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Known internationally for its eclectic range of gardens and parks, and more recently the community efforts following the 2011 earthquakes, Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the gateway to many of the South Island's other beautiful regions. As the third most populous area in New Zealand, there's plenty of Christchurch accommodation options for visitors to chose from. Whether you're staying in the city centre, near the airport or in surrounding suburbs, there is a range of rooms to suit a variety of tastes, preferences and budgets. The city of Christchurch is vibrant and ever-changing. Today many of the city's major attractions and sights act as tributes to the 2011 earthquake which had a catastrophic effect on Christchurch's main streets. Quake City, a multi-media attraction dedicated to the Christchurch and Canterbury earthquakes, is an exhibition devoted to the seismic events which have ruptured the region and affected locals since September 2010. The city's 'Rebuild Tours' also offer a guided trip around the ever-changing post-earthquake Christchurch city centre. Christchurch's Transitional Cardboard Church was also built following the earthquake's destruction of Christchurch Cathedral, with a innovative and colourful design. For shopping, Re:Start is a unique shopping experience in the heart of Christchurch, an outdoor retail space made from colourful shipping containers with approximately 40 retailers, food caravans and markets on the weekend. Adorned with many parks, gardens and reserves, Christchurch's Orana Wildlife Park and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve allow guests to meet the region's native animals and see many of the diverse forms of flora and fauna found in the Canterbury area. Though the city certainly doesn't come up short in activities - with skiing, bungee jump, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, surfing, and golf facilities located nearby, there's something for everyone in this bustling tourist hub. Whether its a five-star dinner, a relaxed pub feed or great coffee, Christchurch city caters to different tastes with plenty of fantastic food and drink options. Neighbouring tourist spots Hanmer Springs, Akaroa and Kaikoura are only a short transfer away. When in Christchurch, why not see more of New Zealand's abundant natural beauty and set out on a larger journey on the South Island? Book yourself Christchurch accommodation today and stay in one of the South Island's well-loved spots.