5 Things To Do In Christchurch
Christchurch has been badly affected by earthquakes in recent years. Though, the resilient nature of local residents means they’ve had the determination to not only rebuild their lives and businesses, but to create a new, modern vibe in the process. Making Christchurch a vibrant, fun and diverse place to visit. This unique city features highly on our best of South Island New Zealand list and here are just some of the reasons why!
As its name suggests, this one is for everyone who relishes a challenge! Think high wires, rope bridges and zip lines set in the most epic forest you can imagine. If you’re not confident in your physical abilities, don’t panic! There are a range of difficulty levels which means everyone can get involved and go at their own pace!
Orana Wildlife Park
Feed the lemurs, giraffes and see the rhinos up close. Hopefully you can even catch a glimpse of the famous elusive Kiwi!
See The Best Of South Island New Zealand From Above
You can’t go anywhere in New Zealand without wanting to take to the skies to soak in the incredible landscapes. So, visit the Christchurch Gondola where you’ll see the stunning Christchurch cityscape, beautiful harbour and even the Southern Alps in the distance.
The Botanic Gardens
Affectionately referred to as the Garden City, Christchurch is famous for its beautiful blooms and impressive collection of exotic and native plant life. Wander around, soak in the sunshine and treat yourself to an afternoon picnic amongst this stunning rainbow of colours.
As mentioned earlier, the resilience of Christchurch residents has been hugely inspiring. Quake City is a permanent reminder of their strength. Moreover, this multi-sensory exhibition shows the devastation caused by earthquake and how it affected the city’s inhabitants. But most importantly, it reveals just how they coped at such a difficult time. Trust us, the exhibition is well worth $10 and is incredibly uplifting.