Punting on the Avon
Stroll through Hagley Park
The French settlement of Akaroa
Accessed via its International airport or 1 hour 40 minutes flight from Auckland. Visitors enjoy Christchurch for its elegant simplicity and gracious lifestyle.
This ‘Garden City’ has been voted one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world. Christchurch has achieved a fine balance between the extremes of modern metro hustle and the grace and charm of an earlier era.
Christchurch was named by nostalgic settlers after an Oxford university college, and the traditional English ambience can be felt in many ways. Recent European and Oriental immigration has created a melting pot of other exotic cultures, reflected in a host of exciting eateries, nightclubs and street entertainment. Christchurch is rebuilding itself with new cafes and bars, shopping centres quaint boutiques opening. You can even sip a glass of Champagne while punting on the Avon river. Winter skiing is within an hour’s drive of the city.
Located in the centre of the city is historic Italianate style boutique hotel – The Classic Villa offering a touch of yesteryear.
main photo: David Swanson