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Christchurch is among the most beautiful travel destinations which combine urban regeneration and innovation with heritage, culture and exciting activity. Christchurch is the city of discovery, where cultural and heritage restoration flourish. The city is continually changing, always bringing something different to the locals and tourists to discover. Street art and creative ventures, a vibrant hospitality scene, and green spaces created. Christchurch is the world's newest town and it's time the world rediscovered its secrets. In this region, car rental is the most efficient mode of transport. You will be able to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of this island at your own speed with your rental car.
Alongside some of New Zealand's oldest homes, the central city is packed with cutting-edge architecture. The Avon River intersects the area, taking the urban environment to a natural landscape Punting on the Avon River is a fun activity for those eager to observe Christchurch from the water. Popular with couples and small groups of friends and family, punting on the Avon tours are guided by professional guides who dress up in traditional Edwardian attire for the occasion before gently propelling the handmade flat-bottomed boats across the water. On the way, you'll be able to enjoy some of the most scenic sights and attractions in Christchurch, including the stunning Christchurch Botanic Gardens, which are teeming with magnificent flora.
Christchurch has a diverse range of galleries and museums for those who seek knowledge and beauty. Canterbury Museum building is home to an ever-changing collection of exhibits showing interesting aspects of the past, present and future of Christchurch, the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities. Travellers will take advantage of the wonderful opportunity of seeing the groundbreaking street art show at Canterbury Museum. The most-visited exhibition in the history of the museum, the centrepiece is Banksy's largest collection of artworks in the world. The museum has Brilliantly commissioned pieces from street artists outside the smashed-up city walls and gables.
The nearby area of Canterbury offers tourists exciting journeys and picturesque neighbourhoods, zen-like retreats and opportunities to experience thrills. Escape to Hanmer Springs to meet the local wildlife for a warm bath, or north to Kaikōura. Click here to find everything New Zealand has to offer. Most visitors find it comfortable to hire a car to the key attractions.
Christchurch enjoyed the country's largest array of Gothic architecture, Christchurch Cathedral, Christ's College School, and the former University of Canterbury, which became Christchurch's cultural centre. The urban regeneration is genuinely convincing across central Christchurch. Exciting new low-rise architecture is emerging as a contrast to the city's iconic historic landmarks. Unlike this modernity, New Regent Street's beautifully restored 1930s buildings are finished in their original pastel shades.
One of Christchurch's quirkiest draws is the shell- living room that now holds pride of place in the Canterbury Museum. The original lounge belonged to an excentric couple named Fred and Myrtle Flutey who collected thousands of paua shells from a nearby beach for 40 years making their home a real tourist spot. Clocks, telephones, picture frames, and numerous other knick-knacks have all been integrated into the shell design, making one of the most enchanting and visually stunning living rooms you can imagine.
Christchurch City is vibrant with attractions of colour, scenery and the world-class. Christchurch boasts a lively and diverse nightlife, with a number of fantastic atmospheric nightlife events. Whether you want to party or just enjoy a casual cocktail, there's something for everyone. Nightlife in Christchurch can include live music, casinos, bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants, and men's bars. If you're a frequent traveller, you'll enjoy the facilities of world-class hotels, resorts and car rental. You could pick a hire car that fits your taste and class.
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actual superficial body damage on car didn't match that recorded on form...the reality was more so I had to go back to office to sort out which was annoying because if I hadn't perhaps I might have been accused at a later date?