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    7 Places to see in South Island, New Zealand

    EXPLORING THE SOUTH ISLANDS NATURAL BEAUTY ⇷☓⇸ 1. Christchurch Known as “The Garden City,” Christchurch, boasts beautifully-sculpted parks and gardens reminiscent of Victorian England. The city has a lively student population, is multi-cultural, and is a popular backpacker destination. Though severely damaged by a few earthquakes in the last few years, the city is slowly being rebuilt and the city is moving forward. A really cool must see is the container shopping park which is a mix match of shipping containers made into, retail shops, cafes and restaurants which are all brightly coloured. Keep an eye out for the archway (as show above) and have a fun ride on the gondola…