19 Jun 2019 - 20 Jun 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Also referred to as the Garden City, Christchurch is the largest city of New Zealand’s South Island, and is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains and is bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean. The Christchurch region is the third-most populous urban area after Auckland and Wellington. It is also the second largest contributor to the local economy. The city of New Zealand is a vibrant city and a hub for adventure lovers, offering activities like Bungee jumping, rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, and much more.
Christchurch which is an electric mix of history and contemporary culture gives you more than a few reasons to witness the best of New Zealand. The central business district of the city lies within the Four Avenues of Christchurch that are Bealey Avenue, Fitzgerald Avenue, Moorhouse Avenue and Deans Avenue. It is also a major centre for many residential areas. It is a hub for vibrant arts, culture and heritage attractions. Apart from having spectacular gardens, it is a city alive with colours, atmosphere and world-class attractions. It has got many tourist attractions and activities that suit all ages, tastes and budgets.
Planning a trip to Christchurch can be tricky and exhausting if you are a first timer. There are many places and attractions to visit. A comprehensive and descriptive knowledge about the places is must as it gives one a crystal clear picture of the attractions which they can’t afford to miss. Some might love to stay in the heart of the city and some might prefer to have a relaxing and soothing travel experience in the outskirts.
Here are the listings of places to visit of Christchurch which will make your trip memorable:
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Christchurch! So many wonderful outdoor activities like kayaking on the Avon River, spending time in the park, and heading to the outskirts for some beautiful hikes. The residents have gone through some trying times lately like the earthquake of 2011, and more recently the attack on the mosque, but in spite of all that, they have kept up their indomitable spirit and the love of their town keeps them steadfast.
Christchurch is still in somewhat rebuilding mode, from past earthquake. Pleasant to walk around the center, saw Cathedral Square, Canterbury museum and central shopping area.
A challenging place to live if you are used to having a city to explore and weekend options, but lots of outdoorsy stuff nearby makes it popular. The city is slowly building itself back up and it will be interesting to see how it looks in years to come. To be fair to Christchurch I have spent most of my time here working brutal hours on the rebuild so my ability to explore wholeheartedly has been rather compromised!
A lovely city with nice botanical gardens. The downtown is very walkable. I liked it a lot!