Christchurch is busy right now and full of things to do. Some of these things are new, some were here before, some have changed a bit or moved locations, but there's a vibrancy and sense of discovery happening that's led Lonely Planet to describe the city as one of New Zealand's "most exciting cities" (and not just because the ground occasionally moves beneath our feet!).
While "the city's "traditional English ambience is still in evidence'', we are also making new entertainment, activity and dining-out discoveries every day.
"Traditionally the most English of NZ cities, Christchurch is now adding a modern and innovative layer to its damaged heritage heart. Punts still glide gently down the Avon River, and the Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park are still amongst NZ’s finest public spaces, but an energetic entrepreneurial edge is also evident, harnessing the opportunities emerging from the city’s recent seismic heartache." - Lonely Planet 's 2012 Christchurch Chapter, now available online free of charge.
Come and join us and explore...we'd love to share our city with you.