Planning a trip to New Zealand? While Auckland and Wellington make the top of many lists, it's easy to forget the multitude of wonders that Christchurch and New Zealand's South island offer. The area itself has been inhabited for centuries, but it was only in the mid nineteenth century that the city as we know it today was finally settled. Today, the city is one of the largest in the country and is a popular destination with tourists from far and wide. Its proximity to the Southern Alps makes it a great first stop for skiing and snowboard enthusiasts, with plenty of development to provide tourists from all over with everything they need for a memorable trip.
Christchurch might have established itself as a farming community, but the city has come a long way over the years. Today, it's a cultural hub and one of the biggest cities in New Zealand. Popular with international tourists and a frequent stopover destination for tourists heading further afield, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied, however long you're in town.
Approximate Air Distance: 8400 km
Approximate Flight Duration: 10 hrs 50 min
Major Airlines: Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways International, British Airways, Cathay Pacific etc.
Major Airports: Departure from Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) / Arrival at Christchurch Airport (CHC)
Major Tourism Spots: South island: Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, Lake Wanaka, Milford Sound etc.
Popular season: Summer
Summer falls in December, January and February. Average temperatures: 20 to 25 degrees.
Cheaper fares during Winter season
Winter is from June to August and air tickets are generally cheaper during the winter travel period. Average temperatures: 12 to 16 degrees.
Shoulder seasons: Spring & Autumn
Autumn is from March to May. Average temperatures: 17 to 21 degrees.
Spring is from September to November. Average temperatures: 16 to 19 degrees.
CTSG tip: The average New Zealand temperature gets lower as you travel south.
Estimate S$ 1.00 = NZ$1.10
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No matter what time of year you're visiting, you can count on a busy schedule of concerts and gigs, exciting exhibitions and festivals, performing arts events and much more besides. Perfect if you're visiting for longer, there's a dynamic calendar of events for people of all ages.
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