Banks Peninsula is located near Christchurch in New Zealand's south island. The place is really breathtaking with amazing landscapes of mountains encountering the sea. It has a volcanic origin that's why the landscapes over there are so amazing.
Usually when I meet travelers who've been to Christchurch (New Zealand), they often didn't really like it. One person described it to me as a "horrible little town". And while it's not a town (it's a whole city, thank you very much), I can see what they mean. If you try and go out on Sunday - Wednesday nights, the city is pretty much deserted (except for backpacker & $1-drink bars, but the locals who hang out there aren't really the best ambassadors for the city) and for about half of the year it's cold, grey, and miserable.
(Please note, this article is in another language)