New Zealand's place in English history is visibly apparent in Christchurch's architecture and design. Dubbed "The Garden City," one eighth of the land is dedicated to public parks, reserves and recreation. Life here revolves around enjoying its natural beauty, minimal rain and plenty of long, sunny days. Although it's often considered the most conservative of New Zealand's major cities, don't let that fool you. An influx of cafes and art galleries, along with world-class wineries nearby, suggest an emerging cosmopolitan sensibility.
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AVERAGE TRANSFER TIME: 0.20 (hr.mm)