Saturday morning we walked to the Canterbury Museum to study the Maori art, and learn more about the early settlement of this region and its impact on the environment. (web link: Canterbury Museum. )
The Christchurch Botanical Gardens in Hagley Park boast the finest single collection of exotic and indigenous plants in New Zealand.
A few blocks away is the Christchurch Cathedral, erected in 1867 this historic building is considered the heart of Christchurch. The tall spire on the left of the Cathedral was destroyed in an earthquake in 2011.
These Sperm Whales entertained us for half an hour.There were 17 to 20 of them according to our guides.
The next day we took a whale watching trip.
The classic tail shot:
This seal was one of many we saw from the boat.
This is a nesting area for Red Billed Gulls.