Christchurch is situated on the East Coast of the Southern New Zealand and it has two rivers. One is the Avon which flows through the city and the very nice Botanic Gardens and another is the Heathcote. Christchurch is known as the gateway to the South Island and also known as The Mainland. Christchurch is the third largest city of the New Zealand having population over 370,000. Christchurc is tagged as the NZ’s Garden City and it has large number of public parks, recreation grounds and reserves. You would love to watch the Botanic Gardens, Golf Courses and Sport Fields. Christchurch offers a pleasant drive to the visitors and also you can do plenty of things here.
1. Bus Ride
Start your vacations in a brilliant way of seeing Christchurch in the open top bus of 1960’s. You have a great option of 1 hour or 3 hour tour. The tour goes with an excellent commentary and they take you to the each and every main part of the city. It’s a better way to explore the attractions and parts of the Christchurch.
2. Botanical Gardens
Christchurch is popular for the Botanical Gardens. Hagley Park, it was created in 1855 and it’s the largest open space in city. The place is situated in midst of the green lavish environment and it’s a worth to visit for natural lovers. The quiet surrounding will pour your heart with peace and love for everyone. Spend some time there and capture some classic moments.
3. International Antarctic Centre
Christchurch is a bit warm city and you would see a warm climate everywhere, to escape from such condition you can run into the International Antarctic Centre that has a snow storm room with a well sealed safe environment offers real snow. The temperature of the place is set at -4C and they make it a memorable visit for all the visitors. Must visit the place and head with your kids.
4. Arts Center
If you are interested in arts and handy-crafts then I would suggest you to head to the Arts Centre at the middle of the city. You can easily access the place by local transportation. Some of the crafts and food stalls are shifted to the Ferrymead Heritage Park after the earthquake in 2011 but the remaining part is opened for the visitors. You will have a wonderful experience here.
5. Orana Wildlife Park
Want to add some adventure taste into your holidays then you can head to Orana Wildlife Park situated at the outside of the city. The park gives more the zoo feeling and offers cosier environment. You can watch many wild animals here such as lions, rhinos, giraffes, zebras etc. Also you would love the breathtaking scenic view of mountains and greenery. At the evening you can enjoy the glimpse of beautiful sunset with the one you love. So, it’s a worth to visit and don’t forget to take a good camera along with you.
Christchurch is one of the popular cities for travelers in New Zealand. This city offers many things for the visitors such as night-life, attractions, food, culture, adventures and lot more. So, make a plan and visit Christchurch.