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One day in Christchurch.

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One day in Christchurch.

Hi Fellow Ta's - What do you guys suggest to do in Christchurch for a day? Our flight lands at 9:30 AM and we have all day to spend in CHC. What are could be done in a day? Thanks!

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1. Re: One day in Christchurch.

Take a tram ride where you can hop on/off where you like. Walk around the gorgeous Botanical gardens. Punting on the river Avon. Trip out to ride the Gondola. This should quite easily fill a day!

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2. Re: One day in Christchurch.

Thanks Louise D

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3. Re: One day in Christchurch.

Interests? Will you have a car?

The Antarctic Centre, near the airport has penguins and a free shuttle bus;

Willowbank Wildlife Park has kiwi;

As well as the tram, which only covers the inner city, there are 2 Ho-Ho bus routes: a sort of inner route that includes the lovely gardens at Mona Vale & Riccarton House & an outermost one that includes Willowbank;

If you don’t have a car, walking is an easy way to see the city, the Museum, Art Gallery, old & new cathedrals and the Earthquake memorial (Oi Manawatu) - all of which are free.

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4. Re: One day in Christchurch.

Take a Segway tour of the city - a great way to see a lot in a a short amount of time. Visit Quake City.

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5. Re: One day in Christchurch.

If you need to blow away the cobwebs from a long flight try out the Canterbury Adventure Park.

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6. Re: One day in Christchurch.

Cobweb day, for sure. If the weather is halfway OK and you like gardens, Zhuhai's suggestion of Riccarton (with a genuine native New Zealand mini-forest with a predator-proof fence next to the historic house) and Mona Vale is quite worthwhile. They're in lovely upscale neighborhoods. The Botanic Garden and adjacent museum are excellent. I need to revisit the Botanic Garden's store. They were selling splendid made in USA garden flamingos. A bit too big to put in luggage and I have been absolutely unable to find the supplier.

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7. Re: One day in Christchurch.

Thank you all. Very informative.

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