Come to our beautiful, lively Garden City now home of the Ellerslie Flower Show. Christchurch is the second largest city in New Zealand with approximately 400,000 people.
Christchurch has 600 parks covering 6000 hectares: public and private gardens are wonderful in spring, summer and autumn. With a vast number of mature tress, the name
‘Garden City’ is very apt.
The Avon River, winding its way through the city, is a focal point for relaxation where you can enjoy an afternoon watching various wildlife or
take a trip on a traditional English punt, whilst enjoying champagne & strawberries and a picnic hamper.
The city also boasts a fully restored Victorian tram which will take you past many of the sights & is well worth the time to travel back in
time to the pace of yesteryear. Relax at the Art Centre and enjoy the variety of stalls & galleries.
Modern, exciting shopping malls can be found in the city and suburbs, together with restaurants, bars and cafes serving up culinary delights and
a fair dose of life appreciation and good times for all. Within Christchurch there are a multitude of activities for all walks of life, including golf courses and driving
ranges, tennis courts, wildlife parks, walking tracks, cycle tracks, wind surfing, boating and much more. During winter, you can access a number of well known ski fields
within 1-2 hours drive. Beaches, rivers, mountains, forests and farms are all very close, so come and experience Christchurch, the Gateway to New Zealand's South Island.