Christchurch excels at reinvention, whether in creative solutions such as the Cardboard Cathedral, or in the use of shipping containers to house shops and restaurants. So it's no surprise to find a thriving vintage-and-antiques-shopping scene as well. Among Ferry Road's secondhand shops, Vintage Wonderland lives up to its name, featuring carefully chosen and displayed retro design and home items and collectibles. Find your treasure here, perhaps an Art Deco travel clock or a New Zealand
–made teacup—or someone else's souvenir postcard from Victorian-era Christchurch.