Christchurch

Located on the South Islands' east coast, Christchurch is the largest urban area on the South Island, and the second largest city in New Zealand.

 

Sadly, some parts of Christchurch suffered very badly from the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, which caused serious damage to a large part of downtown Christchurch.  The Central Business district (CBD) in the center of the city was hit very badly, but the vast majority of the buildings and businesses have been refurbished, repaired or demolished and rebuilt.

 

In true New Zealand spirit, the affected areas of the city were and are still being rebuilt, in keeping with the city's charming style, and as each week goes by, the city is getting closer to returning to its former glory.  Some areas in the city center that had been seriously damaged, have now made into parks and gardens, and new buildings that are being built are being limited to only 7 floors.

 

The River Avon that runs through the city, is surrounded by many waterfront urban parks and gardens, making it a lovely, scenic area of the city for walks and picnics, and luckily, this area was not greatly affected by the earthquake disturbance.

 

A day trip from Christchurch which is very well worth the time, is a visit to Akaroa, which is a town with a big French influence, having been settled by French explorers in  the late 1800's.  The town is a 70 minute drive south west of Christchurch and nestles on the edge of a bay which is the lip of an ancient volcano, with very stunning bays in the area to explore. The town has some very beautiful colonial buildings, which house a number of galleries, craft shops and restaurants.

 

Christchurch is still a must to visit on any tour of New Zealand, and most of the hotels, restaurants and attractions have been rebuilt, refrurbished and are open for business and ready to welcome guests.

 

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS AND PRICES ARE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED, DUE TO A LARGE NUMBER OF HOTELS THAT HAVE BEEN DAMAGED, EITHER BEYOND REPAIR OR WITH SIGNIFICANT RECONSTRUCTION NEEDED BEFORE THEY RE-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  IF YOU NEED DETAILS AND PRICES FOR A PROPERTY NOT CURRENTLY SHOWN, PLEASE CALL OUR RESERVATIONS TEAM.

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