchurch is New Zealand's second-largest city and the gateway to the South Island. A picturesque city bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps. The city is also known as Garden City.

While on your Christchurch tour, you will realize that the city, along with its people, is full of hope, optimism and joy. As recent as 2011 and 2012, the city was devastated by earthquakes. However,   the fighting spirit along with an optimistic attitude of the people prevailed and the city bounced back. Some of the ruins can still be found.

More about Christchurch

Facts and Stats for Christchurch*

  • Pollution Statistics in Christchurch

    Know the pollution level of Christchurch before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.48 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 27.94 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.18 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 22.06 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.41 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.06 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 9.38 (Very Low)
  • Christchurch: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Christchurch for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Christchurch.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.69 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.04 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.16 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.96 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 32 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 43.63 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.16 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.73 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.88 (Moderate)
  • Living in Christchurch - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Christchurch is 170.5 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 19.91 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.1 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.2 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.94 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.91 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 73.64 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Christchurch

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Christchurch

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.26 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 66.85 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Christchurch Travel Guides

The best trip plans created by users and travel experts that cover the top spots and attractions of

Christchurch Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Christchurch