New Regent Street

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New Regent Street featuring outdoor eating, flowers and railway items

Take a tram ride, go shopping and sit at a café with views of this picturesque pedestrianized street in Christchurch.

Stroll along the New Regent Street to take in the mall’s architecture, browse its variety of shops and cafés and enjoy the ambiance of what the mayor called “the most beautiful street in New Zealand” when he opened it in 1932. At the very least, New Regent Street is an icon of Christchurch and should not be missed on your visit to the Canterbury Region.

Despite its name, New Regent Street is not a recent addition to Christchurch. It’s actually heritage listed, because of the fact that all the shops here were constructed all at once, making it a forerunner of the modern-day concept of a mall.

The other reason is the street’s original Spanish Mission architectural style. All buildings have maintained their heritage colors and decorative tiles still adorn some walls. Planter boxes with colorful flowers and daisy patterns on the sidewalks enhance the overall picture.

New Regent Street may be a public street, but the outlets are all privately run. Spend some time, and maybe a few dollars, in the 38 different outlets that line the pedestrianized street. Options range from restaurants, bars and cafés, to clothing, jewelry and accessories retailers, to souvenir shops. You can even get your hair cut for a bit of pampering.

Stop for a bite to eat and watch the world go by. Being so centrally located, many office workers and visitors find the mall a perfect place to stop for lunch. Cathedral Square is just one block away and is classed as the city center, although the cathedral remains closed after the 2011 earthquake destroyed it.

Shop opening hours vary, from the early morning for most outlets, to late evening for the bars and restaurants. The street is within easy walking distance of many places within the city and bus stops are nearby. If you come by car, pay for on or off street parking nearby. Christchurch's historic trams run down the center of the street on a loop around the city. Jump on board one of these trams to get to and from New Regent Street in style.

577 Cheap Hotels Near New Regent Street

Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
The price is NZ$101 per night from 17 Dec. to 17 Dec.
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch Public Hospital ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,634 reviews)
"great stay, greay hotel for price. great location. i didnt receive VIP perk for a second time"

Reviewed on 8 Nov. 2021

Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
The price is NZ$184 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Riverside Market and Christchurch Casino. Christchurch Public Hospital and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (992 reviews)
"Great location great restaurant and staff"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2021

Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Hotel 115 Christchurch
Hotel 115 Christchurch
4 out of 5
115 Worcester Street, Christchurch
The price is NZ$140 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Located in the heart of Christchurch, this hotel is within walking distance of Theatre Royal, New Regent Street and Te Pae Christchurch Convention and Exhibition ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (987 reviews)
"Beautifully appointed room. Cosy and warm. Lovely selection of coffee and teas. Plunger coffee as well but we had to repair the plunger to use it. Cleanliness was excellent except for the bathroom floor that was a bit dirty. Obstructed view of city. Excellent customer service."

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2021

Hotel 115 Christchurch
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top New Regent Street Hotel & Accommodation Deals

MCM Motel
MCM Motel
4 out of 5
241 Bealey Ave, Christchurch
The price is NZ$94 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
MCM Motel
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
The price is NZ$184 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
The price is NZ$101 per night from 17 Dec. to 17 Dec.
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Hotel 115 Christchurch
Hotel 115 Christchurch
4 out of 5
115 Worcester Street, Christchurch
The price is NZ$140 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Hotel 115 Christchurch
Whitewood Suites Inner City Luxury Apartments
Whitewood Suites Inner City Luxury Apartments
4 out of 5
207 Kilmore Street, Christchurch
The price is NZ$168 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Whitewood Suites Inner City Luxury Apartments
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
4.5 out of 5
50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
The price is NZ$163 per night from 11 Dec. to 11 Dec.
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
Heritage Christchurch
Heritage Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
28 - 30 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
The price is NZ$217 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Heritage Christchurch
BreakFree on Cashel
BreakFree on Cashel
3 out of 5
165 Cashel Street, Christchurch
The price is NZ$99 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
BreakFree on Cashel
The Parque
The Parque
2.5 out of 5
Dublin St, Christchurch, Canterbury
The price is NZ$96 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
The Parque
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.