Christchurch, New Zealand


Christchurch, on New Zealand’s South Island, was certainly one of our favorite cities on our New Zealand trip. A river and parkway wends its way through downtown, and the lovely botanical gardens and large parks create plenty of green space to enjoy. Architecturally, old granite buildings contrast with the cutting edge new Art Museum, while the red and yellow trolleys offer tours about the downtown area. The Antarctic center next to the airport is also worth a visit.