Christchurch City is known as the "Garden City" and is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand.

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About Christchurch, New Zealand

Known as the "Garden City", Christchurch City is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. Tree-lined avenues and extensive leafy parks give the city an elegant, English-styled atmosphere.

Named after Christ Church, a college at the University of Oxford, Christchurch was originally known as Christ Church. The name was abbreviated through common usage by the 1880's.

Local attractions include the International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Casino, Canterbury Museum, and Orana Wildlife Park. Take a leisurely journey down the Avon River in a punt.

Here you will find world-class golf resorts, including Clearwater Golf Club, Christchurch Golf Club at the Shirley Links and a little further afield, the Terrace Downs Golf Resort.

Restaurants and cafes are of a high standard and make the most of the region's delicacies and local wines.

Theres never a shortage of things to do in Christchurch. Some local events include the Festival of Romance, the International Buskers Festival, New Zealand Cup and Show Week, the Winter carnival and Showtime Canterbury.

A short drive from Christchurch City are several lovely parks ideal for picnics, walking and group outings. Nearby parks include Victoria Park and Halswell Quarry Park.

Near to Aphrodite Boutique Accommodation is Merivale Mall - an elegant shopping centre with more than 40 stores. Browse designer boutiques and lifestyle stores, through to chic restaurants and bars.

We are also near to St Georges Hospital.

Halswell Quarry Park in Christchurch, New Zealand

Halswell Quarry Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

Victoria Park lookout, Christchurch City, New Zealand

Victoria Park Lookout
Christchurch, New Zealand