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With a population of over 300,000, CHRISTCHURCH is the largest city on the South Island and capital of the Canterbury region. It exudes a palpable air of gentility and a strong connection with the mother country. After all, it was founded as an outpost of Anglicanism by its first settlers, was named after an Oxford college, and has some of the feel of a traditional English university town, with its neo-Gothic architecture and gently winding river. To some extent it pursues an archetype – the boys at Christ's College still wear striped blazers, and punts slide along the Avon – but the Englishness …
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Bordered by the graceful Avon River, the Botanic Gardens truly reflects Christchurch's reputation as the garden city. It boasts the finest single collection of exotic and indigenous ...

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Drexels Restaurant

It pays to start the day with a hearty breakfast, and this is the place to get it. Only a few minutes from Cathedral Square, this air-conditioned, American-style diner serves all-day ...