Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country's third-largest urban area. It lies in Canterbury, near the centre of the east coast of the South Island, east of the Canterbury Plains.
The economic core of Christchurch is the agricultural industry. Dairying and cropping play important roles in Christchurch economy.Tourism is also a significant factor of the local economy.
Christchurch is served by Christchurch International Airport and by buses and trains. Vehicles, as they do throughout New Zealand and most Commonwealth Nations, drive on the left side of the road.
Places to visit:
• Cathedral Square
• The Christchurch Art Gallery
• Canterbury Museum
• Christchurch Botanical Gardens
• International Antarctic Centre
• Christchurch Casino
Christchurch has a dry temperate climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters. The temperature has ever reached to 41.6 °C in summer. In winter it is common for the temperature to fall below 0 °C.