Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Is Christchurch the place to visit this Easter?

Post quake Christchurch has turned into a Monday – Thursday town.  There are very limited accommodation options during the week but rooms to burn (it’s a euphemism, ok) over the weekends.  And the Easter break is no exception.   For some reason people just don’t want to come to the Garden City unless they absolutely have to.

But the savvy traveller could turn this to their advantage.  They could be the only ones to be able to go back to work next week and say “I went to Christchurch for Easter.”  Those that didn’t will only be able to listen with envy while they look over the photos taken at the Red Zone Cordon.

A quick look at Wotif will reveal an abundance of accommodation options over the extended break in Christchurch while Akaroa and Hanmer Springs are Chocca!

The intrepid traveller will know that the chance is there.  With so many people not being here, it’s a great time to enjoy post quake Christchurch.  Christchurch will be empty – all the recovery workers are back home and most of Christchurch will depopulate to Akaroa, Hanmer or even further away places.  The normally crowded restaurants could be back to normal levels and there are just enough attractions operating to keep you busy.

The Antarctic Centre, Punting on the Avon, Botannical Gardens, The Airforce Museum, Orana park, Adrenalin Forrest, Ballooning, Willowbank, Jet boating on the Waimak and a walk around the cordoned area – come and see the Grand Chancellor on a lean before its blown up or falls over!

You will also have the chance to take part in one of the most special Anzac Day Services in the country with the Christchurch one being held in Hagley Park at the more normal hour of 7.30am on Sunday.

You’ll be able to do all this by yourself, cos there aint gonna be anyone here!

And if you decide to stay with us, we’ll shout you a Punt! (Stay at least 1 night between 21 & 25 April inclusive and up to 2 people will receive one free punting ticket each, new direct bookings only.  Must mention this blog, of course!)

So take the aftershocks by the goolies and come on! Visit Christchurch this Easter!

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