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  • Address: Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch, New Zealand 8013

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Christchurch Art Centre Tours

The Arts Centre of Christchurch was long the creative hub of the city. Located in Gothic Revival buildings that were once home to the University of Canterbury, the center took a hit in 2011 when a major earthquake damaged 22 of the 23 buildings. The Arts Centre is currently closed to the public, but work is underway to reopen the Art Centre in stages. 

The site’s origins date back to the late 1800s. Along with the University of Canterbury, the buildings housed a girls and boys high school. Both high schools moved off-site and by the mid-1950s a growing population forced the University to move to a larger campus. That’s when the Arts Centre was created. 

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The damage from the earthquake was extensive. A $290 million restoration is underway. It’s reportedly the largest heritage project being undertaken in the world. Estimated final completion is expected in 2019. 

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Christchurch and Banks Peninsula Sightseeing Tour, Akaroa, null
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Christchurch and Banks Peninsula Sightseeing Tour

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This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers arriving in Akaroa with a desire for a memorable experience, including panoramic photo ...  Read more

Location: Akaroa, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.49
Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and Botanic Gardens Tour, ... 
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Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and Botanic Gardens Tour

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Explore the tranquil side of Christchurch with a classic boating, or Punting, experience on the beautiful Avon River. A punter provides informative commentary ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $19.40
Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission, ... 
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Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 Reviews

Experience the grand architecture, beautiful gardens and scenic view points on a half-day city tour of Christchurch. Wander the Monavale Gardens with pretty ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.49

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