Vibrant and Resilient: A City Reborn

Christchurch is a fascinating and remarkably resilient city. Once defined by its English history and heritage, it is now a community in transition, finding new ways to cope creatively with the aftermath of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. 

Christchurch’s recovery has been extraordinary, a reconstruction on an epic scale that has completely redesigned the city. The atmosphere is exciting, vibrant and a little chaotic, with new sights, attractions and businesses opening at a dizzying rate.

Christchurch remains a true centre for arts and culture. Here, you can immerse yourself in New Zealand’s rich natural and cultural heritage at the Canterbury Museum, soak up the exciting art scene at the Christchurch Art Gallery, or even get closer to New Zealand’s indigenous culture at Ko Tane, a unique Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner.

The city is packed full of great places to eat and drink and offers wonderful experiences for foodies, connoisseurs, and party animals alike. Caffeine addicts will adore the ethically sourced and locally roasted brews at the Addington Coffee Co‑Op, while travellers on the lookout for a lively night out will love the garden bar atmosphere at the Little Neighbourhood Bar, and the speakeasy cocktails at the Poplar Social Club. Great food is everywhere, from fine dining at The Fig to innovative, locally sourced food at Town Tonic.

The spirit of Christchurch is extraordinary, and visitors will love the welcoming, friendly vibe from everyone they meet. This ever-changing city is a joy, and a rewarding place to visit.

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