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CBD Christchurch

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Visited on Tuesday 22nd May. We spent a few hours wondering around checking out the city area. Some... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Michael-4551
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Caloundra, Australia
On the way back

Glad to see the CBD making a comeback, still lots of construction work around, but there's a lot of... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
JasonQ_12
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Nambour, Australia
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Christchurch is a city of great interest, particularly post the earthquake. You don’t have to have an interest in the quake itself, but true urban renewal projects going on make the CBD a great place to visit. The street art, the re-creation of Parks and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Visited on Tuesday 22nd May. We spent a few hours wondering around checking out the city area. Some areas were unaffected by the earthquake, others totally destroyed but replaced by new buildings. It was very quiet except for people working in town and the tourists.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

No one should let the rebuilding of Christchurch stop you from visiting this wonderful city. Locals should be very proud of their efforts to keep and city intertesting, fun and pretty - despite the widespread destruction caused by the quake. The street art is awesome...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Glad to see the CBD making a comeback, still lots of construction work around, but there's a lot of new restaurants,bars and cafes popping up. Definitely worth heading into the centre .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JasonQ_12
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Quite a lot of construction works going on. I guess it could partly be the need for new infrastructure and partly due to the earthquake in 2011. Christchurch Cathedral is currently closed for rebuilding. The transitional cathedral, also known as the Cardboard Cathedral, is about...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alice C
Reviewed April 28, 2018

A lot of constructions are going on in the CBD. I am glad that this city is on the way to recovery. There are a lot of cool grafitis around the CBD too. Tram is a cool way to look around the city.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank minimize940314
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Sadly never will I see in my lifetime the beautiful city that I knew for so many years. But the city is coming together,streets are still koned off and you wonder how to get to places that used to be easy ,It will be New...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Julia G
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

What an absolutely stupid idea to have cycle lanes on the streets. I have never seen such a ridiculous arrangement. The streets have been narrowed so vehicles have the difficult task to navigate. Absolutely stupid and ridiculous.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BrianPeat
Reviewed December 28, 2017

The CBD was quiet and many areas are still pending recovery. Walked around slightly before lunch hour n left. Glad to hear locals are still optimistic about rebuilding the city. But as a tourist, nothing can be done except feeling sad.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

Lots of devastation with heaps of one way traffic. Many buildings demolished hard to find main shopping strip. Better to move on foot than drive in. Public transport good. Hope things move quicker than since 2011. Rey Lo g way to go

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Oleh C
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