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TravelPod Member ReviewsTerra Vive Luxury Suites & Apartments Christchurch
The apartment had all facilities including washing machine and tumble drier. It is on a dual carriageway so get a room at the back if you like quiet. It is walkable into town, but there is plenty of parking in town so either option works.
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Nothing to say about Christchurch as we only slept here (briefly) before catching our flight home so I thought I would give some hints and tips plus general comments for those who are contemplating visiting New Zealand.
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The AA have a free card that gives money off petrol plus some supermarkets (e.g. Countdown) give …
Onwards to Christchurch stopping off at Gore Bay to see the Cathedral rocks and lunch. We didn't stop at the wineries at Waipara valley (wine overload!). After checking in to our motel, we had to return the hire car so we set off to the airport. We then wanted to wander around town so we caught a local bus. We started our wandering at Re-START …
... for some of the climbers who have lost their lives on Everest, only some of them, which brings to life just how dangerous this mountain is. From there we walked through our first snow covered track. A very small track with a decent drop down the side so there were a few scary moments as the porters (carrying up to 3 packs) passed going in the other direction. By the time we reached Loboche we were both shattered. We headed straight for bed to get a couple of hours ...
... s House, we decided it was time to get on our way to Christchurch. On the way out of Akaroa, we saw a sign for a tourist byway and decided to take that. We should have learned our lesson from the tourist byway in Dunedin, but again we found ourselves on a narrow windy road with winds gusting at what felt like 100/km hour. Many times we felt that the IST might just blow off the road, but we were reassured to see the hearty NZ cattle grazing the cliffs ...
... particularly those that were built of wood.
New shops and cafes have sprung up utilising ships containers named the Restart Shopping Mall.
As it was a beautiful day we went up the gondola which gave us a wonderful panoramic view of Christchurch , Canterbury Plains, Lyttelton, ...