As the gateway to New Zealand's South Island, bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, Christchurch is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps. As it recovers from a destructive earthquake in 2011, Christchurch is a unique an interesting city to explore.
Home to stunning gardens, quaint churches, trendy cafes and an array of stunning day hikes, Christchurch is a must visit place on your South Island Itinerary. With heritage buildings, heaps of open green spaces and an old world England charm - it's the perfect destination for simply kicking back and relaxing with a coffee somewhere in the sun. See it today with Backpackers World Travel!