Top 5 Things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand
From beaches to scenic Drives to Canterbury lush green plains to the Snow Capped Southern Alps, Christchurch has something for every adventure lover.
So, we started our 9-day long adventure trip with my almost 4-year-old toddler.
#Botanical Garden Christchurch
Spring is my favorite time of the year, oh yeah after 9 months of winter this season ushers in warmer, longer days with colorful blossoms. So, who wouldn’t like to say yes to Spring? The Botanical Garden is located near to the CBD, Christchurch and also offers a Scenic Drive on its way.
Make sure to relax & enjoy a hot cuppa at the cafe in the Garden and enjoy the warmth of the Spring sun.
A trip to the South Island New Zealand is incomplete without a visit to Lake Tekapo. Located at a 4 hours scenic Drive down, this small town which is located at the end of the Lake offers picturesque views of the lush Green Canterbury plains and the gorgeous snow capped the Southern Alps throughout the drive.
The Church of Good Shepard is a hidden Gem, don’t miss an Insta-worthy click against this 1900 Century Church, overlooking the snowy Alps!
#TranzAlpine World’s Scenic Train Journey
New Zealand is known for its epic and probably world’s best Scenic train Journey’s by Kiwi Rail. Due to the recent earthquake, the Coastal Train Journey was no longer available until June 2018. So we decided to go with the TranzAlpine Scenic Train Journey.
A 5 hour long Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth, which is located up North of the Southern Island.
This train Journey is worth every penny, and takes you back to the Glacier age what resulted in these Gorgeous Southern Alps
Want to plan your Scenic Train Journey? CLICK Here to read more!
#Franz Jose Glacier, Greymouth
Greymouth is a town which is rich in history and known for its Gold mining & Dramatic floods. Take a day trip to the walkways overlooking the ocean or plan an adventure trip to the Franz Jose Glaciers.
A trip to this Town is incomplete without exploring the Franz Jose Glacier, up north of the city.
Travel Tip: Get an up and close encounter with the Glaciers when you fly into canterbury, make sure your sitting on the left side of the aircraft.
#City Tour: Christchurch Tram Ride
If you ask me what the best way to see the city, I will always vouch for trams and Kiwi trams were no different. If you’re a big fan of historical monuments and colourful walls then this mini ride on the Kiwi team will take you to exactly where you wish to be.
Hop on or Hop off at the local flea market to grab a local munch or hop on to catch the Insta worthy Street art, the local commentary will not allow you to be bored at all. A must do an activity with kids, they will love the Tram ride along the city.
So, which one of the adventures you loved the most? Make sure to leave a comment if you have already been here, I would love to read.
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