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Te Pae Convention Centre

Te Pae Convention Centre

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has been designed as Ōtautahi Christchurch's ‘gathering place’. 

Our name, ‘Te Pae’ draws inspiration from several phrases in te reo Māori:

Te Pae Maunga – our mountain views.


Te Pae Christchurch is not just a place, it is our people

Combining the depth of our local experience with the support of the world's leading venue management company, we’re ideally positioned to establish Christchurch as a leading, world-class venue, attracting interest from a diverse range of international sectors.


Air Force Museum of New Zealand

Air Force Museum of New Zealand Air Force Museum of New Zealand

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand is the national museum for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and one of New Zealand’s premier attractions. Located in Christchurch on the site of the former Air Force Base at Wigram, the Museum offers a unique and memorable visitor experience. With over 30 historic aircraft, hands-on exhibitions and programmes, guided tours and even a flight simulator, all with FREE entry, it is the ideal place to bring the whole family for a great day out.


Christchurch Adventure Park

Christchurch Adventure Park Christchurch Adventure Park

Your base for epic adventures and chilled out down-time set in Christchurch’s Port Hills. Race through the valley on the dual zip-line tour. Take in the stunning views from the chairlift or walking track. Be totally stoked out by the stunning machine and hand-built mountain bike trails or just chill out on the large deck of our café nestled in the Pine forest. The Adventure Park experience is yours for the making and we can't wait to share it with you!


International Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre International Antarctic Centre

Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand’s best, award winning tourist attractions. The International Antarctic Centre is your destination for authentic, interactive fun and provides an exciting experience of Antarctica for visitors of all ages. It doesn’t matter whether you’re 2 or 92 – there’s hours of fun here for everyone.


AMI Stadium Christchurch

AMI Stadium Christchurch AMI Stadium

Best known as the home of Canterbury rugby, AMI Stadium has a seating capacity of over 18,000 people for sporting events – a capacity that extends to 30,000 for concerts. The ground and buildings were redeveloped following the earthquakes and now serves as the venue for provincial and international rugby union and league matches, and outdoor arena concerts and shows.


Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Botanic Gardens

Take a stroll through the 153-year-old Christchurch Botanic Gardens and explore our extensive collection of natives and exotic plants across 21 hectares. Every season is different, and you'll also discover clever artworks, and historic conservatories and memorials. Voted South Island's top tourism attraction. Free entry.


Horncastle Arena

As one of New Zealand’s largest indoor entertainment venues, the Horncastle Arena attracts leading international artists, performers and sports teams to Christchurch. Concerts here are a big deal, and fans travel from all over the country to take in the sights, sounds, excitement and adrenalin on display.

Horncastle Arena Horncastle Arena

Conveniently located in Addington, the arena boasts over 4,000m2 of floor space – an area that is readily available for the big Christchurch events and easily adaptable for the smaller ones. Clever design integrations mean the venue can quickly transform from a netball court to a 7000-seat concert arena. Such flexibility ensures Horncastle Arena can cater for exhibitions, expos, concerts, conferences and gala dinners.