Christchurch, New Zealand

Our ship docked at Lyttelton and from there we took a local bus into the city of Christchurch. Lyttelton is a small port town with some restaurants, cafes and arty shops.

The bus took us from Lyttelton into the centre of Christchurch and from there we headed towards the Avon River and took a pleasant walk along both sides of this small river which cuts through the centre of the city.

We had lunch at the Riverside Market which had a wonderful choice of food at numerous food stalls.

We walked down to the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial on the side of the Avon River and then past the Antigua Boat Sheds on our way towards the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens is a wonderful place for a walk with a wide variety of exotic and plants and trees of New Zealand. It was founded in 1863 when an English oak was planted to commemorate the solemnisation of the marriage of Prince Albert and Princess Alexandra of Denmark. The gardens sprawl over an area of 21 hectares and lie adjacent to a loop of the Avon River next to Hagley Park.

A walk from the Botanic Gardens then took us back to the city centre to catch our bus back to Lyttelton and then reboard our cruise ship.

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