Details: Christchurch, New Zealand
United and Air New Zealand have flights from Washington Dulles and BWI to Christchurch with round-trip fares starting at about $1,700.
WHERE TO STAY
Eliza's Manor on Bealey, 82 Bealey Ave., 011-64-3-366-8584, http:/
Chateau on the Park Hotel, 189 Deans Ave., 011-64-3-348-8999, http:/
WHERE TO EAT
Dux de Lux, At Hereford and Montreal streets in the Arts Centre, 011-64-3-366-6919, http:/
The Bodhi Tree, 808 Colombo St., 011-64-3-377-6808. Burmese cuisine, featuring such dishes as tea salad and tofu thoke. Dinner only. Dishes range from about $11 to $19.
Cook 'N' With Gas, 23 Worcester Blvd., 011-64-3-377-9166, http:/
Sticky Fingers Restaurant & Bar, In the Clarendon Tower, Oxford Terrace, 011-64-3-366-6451, http:/
Cafe Valentino, 813 Colombo St., 011-64-3-377-1886, http:/
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