Experience everything from galleries and cafés to parks and beautiful blue waters in Christchurch and Akaroa.

Christchurch and Akaroa are two of the most individual and charming towns in New Zealand. Christchurch is more of a city, where you’ll find heritage architecture and beautiful natural surroundings. Head to Akaroa for a taste of colonial history and the chance to spot dolphins.

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +12 hours (GMT +13 hours from the last week in March to the first week in October)


New Zealand Dollar (NZ$) comprising of 100 cents.

Flying time to destination:

Christchurch: 24½ hours

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When to visit

Jan 21°c
Feb 20°c
Mar 19°c
Apr 16°c
May 13°c
Jun 10°c
Jul 10°c
Aug 11°c
Sep 13°c
Oct 16°c
Nov 17°c
Dec 19°c
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