Garden city or a Gateway to New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch is sure to be on the bucket list of any traveller. It is nestled between the hills and the Pacific Ocean which makes it an extremely scenic place. The River Avon runs through the city, and is the best place to observe the cute little flat-bottomed punts. When here, you can indulge in a plethora of adventurous activities, such as skiing, bungee-jumping, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, surfing and swimming. The Canterbury Museum with its Gothic style architecture is a must see for its rich and fascinating history. If you want to experience Antarctica, then The International Antarctica Centre is the place to be for visitors of all ages. The TranzAlpine train journey is a scenic journey you wouldn’t want to miss. The Christchurch Casino is the largest casino on the South Island and a perfect entertainment point for nightlife lovers. In addition to this, the city also has a number of pubs and bars.
When it comes to accommodation, the city has a number of luxury hotels. Just overlooking the picturesque Hagley Park and River Avon, you will find The George, an award winning luxury boutique hotel in Christchurch, which is known for offering a bespoke stay and friendly staff. The Heritage Christchurch is another hotel in Christchurch known for its architecture and spacious suites. It is located in an excellent location and offers seamless service.