Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island and second largest city by urban area in New Zealand. Although some argue it is the only real city on the entire South Island. Originally settled by Maori tribes around 1250 AD this area of the South Island has always had some sort of occupation since then.
From the Christchurch Travel Guide
Clean room and common area. Kitchen was well equipped. Bathroom were clean. Flexibility to arrive after hour is an added advantage! ... more
Too far from City centre and the botanical gardens for my enjoyment. Clean enough and lots of space in the kitchen fridges. I liked the idea of lockers in the kitchen to keep food safe. Be warned they close reception at 7pm , not 8pm as they write on the travellerspoint site. ... more
Christchurch or Auckland?
hi there! i will be travelling to NZ in January 2010. for a first timer, which would be better to start at, Auckland or Christchurch. i want to start working in the fruit picking industry and would prefer the environment to be beautiful and serene... so which is better? in terms of backpackers ...
Christmas In Christchurch
Hi all, Going to be arriving in christchurch on the 23rd of December and am wondering where to stay over christmas, preferably a double room in a hostel. Also whats going in Christchurch over christmas will everywhere be closed? ...
Christchurch to Auckland
I arrive in Christchurch tomz (16th Nov) and have 5 weeks to travel upto Auckland-any suggestions about what places to definately include as I only have a short time and which activities are worth spending the money on? ...