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Christchurch Botanic Gardens Fantastic weather has always been one of the main advantages of Christchurch. The city and its suburbs are rich in numerous beautiful parks and zoo gardens. Orana Wildlife Park is one of the most attractive nature reserves of the region. This land has become home to many species of animals – tigers, kangaroos, giraffes, and typical representatives of local farms – sheep. A mere walk in the beautiful nature reserve will become a fantastic entertainment for the whole family. Young guests will have an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with the friendliest animals in the zoo and even feed them.
The choice of places to relax or have fun is quite significant in Christchurch. In the city, there are hotels of different price categories and properties with an interesting thematic … Open
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve might be the best destination for everyone who wants to get acquainted with the wild nature of New Zealand. Besides rare species of animals, the reserve is famous for its rich collection of birds that includes exotic peacocks, colorful parrots, and wild ducks. Every day, the zoo offers interesting performances in the national style for its guests. Having enjoyed open-air activities, it’s high time to explore popular amusement centers of Christchurch. Fans of staying outdoors will not feel disappointed because there is a place that suits them perfectly. It’s Tothill's Mazes amusement park. The design of the park is reminiscent of a gorgeous landscaped garden. Tothill's Mazes offers interesting and quite unusual amusements – labyrinths of different shapes and types.
Fans of golf will be more interested in another entertainment complex - Caddyshack City. This indoor center has comfortable mini-golf areas that look even more attractive thanks to the stylish design of the complex. Many guests of Christchurch enjoy visiting Tamaki Heritage Village. This family entertainment center looks like a traditional aboriginal village. It’s a unique place where visitors can see the culture and lifestyle of local people several hundred years ago. Fans of gambling, in their turn, prefer to spend much time at Christchurch Casino. The local casino is open in a stylish oval shaped building. It’s the place where visitors can not only test their luck but also have fun together with their friends and try signature delicacies and elite alcohol. Copyright
If you want to buy something in the national style, it will be better to come to the city in November. Several major fairs take place throughout the week as part of the Canterbury Show at … Open
Tourists, who cannot imagine a vacation without walking in picturesque places, will find exactly what they need in beautiful Hagley Park that is always present in the list of the outstanding city landmarks. The well-kept garden is incredibly large and literally strikes its visitors with the beauty of old trees and elegant landscape decorations. The park’s territory is pierced with numerous paths for walking. There are also special picnic areas. Another great place, Victoria park, is open not far from the vibrant waterfront. During warm months, attractive fountains and flowerbeds are typical decorations of the park. Tourists, who visit Christchurch in winter, should also not deny themselves a pleasure of exploring this fantastic place.
The choice of attractive places for shopping in Christchurch will also not disappoint tourists. Many guests of the city prefer to visit Arts Centre Weekend Market. This street market is located not far from the Arts Center. It’s a fantastic place to purchase interesting souvenirs, items made of copper, handmade jewelry, and many other interesting souvenirs. When it comes to selecting a suitable place to spend an evening in, pay attention to Revival Container bar. This is a charming place with retro style décor and many unusual items like old equipment, creative armchairs made of old chests – it’s easy to spend a couple of hours exploring the one-of-a-kind décor.
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♥   National Park 'Arthur’s Pass' , 103.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Blue Lake

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Its visibility goes up to 80 meters. Year by year the lake fills with the water of the nearby glaciers. The water falls through mountains and goes through the various natural rocks that are like filters in the natural world. Thanks to its clearness, the water has the unique wonderful color. Throughout a day the water varies from the deep blue to the light violet. … Read further

Attractions and entertainment in New Zealand

Are those attractions not “extreme” enough? Then consider trying something really scary like Fly By Wire, during which a person operates a self-drive flying machine with a giant propeller at the foot. Using this fast-moving machine, the person needs to avoid obstacles. Zorbing is another exciting activity. People get into big inflated spheres and roll down a hill using them. Zorb balls can move down really fast at a speed of up to 50 km/h. If you prefer more traditional sports, kayaking is a perfect choice. By the way, it is possible to swim with dolphins in New Zealand - Doubtful Sound Fjord offers this amazing opportunity. … Open
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