Located on the northern stretch of the Banks Peninsula, the city of Christchurch is on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. New Zealand's Garden City has a population of approximately 350,000, which makes it the South Island's largest city. Christchurch is renowned for its similarities to England, which you will notice in the local scenery. You can even go punting on the lazy Avon River - just one of they ways to indulge during your stay. The city's extensive parks and botanical gardens invite you to discover Christchurch's affinity with nature. You can also enjoy a visit to the modern Christchurch City Art Gallery.