NZ 2016 – Day 1 - Christchurch – Part 2 – August 2016

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August 28th 2016
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NZ 2016 – Day 1 - Christchurch – Part 2 – August 2016

Botanical Gardens


Within the botanical gardens is the Christchurch i-Site, their
tourist information centre. I was just in time to be able to go in before
it closed, and arranged tickets for the following day. I bought a pass
that covered the tram, gondola and punting. I was told to get to the
punting early and to see if there were any spaces available on the early punts.

Peacock Fountain

Whilst at the botanical gardens, I also saw the Peacock Fountain,
bought by the Christchurch Beautifying Society from money bequeathed by John Thomas Peacock, which was first
unveiled in 1911 in a different location. It has been at its current
location in the botanical gardens since 1996.

Canterbury Museum

Right next door to the botanical gardens is the Canterbury Museum.
Fortunately, this building had been upgraded for earthquakes before the
recent earthquakes and was undamaged.

Worcester Boulevard

Leaving the botanical gardens I headed along Worcester Boulevard.

Christchurch Art Gallery

At the corner of Worcester Blvd and Montreal Street is
the Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu, a modern looking
building with a glass facade, which opened in 2003.

Avon River

Continuing along Worcester Blvd, I came to the Avon River again,
where the trees were in flower, and the badly damaged Our City O-Tautahi.

Walking Map

Attached is the map of where I walked - This post covers points 5, 7
& 8

Photos of these sites in 2013

Attached are some photos I took in 2013

Photos of these sites in 2013

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