With a population of around 360,000, Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and the second largest in the country.
Prior to 2011, Christchurch was widely regarded as a great destination for international students. The city was renowned for its friendliness, its quietness (compared to big bustling cities), its historic architecture and its amazing parks and greenery. Despite the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, these qualities still stand true.
Christchurch is currently undergoing a major rebuilding and is in the process of transforming itself into one of the world’s most modern and sustainable cities.
There is nowhere else in the world where within two hours of an international airport you can ski at a world class alpine resort, play golf, bungy jump, go rafting, mountain biking, hot-air ballooning, wind surfing, whale watching and visit world class wineries and gardens.
The city centre is comfortingly compact and the most delightful central feature is the gently winding Avon River. On its grassy banks lined with poplars and weeping willows, office workers and visitors join street entertainers, seagulls and ducks for lunch in the sun.
Christchurch is the gateway to the Canterbury region and the spectacular experiences you will have within the South Island of New Zealand.
Visit www.christchurchnz.com for more information about what this great city has to offer.
Christchurch Educated Pre-Arrival/Arrival Resource, click on www.askchched.co.nz
Christchurch City of Opportunity
Welcome to #Christchurch and #Canterbury: a place to try new things; the space to discover your passion; a city to make new friends and the opportunity to become who you want to be! – Christchurch Student Experience Video