Destination Guide - Christchurch
Although small, Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island and its village-style centre is easy to navigate – visit bustling Cathedral Square Market or take a gondola ride above the city to the rim of the Mount Cavendish crater. Christchurch is also a great central location with access to other regions worth exploring including: Canterbury, Akaroa, Marlborough and Mount Hutt.
Average temperatures in summer (December to February) are approximately 25°C. In winter (June to August) temperatures average 10-13 °C.
Getting there and around
Christchurch is small enough to get around on foot. The bus system is an efficient option. Taxis are also available. Hire a car if you’re exploring the greater Christchurch region.
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