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Christchurch City Centre

Christchurch
New Regent Street which includes outdoor eating and railway items as well as a small group of people

Explore the picturesque and vibrant heart of the city that is getting back to normal after a series of devastating earthquakes.

Heritage buildings, green spaces, pedestrianized shopping streets and the Avon River draw visitors to Christchurch city center. This was one of the most heavily damaged parts of the city during the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. But unbowed by these natural disasters the city is picking itself up with an extensive regeneration program parts of which are already completed. Visit Christchurch City Centre’s for museums, memorials, gardens and an eclectic mix of shops.

In the heart of the city center is Cathedral Square, once dominated by the 19th-century Christchurch Cathedral. This grand building was badly damaged during the 2011 earthquake and will undergo restoration. Nearby is The Chalice, a large public art installation in the shape of an inverted cone. From here walk over to the Cardboard Cathedral, a temporary structure to replace the original.

To discover more about the impact of the quakes and how Christchurch is regenerating and looking to the future visit Quake City. This multi-sensory special exhibition by Canterbury Museum encompasses artifacts, rescue and survival stories, and interactive exhibits on the science of earthquakes.

Wander down City Mall, the main pedestrianized shopping area. In addition to the shops are a couple of heritage structures that survived the earthquakes. These are Beath's Department Store Building, which dates back to 1935, and the Bridge of Remembrance, an ornate archway dedicated to those who lost their lives during World War I.

One of the joys of spending some time in Christchurch City Centre is visiting its natural attractions. Unwind amid the green surroundings of Hagley Park which hosts Christchurch Botanic Gardens, an inner-city haven of exotic and native plant species. Stroll along the banks of the Avon River and pause by the Earthquake Memorial. This marble wall is inscribed with the names of the 185 victims of the 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch City Centre is compact and easy to get around on foot. Alternatively, travel by taxis or public transportation. For drivers there is parking available for a fee in parking lots.


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Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$81 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch Public Hospital ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,606 reviews)
"The room was very small but spotlessly clean and had good kitchen facilities including a microwave, toaster, kettle, along with plates and cutlery. The only down side was that the walls were quite thin and we had neighbours who talked until 2am."

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2021

Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
The price is NZ$183 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Regent Street and Christchurch Casino. Christchurch Botanic Gardens ...
4.4/5Excellent! (987 reviews)
"close to all amenities"

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2021

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$189 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Riverside Market and Christchurch Casino. Christchurch Public Hospital and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"Excellent service. Large rooms with comfortable beds."

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2021

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Whitewood Suites Inner City Luxury Apartments
Whitewood Suites Inner City Luxury Apartments
4 out of 5
207 Kilmore Street, Christchurch
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$167 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Margaret Mahy Playground, New Regent Street and Christchurch Casino. Cathedral ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (101 reviews)
"It is a great place to stay if you are looking for a place in Christchurch. Clean, tidy, quiet, stylish. It has certainly been renovated in the last year or so but all the details in the room made us enjoying the stay so much. The room is a bit small but it comes with everything you need for a short ..."

Reviewed on 7 Jul. 2021

Whitewood Suites Inner City Luxury Apartments
BreakFree on Cashel
BreakFree on Cashel
3 out of 5
165 Cashel Street, Christchurch
The price is NZ$95 per night from 14 Aug. to 14 Aug.
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Re:START Mall and Christchurch Casino. Christchurch Public Hospital and Christchurch ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,130 reviews)
"Premier room with window was spacious enough, clean, tidy and enough for a nights stay. Hotel has good shared facilities down stairs"

Reviewed on 10 Jul. 2021

BreakFree on Cashel
Bealey Quarter
Bealey Quarter
3.5 out of 5
247 Bealey Ave, Christchurch
The price is NZ$90 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bealey Avenue and Christchurch Casino. Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Christchurch ...
4.2/5Excellent! (107 reviews)
"Hostel accommodation"

Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2021

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