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Christchurch is not only a popular place to visit but also to work, live and do business. With a population of over 350,000 Christchurch is the international gateway to the south island and boasts breath taking scenery, endless galleries and museums and a vibrant metropolis of shops and markets.
Christchurch is located on the east coast of the south island of New Zealand and like the rest of the country it is a city of contrasts allowing it’s residents to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle within a natural environment world famous for it’s beauty.
Christchurch and Canterbury are well known not only for their beauty but also a large variety of attractions for holiday makers to explore, Christchurch has a lively entertainment scene in addition to stunning parks and gardens, a large array of sporting and shopping activities and a strong cultural heritage. Among the top attractions of the city are the botanic gardens, the Air force museum and the Antarctic centre.
Christchurch has long since been known as the garden city and this is clearly reflected in the stunning and impressive Botanic gardens with what is unarguably the finest collection of exotic flowers and plans found anywhere in New Zealand. In addition to the stunning floral displays that can be enjoyed throughout the year is the chance to appreciate large majestic trees, sweeping lawns and an array of feature gardens including water, rose and rock collections.
Christchurch is also home to an impressive shopping district with the cathedral square market located in the heart of the city centre. This outdoor market offers hand crafted and imported goods such as New Zealand wood ware, hand knitting, sheepskins, bone carvings and jewellery to name but a few. The Cathedral Square market also boasts a number of eateries from boutique restaurants and cafes to a variety of street vendors. Christchurch is also a hub of arts and crafts and has countless art galleries, theatres and museums in addition to live music concerts every week.
In terms of attractions for the tourist, Christchurch has something for everyone from Orana Park - New Zealand’s largest wildlife reserve, Air Force World - a centre that explores the history and adventure of flight in New Zealand and even a 24-hour casino for gaming entertainment.
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