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Christchurch
Area
 
452 km²
Population
 
414,000
Christchurch - The Garden City, a picturesque mix of the old, the quasi-old and the somewhat new is located on the east coast of the South Island is full of contrasts. Christchurch is a growing cosmopolitan ambiance that adds a touch of excitement without overt flashiness.
 
Places For Visit
Botanic Gardens
 
Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City is truly reflected in the Botanic Gardens. Undoubtedly the finest collection of exotic and indigenous plants found anywhere in New Zealand, the Gardens provide spectacular displays all year round. You can't help but be impressed with the large majestic trees and sweeping lawns providing a wonderful backdrop to feature gardens including rock, water, rose and herb gardens.
 
Robert McDougall Art Gallery
 
It is located in the Botanic Gardens, the Robert McDougall is Christchurch's public art museum which is the current home of Christchurch's public art collection, including international and New Zealand historical and contemporary pieces.
 
Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum is renowned for having some of the finest cultural and natural collections in New Zealand, as well as for its creative and imaginative displays. Housed in one of Christchurch's finest historic buildings, Canterbury Museum has world class displays of geology, zoology, Maori, Asian and European collections. Enjoy a rest in the delightful Museum Cafe overlooking the Botanic Gardens, or browse around the Museum Store. Include a visit to the nearby Botanic Gardens and the Arts Centre
Orana Wildlife Park
Orana Park is New Zealand's largest wildlife reserve and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve has among its displays New Zealand's largest day time kiwi viewing area. The Park is internationally recognised for its breeding of rare and endangered New Zealand and African animals. You can experience the feeding of the magnificent Rothschild giraffe, see cheetah in full chase, feed the lions, enjoy the antics of monkeys, lemurs, porcupines and servals, and be amazed at the African Plains exhibit featuring white rhino and zebra. Be sure not to miss out on New Zealand's own symbol, Kiwi the nocturnal house.
The other attractions
 
The other attractions of Christchurch include Canterbury Museum that has fine cultural and natural collections as well as creative and imaginative displays. Air Force World captures the adventure and history of flight in New Zealand , Christchurch Casino offers 24-hour gaming entertainment. Visitors can be introduced to Maori culture at Nga Hau E Wha Marae.Christchurch Convention Centre, New Zealand's only purpose-built convention centre that comprise over 1,864 square metres of pillarless and carpeted flat floor space is an ideal environment for conventions, exhibitions, trade shows and gala events of all types.
 
Get Christchurch
Visit by Road - The local bus service, known as Metro, is provided by Environment Canterbury. The car, however, remains the dominant form of transport. The central city has very flat terrain and the City Council are establishing a network of cycle lanes on roads.
Visit by Air - Christchurch International Airport (IATA: CHC, ICAO: NZCH) is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located 12 kilometres to the northwest of the city centre, in the suburb of Harewood.
Visit by Rail -The Main North Line railway travels northwards via Kaikoura to Picton and is served by the famous TranzCoastal passenger train

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