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Canterbury is an area located in the Central-Eastern part of South Island in New Zeeland. More than 600 000 people inhabit this area. The most prominent cities in Canterbury are Christchurch, the largest city hosting more than half of the region’s population, Rolleston, Timaru, Ashburton, and Rangiora.
The colonization here began with the foundation of the Anglican colony in the 19th century. This was the endeavor of the Canterbury Association founded by two aristocrats from the United Kingdom. This region is inhabited by a wide variety of ethnicities; the Maori, European representatives which account for more than 80% of the population, Asian ethnicity, Latins, Americans and African population.
The area’s utterly multiethnic character and the natural beauties of the place turn it into a popular attraction for tourists worldwide who come here for hiking, sightseeing and offshore experiences which are quite affordable through berth booking, city tours and wildlife explorations.
One of the most interesting places in Canterbury is the Orana Wildlife Park in Canterbury where you can admire a wide range of animal species’. There are also whale-watching tours available that tourists can enjoy from the board of airplanes. In Ko Tane village visitors can get a good grasp of the traditional Maori lifestyle as the place is inhabited by locals who preserved their ancient traditions. Lake Tekapo, the national parks Westland Tai Poutini and Aoraki Mount Cook which are protected areas of unparalleled natural beauty represent several other attractions.
Canterbury also offers lovely locations and exciting activities for the travelers who are fond of city exploration. The Pegasus Bay winery, located in Northern Canterbury is a dreamy destination for wine lovers who can enjoy an exquisite glass of wine admiring the beautiful surrounding gardens.
The Air Force Museum, situated in Christchurch, exhibits a unique collection of impressive historic airplanes.
The Akaroa and the Bays is an early historic settlement that used to host both British and French people and the place’s popularity rises from the fact that it was built on an ancient volcano.The cultural blend left traces in the local art and architecture and there are plenty local boutiques loaded with unique souvenirs.
For sea sightseeing, Sumner is one of the most popular locations with numerous facilities and beaches. Kaikoura provides top locations for mountain and beach lovers alike. Motunaru beach has an astonishing rocky relief. Timaru is a beautiful port city where you can enjoy a quiet evening and rent a berth to go offshore. For any rental exigencies, check the extensive options provided by MarinaReservation.com.
The exciting outdoor activities and the region’s cultural patrimony, together with the top-quality facilities account for Canterbury’s magnetism.
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