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Christchurch lies one-third of the way down the east coast of New Zealand's South Island and is the biggest city on the island. Christchurch was New Zealand's second-biggest city, after Auckland, but the exodus of people after the 2011 earthquake means that urban Wellington now has a bigger population than urban Christchurch.
Christchurch is an eclectic mix of British and indigenous influences, perfectly reflected in the fact that the central river in Christchurch was named after the River Avon in Scotland, whereas the usual Maori name for the city is Otautahi. Use car hire in Christchurch to explore the abundance of natural attractions outside the city, including the Banks Peninsula, Lake Pukaki, and Port Hills. Christchurch is about 309km south of Blenheim and about 361km north of Dunedin.