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My 2-day guide for visitors

Destination(s): Christchurch

From the Antarctic to canoeing or punting on our much-loved river, through to an arts market and hot air ballooning, following this 2 day guide will leave you feeling you really know Christchurch ... my city read more about My 2-day guide for visitors

YMCA

YMCA

  • 12 Hereford St
  • tel:0508/962-224 in NZ
  • Visit website
  • Christchurch, 8001
Peacock Fountain

Peacock Fountain

  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Rolleston Avenue
  • Christchurch, 8001
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

  • Worcestor Boulevarde
  • Worcester Blvd. and Montreal St
  • tel:03/941-7300
  • Visit website
  • Christchurch
Arts Centre Weekend Market

Arts Centre Weekend Market

  • Worcestor Boulevarde
  • Christchurch Arts Centre
  • tel:+64 3 366 0989
  • Visit website
  • Christchurch, 8001
Up Up and Away

Up Up and Away

  • 31 Steven Street
  • Unit 6
  • tel:+64 0 3 381 4600
  • Visit website
  • Christchurch, 8011
Cathedral Square

Cathedral Square

  • Cathedral Square
  • Central City
  • tel:+64 3 379 9629 (Christchurch Information Centre)
  • Christchurch, 8011
International Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre

  • 38 Orchard Road
  • Christchurch Airport
  • tel:+64 3 353 7798 (Venue)
  • Visit website
  • Christchurch, 8053

If you are in any way interested in what goes on down below in Antarctica, you will love this place. Kids can play in the snow room or you can go on a Hagglund vehicle, see the penguins and generally play with or read a tonne of cool stuff. The interactive museum is near the airport so you could theorhetically visit on your way to a flight, but do make sure you leave a few hours as there is a lot more here than most people imagine. There is a free bus which runs from Cathedral Square.
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Victoria Square

Victoria Square

  • Victoria Square
  • Central City
  • tel:+64 3 379 9629 (Christchurch Information Centre)
  • Christchurch, 8011
Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum

  • Rolleston Avenue
  • Rolleston Ave
  • tel:+64 3 366 5000 (Venue)
  • Visit website
  • Christchurch, 8013
New Regent Street

New Regent Street

  • New Regent Street
  • Central City
  • tel:+64 (0)3 379 9629 (Chrischurch Information Centre)
  • Christchurch, 8011
Oxford Terrace

Oxford Terrace

  • oxford terrace
  • tel:+64 (0)3 379 9629 (Christchurch & Canterbury Visitors Centre)
  • Christchurch, 8001
Antigua Boatsheds

Antigua Boatsheds

  • 2 Cambridge Terrace
  • tel:+64 3 366 5885
  • Visit website
  • Christchurch, 8001

The Antigua Boat Shed were established in 1882 and many generations of Christchurch people have spent time messing around in boats hired from them.

The boat-shed was built by a couple of boat builders and is one of Christchurch's oldest buildings. Open all year, and with a cafe full of home-cooked food attached, it makes a great setting for all sorts of events - from weddings and cocktail parties to children's parties- as well as a simple family fun day in the park.

Canoes and paddle boats are available for hire and you can also be punted upstream, through the beauty of the botanical gardens - sipping champagne or tucking into a hamper of food is optional.

The current owners of the Antigua Boat Sheds have enjoyed running this business since 1987. "It's a life-style thing" I was told "our family loves not being confined to an office space" The fame of the boat sheds have travelled wide and far and some tourists have even come directly to the boat sheds from the airport I'm told

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