Top 10 Cities
Christchurch was placed 6th in the Lonely Plant's 'Best in Travel 2013 - Top 10 Cities'.
New Zealand's second largest city
Christchurch is New Zealand's second largest city and the largest on the South Island.
The Canterbury region
The Canterbury region is popular for its adventurous and outdoor opportunities including bungy jumping, sky diving, kayaking, white-water rafting, surfing, cycling, hiking, hot air balloon rides and horse riding.
Christchurch is known as the 'Garden City' because of its numerous public parks and uncongested roads.
The motto of Christchurch
The motto of Christchurch is'Fide condita, fructu beata, spe fortis', which translates to 'A city founded in faith, rich in the fulfillment thereof, strong in hope for the future'.