My husband and I, in our late 60s and early 70s, plan to be in Christchurch for two days in late September, or three nights and one day, with the other day on the TransAlpine Train for the round trip. We would like your thoughts on the best way to spend our other day.
We have never been to Christchurch (or to NZ) before, and we're sorry we didn't see it before the earthquake, but we are intrigued and inspired by the idea of a city rebuilding itself in some creative and quirky ways, so I'm thinking we need to go to Quake City and Cashel Street. We also love gardens and want to go to the Botanical Gardens. Any other suggestions?
Someone said somewhere on this forum that we could probably get some good bargains, and if we're going to spend money we'd be glad to help the Christchurch economy a little bit. Where would be the best place to shop (for small gifts)?