Two major earthquakes in 2011 damaged many iconic Christchurch landmarks, including the city's beautiful cathedral. Visitors to Christchurch can see how these traumatic events have altered our town, and can witness the strength of community spirit and resilience that is rebuilding and renewing this historic place. The beauty and tranquillity of Christchurch continues to predominate and visitors are always delighted by our lovely parks and gardens.
A thriving artistic community supports cafés, restaurants, bars, theatre, art galleries, music and much more. Combine this with adjacent hills, mountains and beaches, and ski fields an easy drive away, and Christchurch is one of the most attractive and exciting tourist destinations in the world.
An abundance of cultural and adventure activities are available using Christchurch as a base.
High Country Explorer
Active New Zealand Adventure travel, hiking tours, biking tours, kayaking tours
Okarito Beach House -- a secluded lodge-style accommodation located on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, close to Okarito Lagoon and Franz-Josef glacier.
New Zealand Driving Times and Distances
River Kayaking in the Paparoa National Park - great river kayaking
Paparoa Park Motel - good motel in Punakaiki
Karamea Bridge Farm Motels - good motel in Karamea
www.salomtravel.com - Pam stayed here on her recent trip to Uzbekistan