All visitors should begin their trip to Christchurch with Cathedral Square, the home of her most famous (and central) landmark, the Christchurch Cathedral. Here you will also find the Christchurch Visitors' Centre, located in the historic post office building, as well as a small aquarium, a converted movie theatre.
Grab yourself a snack from one of the food stalls and listen to the Wizard give one of his speeches in front of the cathedral. Must see attractions such as the museum, botanical gardens, and art centre are only a short stroll away.
Fondest memory: In my mind, Christchurch will be forever defined by live rugby games on the (now demolished) Embankment at Jade Stadium and potato pancakes from the Greek stall at the Art Centre market.
Take a close look at the beautiful Cathedral - it has been designed by Benjamin Mountford 1864 after the magnificent cathedral of Caen,
France. The second photo shows the former Canterbury Provincial Government Buldings at Chathedral Square, today you can find the
post office (main building) there.
Favorite thing: Christchurch is full of old buildings. While you are there don't forget to see the Old Arts Centre buildings and markets! This picture is of the place where I bought my punting ticket.
Favorite thing: During the punt ride on the Avon we passed under many interesting bridges. This was one of them. It was just like I imagined parts of England might be.
Favorite thing: There are several impressive statues at the various parks located along the Avon River. Do take time to sit and relax at the parks, especially during autumn when the weather is cooling and dry.
Favorite thing: I found Christchurch to have some quite notable elegant corner buildings, two I noticed in particular, including this one (not too far from Cathedral Square - Manchester St I think)
Favorite thing: When in Christchurch, take the recommended City Walks. There are three of them. You pick up your map at the Visitors' Center in Cathedral Square.