Rakaia Tourism

(For other uses, see Rakaia (disambiguation).) The town of Rakaia is seated close to the southern banks of the Rakaia River on the Canterbury Plains in New Zealand's South Island, approximately 57 km south of Christchurch on State Highway 1 and the Main South Line. Immediately north of the township are the country's longest road bridge and longest rail bridge, both of which cross the wide shingle beds of the braided river at this point. Both bridges are approximately 1750 metres in length. Rakaia was also the junction of the Methven Branch, a branch line railway to Methven that operated from 1880 until its closure in 1976. An accident at the railway station in 1899 killed four people. A township of under 1000 people, its most obvious feature is a large fibreglass salmon. The river from which the town takes its name is known for its salmon fishing and jetboating.

Wikipedia

Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Rakaia, New Zealand. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Christchurch, New Zealand. Take a short trip from Rakaia and set some time aside to explore the Christchurch. Dotted with places like Tranzalpine Ride, International Antarctic Centre, Canterbury Museum; it will definitely be a good idea. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Christchurch International Airport. A vacation to Rakaia can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Rakaia for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Rakaia.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 66.67 (High)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 45.1 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 87.74 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 10.34 (Very Low)
    • 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 Rakaia

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.17 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.12 USD

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

* Some of the data on this page is powered by Numbeo