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travel42 Port Guide: Christchurch

Christchurch travel42 Port of Call Guide

Christchurch, New Zealand, 300 mi/480 km northeast of Queenstown, is a graceful city where gardens and architecture still reflect some of the culture and heritage of its European immigrants.

Founded in 1850 as a Church of England colony, it is a picturesque mix of the old, the quasi-old and the somewhat new. Expansive parks lend Christchurch the nickname "The Garden City."

The Avon River curves through the city and its parks, and you can drift along the river in a punt (a shallow-bottomed ...

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