Christchurch is a city of gardens and parks (over 700 of them), art, stone buildings and English heritage that is regenerating to refreshed newer forms of parkland, facilities, culture and architecture.  

It is New Zealand’s second largest manufacturing city, has a population of over 380,000, and is mainly flat and laid out in a grid pattern with the Avon river flowing through it.

 Christchurch is  the Gateway City to some of the world’s top tourist attractions in the South Island and one of 5 Gateway cities to the Antarctic. The city’s Antarctic roots go back to hosting early explorers, Scott and Shackleton and support current Antarctic programmes to this day.

It has a slight continental climate with low humidity, nice heat from 22-30 degrees in Summer, and high 2,143 sunshine hours a year.


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