Akaroa Pier - By boblet
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Vibrant and cosmopolitan Christchurch, with its award-winning gardens, exciting festivals and myriad attractions, lies at the heart of this region. Surrounded by unforgettable natural landscapes, adventure will find you wherever you travel. The food, festivals and people will entice you to the sunny West Coast. The east is lined with silver beaches and in the middle of it all is the alpine peaks of Mt Cook and MacKenzie.