Christchurch Tourism

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.

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

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

    • Air Pollution 19.38 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 32.35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 26.47 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 23.53 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.49 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 9.38 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Christchurch for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Christchurch.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.35 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25.66 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.74 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 24.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.21 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 36.22 (Low)
    • Drug offense 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.25 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.79 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.9 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.73 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.57 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Christchurch is 194.27 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.93 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.79 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 22.18 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.26 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.35 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.57 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.62 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 101.89 (High)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.12 USD

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

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