"Christchurch" Christchurch by martin_nl

Christchurch Travel Guide: 1,251 reviews and 2,676 photos

The Garden City

One of the loveliest cities in New Zealand has to be Christchurch. It lacks all the concrete structures of Auckland and the busyness of Wellington, but that is what gives Christchurch together with it's green parks and river Avon, it's nice typical english character.

Everywhere you look it's prefect in this city. You feel safe, it's clean, the sights are very nice and the people are among the friendliest in New Zealand. For me it was also the first place I got to in NZ so it was a perfect start.

The main things you need to do in Christchurch are walking along the river Avon, relax in the lovely and huge Botanical Gardens, check out Cathedral Square, with it's Gothic Cathedral, lovely weekend market and wizard and simply take in all the nice squares and greenery this city has to offer you. Christchurch is the perfect place to start and/or finish any New Zealand trip.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Perfect city!
  • Cons:Isn't it wrong to feel like you're in England when you actually are in New Zealand???
  • In a nutshell:Gardens, green, lovely people...
  • Last visit to Christchurch: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Wibowo's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2007 at 1:43 AM

    Nice one mate! I am totally agree with you. I've been in Christchurch 2 times, but still wanna go there:)

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2005 at 9:27 AM

    I liked your photos of Christchurch. Cathedral square looked so pretty and the Botanical Gardens very inviting! The River Avon seemed an interesting element to the city, too.

  • Redlats's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2005 at 10:45 PM

    The idea of cruising down the Avon through the middle of the city is quite cool! It doesn't look like there is any white-water rafting opportunities on that river. Excellent photos and write-ups.

  • cnango's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2005 at 11:46 PM

    Nice job Martin. It brought back some good memories of my vacation in Christchurch. And your pictures are a lot better than mine LOL

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2005 at 8:18 AM

    Nice job on Christchurch. Maybe I'll get to the South Island next time too!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2005 at 3:56 PM

    fantastic...........all is good!!, didn't need to group ^..^ superb Ferrier pic, best I seen so far!!

  • Jan 2, 2005 at 12:12 PM

    This place does look very english, maybe more english than it should ;-))

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2004 at 3:26 PM

    Excellent page. Brings back many childhood memories for me.

  • dmirebella's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2004 at 4:33 PM

    ur Chc pages brings back so many fond memories! great pages Martin .. :-)

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2004 at 4:21 AM

    Very good selection of photos from your visit here Martin. Incedible to think it was 8 months ago tomorrow since you handed Baton_East to me and it is still here!!!!!


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