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4 Iconic Places in Christchurch

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It is time for me to recommend iconic places in cities that are rich in contemporary history and culture in New Zealand. The city of Christchurch, commonly referred to as the entrance to New Zealand’s South Island. Although the city of Christchurch has become one of the cities in the world that is often affected by earthquakes, but don’t be surprised there are still many tourists who come to enjoy the beauty that is in it.

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If you are from Lake Takepo, to get Christchurch you can drive a car for 3 hours. Because Christchurch is also famous for its ranch area, along the road to get there you will also see many farms and farm stays between Burkes Pass and Fairlie. But yes, I admit that even though the place is prone to earthquakes, its natural beauty can still be enjoyed.

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Let’s see what iconic places you must visit in Christchurch.

Catedral Square

Catedral Square

The field, which is located at the junction of Colombo Street and Worcoster Street, was formerly named Ridle Square. In 1850, it was changed to Catedral Square because of the construction of the Anglican church which was located on the edge of the square. Well, this church is one of the iconic places in Christchurch. Oh yeah, Catedral Square is the center of Christchurch. Additional iconic buildings that exist here is the statue of The Chalice that is unique in shape. Because the shape is like an inverted cone and the pattern is like a variety of plants.

Christchurch Botanic Garden

Christchurch Botanic Garden

The city park, which covers an area of 21 hectares, was built in 1863 on the banks of the River Avon and close to Hagley Park. Here, not only can you enjoy the vast city park, but there is also a botanical garden which is divided into several sections such as, Herb Garden, Central Rose Carden, Rock Garden, Water Garden, and others. You can get knowledge about plants too here.

International Antartic Centre

As a science tourism destination, this place is an Antarctic research center which was founded in 1990. The States of America and Italy are also helped by the existence of this Antaric Center because it can support the Antarctic research program they are doing.

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In here, you can see the attraction of the vehicle that used in research exploring the mainland of Atartika (Hagglund). Then there are other attractions such as Snow Storm Room, NZ Penguin Encounter, and audio-visual displays that you can enjoy.

Port Hills

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Another iconic places, is the beauty of the series of hills in the Banks Peninsula region, Canterbury. The formation of the hills of Port Hills is the remnants of the erosion of the Lyttelton volcano that erupted millions of years ago.

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This row of hills that stretches between Christchurch and Port Lyttelton has different heights. Some are 300-500m above sea level. Many tourists come here to visit nature reserves, parks, and whose hobbies are hiking Port Hills to be a paradise for them.

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