Christchurch is called the Garden City and has many beautiful gardens and parks,
including the centrally located Botanical Gardens and the 161 hectare Hagley Park.
The Avon River meanders through the centre of Christchurch with poplars and
weeping willows lining the banks.Take a punt on the river to while away a leisurely afternoon.
Christchurch has a mild climate with warm summers and cooler winters.
Christchurch also has easy access to the sea and beaches,
the Port Hills with wonderful views and Banks Peninsula.
The TranzAlpine Train runs daily from Christchurch to Greymouth and
is one of the world’s great scenic railway journeys
The International Antarctic Centre at Christchurch airport provides
an interactive and exciting experience of Antarctica.