Discover Christchurch the hassle free way!

Its always fun to do a  tour in your own city and last week I joined the Hassle-Free ‘Discover Christchurch’ tour for the afternoon, and soon after  I was picked up in Cathedral Square, our guide pointed out the school (Christchurch Girls High) attended by the teenage murderers depicted in Heavenly Creatures

NZ has a great tradition of great movie making – The American Film Institute has called the New Zealand film industry “one of the wonders of the world… an unparalleled success story” see more here

Check out just some of the places we saw –  from the city, out to the University, the beach, and over the hills to the historic port of Lyttelton where  all the settlers arrived.

.Kate Shepard memorial .. just across the riverPoupou and cabbage tree (victoria Sq) See detail on left

Inveiled 25th January 2009

Note: Hassle-Free Tours ( ) also runs  a Lord of the Rings tours to visit the village Edoras, and an Alpine Safari which includes a jet boat, 4×4 vehicles and the TranzAlpinetrain so check their website for up-to-date information. It’s good to be able recommend a local, boutique company.

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