It's hard to know what non-Cantabrians imagine when they think of Christchurch; the truth is many probably haven't visited since the quakes. My family jumps at any chance to visit the Garden City; and our boys are forever asking when they can go again. Christchurch is a vibrant, interesting destination for a family holiday, and it's getting only better as the redevelopment continues.

Release your inner three-year-old

Our kids loved a good tram ride when they were little, and the Christchurch Hop-on Hop-off city tour is a great orientation for anyone who hasn't been to the city for a while.

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