Christchurch is a very picturesque city located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South island. In Autumn you may think you are somewhere in Europe as the numerous European trees turn yellow, orange and gold. Botanic Garden is a must at this time of the year.
Many historical buildings such as pictured Cathedral will also capture your attention. Unlike in many other cities where such buildings are often a no go zone Christchurch has turn many of them to usable retail and service spaces. I must say I had mixed feeling about this approach but it certainly makes for a more colourful visit.
The Canterbury region is quite amazing. Vast distance of green, lush land with endless supply of mountains, lakes , springs, rivers and valleys. You could spend years there and not discover all the landmarks.
Explore my Christchurch and Canterbury gallery.