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Artist's impression of Eden Project New Zealand

Eden Project New Zealand

Eden Project New Zealand, also known as Eden Project Aotearoa after the Māori name for the country, will be based at the Avonside Loop in Christchurch that now forms part of the wider Ōtākaro Avon River corridor, on approximately 40 hectares of land.

The project will transform a former residential area in the heart of Christchurch, cleared following the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. 


Aquatic plants shown with camera half submerged in water


Map of New Zealand with Christchurch marked with a pin

The project explores and celebrates the interconnectedness of all things, particularly all living things. Comprising a multi-sensory world-class visitor destination and new neighbourhood, it will braid the histories of the natural world and the people who have inhabited it – exploring and celebrating the relationships between nature and culture.

Like every Eden Project around the world, Eden Project New Zealand will be transformational and regenerative with an overarching theme of humanity’s connection to the natural world.

Eden has recently recieved a NZ$152,500 inward investment grant comes from New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) which will contribute towards the cost of a feasibility study.

Photo by EOS Ecology

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