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New Zealand's South Island - Christchurch & Canterbury (PDF Chapter)
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This is the Christchurch & Canterbury chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s South Island guidebook.
Nowhere in New Zealand is developing as fast as post-2016-earthquake Christchurch. Visiting the country’s second-largest city as it’s being reborn is both interesting and inspiring. Canterbury’s attractions include tramping along alpine valleys around Arthur’s Pass, and mountain biking Mackenzie Country.
- experience Christchurch’s dynamic rebuilding and re-emergence of the city post-earthquake
- meander through Christchurch Botanic Gardens, the city’s beautiful green heart
- marvel at the otherworldly views of Mackenzie Country and the surreal azure blue of Lake Tekapo from the top of Mt John
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Christchurch & around, Lyttelton, Banks Peninsula, North Canterbury, Lewis Pass, Hanmer Springs, Waipara Valley, Central Canterbury, Selwyn District, Arthur’s Pass, Methven, Mt Somers, South Canterbury, Peel Forest, Timaru, Geraldine, Fairlie, Lake Tekapo, Twizel, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.
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