Nau Mai, Haere Mai – Welcome!

We look forward to welcoming you to Christchurch New Zealand for the International Conference on Geomorphology in 2026. Tectonically-active, in the 'Roaring 40s' and geologically-young, Aotearoa New Zealand offers world-class geomorphology with some of the world’s fastest rates of uplift and erosion.

Welcome to Ōtautahi Christchurch

A warm welcome awaits you in our city, a place of greenery, contemporary and classic architecture, scenery and space. Otautahi Christchurch has been rebuilt and reimagined; Venues are world-class, flexible, and uber-modern. Hotels and accommodation are conveniently close to both venues and hospitality, none more than 10 minutes from each othe. All in a spacious and updated city centre designed not just for cars, but humans.

Our city is filled with green spaces, cycle lanes, and precincts reserved for pedestrians (and the occasional tram). We were voted one of the friendliest cities in the world back in 2019, so expect a wave and a smile (perhaps from the tram driver).

We're connected to the world by an international airport and bustling seaport, and the highways that criss-cross the South Island largely convene here.

We are at the heart of the unforgettable South Island, an island absolutely stacked with pre and post activities and destinations. It's on the bucket list for a reason!

We look forward to welcoming you and your delegates to our city.

Geomorphology in New Zealand

  • Tectonically-active, in the 'Roaring 40s', geologically-young: Aotearoa New Zealand offers world-class geomorphology.
  • Some of the world’s fastest rates of uplift and erosion.
  • A remarkable record of Quaternary and historical landscape changes.
  • A strong history of geomorphological research.
  • From the active volcanoes and mountains, along the dynamic and braided rivers, and out to the diverse coastal environments, there is something exciting for every geomorphologist!

We look forward to seeing you in 2026.


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