CHRISTCHURCH - THE GARDEN CITY
Situated with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Southern Alps on the other, Christchurch serves as the South Island’s largest city and a tourism hot spot.
Christchurch is the gateway to ski fields, golf resorts, whale watching, hot-air ballooning, rafting and world-class wineries, all within two hours of the city. Just over an hours drive is the beautiful French Settlement of Akaroa and the Thermal Resort of Hanmer Springs, the perfect day trip from Christchurch. With so much to offer, Christchurch is the perfect place to visit for both business and pleasure. Christchurch has a diverse mix of places to eat and drink, with more restaurants and bistro’s opening weekly. Christchurch also offers a wide variety of festivals and events each year. Take a look at the websites listed adjacent to find something to suits your needs whatever the time of year.