If you’re visiting New Zealand’s south island and looking for rental properties Christchurch has many to choose from. Browsing rentals online lets you find the perfect rental for your budget, and compare amenities, size and of course price. And if budget is an issue, a rental apartment or house will nearly always save you money over a hotel room. Being able to prepare and eat meals in your own kitchen can save money too; eating out can soon use up a vacation budget. Christchurch is often considered to be the most English of New Zealand’s cites and also makes a convenient base from which to explore the country’s often dramatic scenery, and even for a visit to Antarctica. Christchurch itself has thriving shopping districts, plenty of parks and gardens, and has become something of a destination for food lovers as well as outdoor enthusiasts.