Having been fortunate enough to call Christchurch home for a year (and hoping to do so again in the future) we got to know it and the surrounding areas quite well doing many Christchurch day trips. It’s a small city but what it lacks in size it makes up for with its outdoor lifestyle and
For us we’ve always been of the opinion that experiences are more valuable than material possessions, I mean, we did give up our house and most of our “stuff” to go travel around the world for 3 years and counting! But there are times when you are acutely reminded of this, experiences that are just
living in Christchurch, the largest and main city on the South Island of New Zealand not only has its benefits in terms of lifestyle, beautiful surroundings including several beaches, nearby mountains and great hiking, but its also a perfect base from which to explore the rest of the South Island. Compared to places like Australia,
Living in Christchurch and using it as our base to explore the incredible country of New Zealand we were desperate to get out and experience the incredible scenery. Working and saving for our road trip around the country we were itching to explore, so we began searching for the best Christchurch walks and happened upon Rakaia Gorge.