Located in the heart of Christchurch CBD, the MUSE showcases the best that Christchurch has to offer
Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s most unique destinations and often dubbed as the capital of the South Island. The city combines culture, heritage and urban living to provide locals and visitors something new to always explore.
Things to do
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Located just 15 minutes away from the city centre, the Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens is at the heart of the city’s reputation as the Garden City. Featuring an impressive collection of plants, from the spring drifts of daffodils, spectacular summer roses, stunning autumn leaf display and cosy conservatories over the winter, there’s something to delight in every season.
Entrance to the botanic gardens is a free and boats over a million visitors a year and is a must-see attraction here in Christchurch. Find out more about Christchurch’s botanic gardens here.
Hagley Park is located in the heart of Christchurch, adjacent to the Christchurch botanic gardens, and is the most significant central park in Christchurch. Offering a diverse range of entertainment and recreation facilities close to the city centre, Hagley Park has been an integral part of the city since the 1850s.
Find out more about Hagley Park here.
Christchurch’s heritage trams take their passengers on a guided journey across the city’s best landmarks and must-visit attractions.
Find out more about the Christchurch Tramway here.
Christchurch Art Gallery
Christchurch boasts one of New Zealand’s most important public art collections and features various national and international exhibitions throughout the year.
See what’s currently on at the Christchurch Art Gallery here.
The world-famous transalpine train is the best way to experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape. The train travels between Christchurch and Greymouth and traverses the majestic Canterbury Plains, to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps.
Find out more about the Tranzalpine train here.