Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, boasts stunning natural landscapes, modern architecture
and historical attractions. The city’s growing tech industry and highly regarded universities open opportunities to the world.
GETTING THERE & AROUND
A New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority or visa is required to visit. Christchurch Airport, the main hub, serves domestic and international destinations. The airport sits about 7 miles from downtown Christchurch. Bus, shuttle, rideshare, car rental and taxi service are available at the airport. Easily navigate the city via public transportation, by bike or on foot.
The boutique property is located in the heart of Christchurch, steps away from numerous restaurants and overlooking Hagley Park. Dine in the award-winning 50 Bistro and delight in afternoon high tea service.
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, tel 64 3 379 4560
The modern luxury property is situated on Victoria Street, among the city’s best attractions. The Mayfair is home to 67 guestrooms and suites, two meeting rooms and all-day dining options.
155 Victoria St., Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, tel 64 3 595 6335
The new boutique hotel is centrally located among many bars and restaurants. Visit the on-site Moss Spa and indulge in a treatment utilizing local ingredients.
47 Salisbury St., Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, tel 64 3 930 7000
Bloody Mary’s offers all-day dining with a breakfast buffet, brasserie menu starting during the day, and a steakhouse menu for dinner. Ingredients are sourced from local farms and purveyors. Private dining available.
30 Latimer Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, tel 64 3 943 5937
INATI boasts seasonally inspired dishes served à la carte or as part of a chef’s table tasting menu. The menu changes regularly to offer the freshest local ingredients. Reservations highly recommended.
48 Hereford St., Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, tel 64 3 390 1580
The chic restaurant is located 27 steps up from street level. The rotating menu features a selection of small plates, entrées and desserts, plus a stellar wine list.
16 New Regent St., Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, tel 64 3 366 2727
Christchurch Botanic Gardens was founded in 1863. Te Māra Huaota o Waipapa is the Māori name for the gardens, which translates as Botanical Gardens of Waipapa. Admission is free. Hours vary by season.
Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, tel 64 3 941 7590
Godley Head Walk
For those interested in hiking, visit Godley Head Loop Trail. The hike is about 6 miles long and passes along the coastline through historical WWII sites including old military buildings and tunnels. The loop begins at Taylor’s Mistake beach car park.
New Regent Street
Explore the many shops, restaurants, entertainment options and cultural attractions on New Regent Street. The pedestrian mall originally opened in 1932 and has since undergone rebuilds due to earthquakes.
The Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC), the cultural cornerstone and final public element of the World Trade Center site, opened this September. The new performing arts center in Lower Manhattan provides a dynamic home for the arts, serving audiences and creators through flexible venues enabling the facility to embrace wide-ranging artistic programs.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
Whether you call secondhand fashion treasure troves “thrift stores,” “fripperies,” “charity shops,” “vintage boutiques” or something else, shifting the paradigm from “old clothes” to “new finds,” you may find the best, most conversation-starting souvenirs inside these shops and neighborhoods located in the world’s most fashionable cities and a few unexpected places.
While the 372-passenger Viking Polaris expedition ship, launched in September 2022, falls midway in size between Viking Cruises’ intimate river cruise ships and large-scale ocean ships, it is operated with the same attention to detail and personalized service.
Exclusive Sailing with Global Traveler
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts partners with Cisneros Real Estate to construct a new Four Seasons property in the Dominican Republic. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Dominican Republic at Tropicalia is slated to open in 2026.
On Sept. 25, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the prime minister of Iceland, revealed plans to add a tax on travelers visiting the country. The goal of the tax is to help offset the impact of tourism on the environment.
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