Christchurch New Zealand
Welcome to a vibrant city in transition, coping resiliently and creatively with the aftermath of NZ’s second-biggest natural disaster (especially as tremors can still be felt regularly). Traditionally the most English of NZ cities, Christchurch is now adding a modern and innovative layer to its damaged heritage heart. Punts still glide gently down the Avon River, and the Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park are still among NZ’s finest public spaces, but an energetic entrepreneurial edge is also evident, harnessing the opportunities emerging from the city’s recent seismic heartache.
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Our top picks for Christchurch
Untouched World: Seriously luxe 'lifestyle store' where clothes come in 'mountainsilk' or 'merinomink' fabric
Canterbury Museum: This museum has a brilliant collection of natural and manmade items of NZ significance
Cook'n' with Gas: Prize-winning food served up with a fabulous wine list
International Antarctic Centre: Everything you ever wanted to know about the world's southernmost continent is here at this fascinating centre
Twisted Hop: This traditional English 'real ale brew pub' offers brewery tours and tastings
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