As well as strolling through at least one park or garden, other ‘must do’ attractions include exploring the city’s lanes in a vintage tram, gliding along in an Edwardian punt on the Avon River, riding a gondola into the Port Hills for outstanding city views, or hovering above the plains surrounding the city in a hot air balloon.
Other more down to earth highlights include exploring the city’s wealth of early nineteenth century architecture which provides a distinct air of permanence and sophistication, perusing the boutiques and crafty creations found in stores along New Regent Street, or simply relaxing streetside at a cafe bordering the Avon River – more melodiously named by local Maori as Otakaro – and watching the world, not to mention feathered residents of the city, namely ducks – drift by.
Drive a few more kilometres from the city in your Christchurch motorhome rental vehicle and discover fantastic wineries, hot air ballooning, outstanding skiing, and not least Banks Peninsula’s Akaroa - the French-inspired seaside resort graced by narrow cobbled streets, geranium filled window boxes, boutique stores, cafes and galleries.
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