If you’re on your way to the South Island, Christchurch is a definite must-see. In a city where endurance and strength exudes along its pavements, you’ll find plenty of beauty in the every day moments. Come take a walk with us and discover what awaits all travellers heading to New Zealand’s Garden City.
You’ll find yourself engulfed by breathtaking backdrops right upon landing.
Where else will you see such an exquisite contrast between coastal and alpine plains?
A trove of parks and gardens are ready to showcase why locals call Christchurch the Garden City.
Even in the wintry months, there’s always a bit of freshness and greenery.
Christchurch is a place where creativity is abound…
… just about everywhere you visit…
… and in more ways than anyone could have imagined.
Cathedral Square may have previously been battered, but its community spirit prevails.
Even if chess isn’t your thing, you won’t be short of things to do at the heart of the city.
Christchurch’s English heritage is always a standout attraction.
Historic wonders are well within reach.
In fact, many still have their place in modern society.
Day or night, New Regent Street’s Spanish Mission architecture always has a special spark to it.
Modern fixtures like the Cardboard Cathedral are a testament to the city’s resilient spirit.
Further afield, New Brighton Pier’s photogenic features never cease to amaze.
A walk or cycle around Port Hills will definitely reward you with remarkable vistas.
And an epic expedition around the wider Canterbury region is just a scenic drive away.
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WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.
WHAT DESTINATION IS ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET-LIST?
I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
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Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.