Gay Christchurch: Garden city

Christchurch is located on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. Arguably the prettiest city in New Zealand, Christchurch is commonly known as "The Garden City" because of it's vast and expansive parks and public gardens. Gay life in Christchuch is competitive with Wellington and Auckland, with a pocket of gay bars, clubs, and social groups full of guys looking for a good time. Christchurch is a great destination if you're looking for a little city and a lot of country, with the extraordinarily sprawling and picturesque Canterbury exploding all around it. Ride the white rapids down the Rangitata River, take the Tranz Alpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth and back or just stay in town and take in a few museums, ride the Christchurch Gondola past the summit of the famous extinct volcano, explore Pegasus Bay and grab a few drinks with the local boys. The city is still rebuilding from the recent earthquake, but should be bouncing back soon enough.

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