Christchurch in New Zealands South Island is one of New Zealands most popular tourist destinations. Visitors also use Christchurch as an excellent starting point from which to explore the picturesque South Island, including Milford Sound.
The Christchurch Gondola is one of the best ways to see Christchurch from above - including the city and the harbour. Other things to do in Christchurch include an array of thermal spas, and the district of Canterbury which has some of New Zealands best wine vineyards. Mt Cook, New Zealands highest peak, can also be found near Christchurch and is the closest city to it, being around a 4 hour drive from Christchurch city.
Hotels and apartments in Christchurch a generally cheaper in comparison to other major world cities. Hotels range from budget style to 5 star accommodation, and serviced apartments are also available to suit most budgets.