New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve visited. I was driving alone from Auckland on the north island to the south island in 10 days. My journey ended in Christchurch and Thank God, I survived 🙂
GREYMOUTH – CHRISTCHURCH
My reason to visit greymouth is to see my good friend Anna. we met on my trip in Europe in 2004 and I said someday I’ll see her in new zealand
Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. The population of the whole Grey District is 13,650, which accounts for 42% of the West Coast’s inhabitants. The Greymouth urban area had an estimated population of 9,940
Shantytown is a tourist attraction in the West Coast Region of the South Island of New Zealand. Located 10 km south of Greymouth, the town was constructed and opened in the early 1970s and consists of 30 re-created historic buildings making up a 19th-century gold-mining town. The town is surrounded by native forest, and is one of the region’s most popular attractions
Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth. Punakaiki is best known for its Pancake Rocks
The Pancake Rocks are a very popular tourist goal at Dolomite Point south of the main village.
Together with the ‘pancake’-layering of the limestone (created by immense pressure on alternating hard and soft layers of marine creatures and plant sediments), these form the main attraction of the area.
Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country’s third-most populous urban area
The river that flows through the centre of the city (its banks now largely forming an urban park) was named Avon at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers to commemorate the Scottish Avon, which rises in the Ayrshire hills near what was their grandfathers’ farm and flows into the Clyde.
Soar suspended above the valleys as the birds fly beneath your cabin. View the cityscape of Christchurch, over the Canterbury Plains out to the mighty Southern Alps and the dramatic views of Banks Peninsula. http://welcomeaboard.co.nz/gondola/
text taken from wikipedia