We have 4 adults flying into Auckland and traveling our way south to end in Christchurch. We will be flying out of Christchurch to head back to the states.
Due to the earthquakes early this year, I was wonder if we should cut down our time in Christchurch and only arrive just in time to leave or are there still plenty of attractions in the city?
I've read some articles regarding the damages, but couldn't found out if the many of the attractions there are still available to visit. Specifically the Art Centre, botanical gardens and other nature reserves.
What is the progress on the restoration of the Cathedral? That was definitely on our list to see, but it sounds like it'll be a while before it is restored.
Any advice on activities and attractions in Christchurch in early December? I heard Akaroa is nice. Should we go there instead?