ChristChurch: The English city outside of England!!!
New Zealand is known to have one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world. The country is divided into a Northern and Southern island. While they are both beautiful, it is the Southern Island that most naturalists come to see. The South Island is famous for having many different settings - from lush, green hills and fields to rocky and snow covered mountains. From crystal clear pools and quiet rivers to raging seas and huge beaches. From majestic glacial peaks of the Southern Alps to rainforest wildlife, turquoise sea and soothing waterfalls—New Zealand's South Island offers the drive of a lifetime. With some of the rarest birds and most exotic plant life in the world, national parks and natural blowholes, golden beaches and marine life.
After the whirlwind of Queenstown, charming Christchurch is the perfect place to wind down. Glide down the Avon River on a punt, meander through the iconic Botanic Gardens, and expand your mind at the Antarctic Centre or Christchurch Museum. Let me tell you that Christchurch is a city undergoing a comeback. Reborn in the wake of earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.
Christchurch is often called the most English city outside of England―from the River Avon to the Court Theatre, to neo-Gothic architecture and award-winning gardens.
Christchurch for families
From little blue penguins to Hector's dolphins, and New Zealand's most important kiwi breeding centre, Christchurch is one on every families 'must do' list. The World's Best Antarctic Attraction is based here―take a Hagglund ride or pick up a penguin backstage pass.
Christchurch for cyclists
There are few better places to explore on two wheels. The Port Hill have countless kilometres of mountain biking tracks, as does McLeans Island and Bottle Lake Forest Reserve.