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Things to do and see in Christchurch

Christchurch is a unique city in many ways. Unlike the vast majority of other places, you can enjoy skiing on true snow, play golf, bungee jump, windsurf, watch whales, go on a mountain biking tour or visit famous vineyards and gardens; all in the broader area of one city. How cool is that? Although the earthquake destroyed great deal of the central part and its neo-gothic architecture, the city remained beautiful and attractive tourist target. Unlike the buildings, the soul and spirit of the people there remain the same. That’s the reason why so many tourists from all over the world are visiting it on a regular basis. While there are so many nice things to see and do there, here are few tips to consider.

1. Pop-Up Mall

Pop-Up Mall

Since the original shopping mall was damaged by earthquake, you may want to visit pop-up mall in the Cashel Street which was built completely from shipping containers. Twenty seven shops and two cafes are located in sixty containers. On top of that, you can see street performers there on a daily basis.

3. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

If you want to spend pleasant day out you can go to this great wildlife park. You will enjoy animal attractions, various Maori cultural displays and good food in local restaurant.

5. Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park

This Park is located near the Christchurch airport, on McLeans Road. It is one of a kind. There isn’t another open-range zoo in whole country. You can enjoy interactive exhibitions and animal feeding with your family.

2. Hagley Park

Hagley Park

This historic spot is great place for walks, picnics or various sports. You can go there with your family or alone. Either way, you will enjoy it.

4. TranzAlpine Trip to Greymouth

TranzAlpine Trip to Greymouth

You can hop on the train in the morning in Christchurch, and arrive to Greymouth around noon or 1 pm. The view from the train is beautiful. You will enjoy every mile of this trip. Once in Greymouth, give yourself some time to explore everything.

Christchurch is a beautiful city surrounded by stunning nature. It has a lot to offer and you should devote few days of your vacation to explore at least some of its treasures. Christchurch lies in Canterbury, near the centre of the east coast of the South Island, east of the Canterbury Plains. It is located near the southern end of Pegasus Bay.

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