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    Default Trip to New Zealand Christchurch

    I will be going to NZ Christchurch from 15th to 22nd August. I'm just wondering if any Clubsnappers will be there around the same time. If so, it will be great to shoot together.

    Also to those that have gone and shot there, any advice on where to shoot and what to look out for? Thanks

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Trip to New Zealand Christchurch

    Places to go to:

    1) Cashmere Hills in Lyttleton Harbour - just outside Christchurch (ChCh) - on a clear day you can see the Canterbury Plains - just great for landscapes

    2) Akaroa - its the only French settlement in NZ - about 50miles/80 km out of ChCh - also good for landscapes. Its an extinct volcano and one side has collapse allowing the seawaters to come in and flood the cone. Diameter - perhaps a few km at sea level. Gorgeous scenery - I've spendt many days and nights there but its an ulu place.

    3) For good snow scenes, Arthurs' Pass - this will have to be a full day trip. You'll be able to catch glimpses of the Southern Alps.

    4) The River Avon - it meanders through the city. The weeping willow trees and the ducks/swans provide many photo opportunities. (Can't remember whether they are still there during winter).

    ChCh - the great University town - how it brings back such sweet memories - I studied there more than 40 years ago and yet the scenes are still so vivid in my mind. I can shed a tear each time I think of my days of wild abandon there (didn't pass but who cares!).

    There's a casino there and the clubs open all night - at least the last time I was there 10 years ago. Unlike the days when I studied there - the pubs had to shut by 6 pm!

    Enjoy yourself- I'm jealous! I only get to visit Melbourne and Sydney each year!

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    Default Re: Trip to New Zealand Christchurch

    Thanks! These are great tips.

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    Default Re: Trip to New Zealand Christchurch

    Upz, any fellow CSers that are based there or will be there during this period?

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