The day i left Oamaru was pretty un-eventful. We drove back inland to a place called Lake Tekapo. On the way there we stopped at a few places along a river to take pics of Hydro-electric power stations and dams (!) but apart from that we headed straight for the lake. Lake tekapo isn't a very big town, so i was glad that I was only staying there over night. The first of the town's two highlights is a small church on the edge of the Lake, which is called the Church of the Good Shepherd. It was apparently built so that the shepherds in the area had somewhere to go to confess their sins for doing naughty things to their sheep. It is quite a cute little church and in a very nice setting. The second (and slightly less exciting) highlight is a bronze statue if a Collie. It's there as a tribute to the dogs that helped with the sheep or something.
The next day I was back on the bus again, this time headed back nearer the coast to Christchurch - New Zealand's most English city. We arrived at about 1pm, so that gave me plenty of time to go sightseeing around the city - luckily the weather was nice! First i went into the centre to Christchruch Cathedral. I had a look around inside and then climbed up the tower. It's 134 steps and to be honest, the view wasn't as good as i was expecting after all that effort. After that I followed the Avon River around a bit (and saw some people doing punting) until I came to the botanic gardens. That's where Canterbury museum is and i went in there for a bit of a look round befroe heading back to the hostel. Christchurch wasn't quite as 'devastated' as I expected after it's earthquake last year. but there was evidence of it around. Lots of roadworks were going on all around the city centre and a few buildings closed up, but over all it looks like the city has recovered quite well.