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My first trip to Christchurch

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My first trip to Christchurch

Hi All,

I'm travelling to Christchurch in Mar for my first time. Unfortunately, I can't drive, can anyone advise me how to find a place for about 1 month, how to travel around Christchurch?

Thanks.

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1. Re: My first trip to Christchurch

Why do you want to stay in Chch for a month? Is it for work or study? If it is a holiday you would be much better served by buying a bus pass with one of the hop-on-hop-off bus companies like Stray or Magic and travelling around the whole South Island.

Christchurch is a very different city from its pre-earthquake days. Accommodation is in short supply and you will need to book early. Chch has a good bus system.

If you do need to stay there for a month buy a bus pass from the Central Bus Interchange - it will give you good savings over the cash fares.

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2. Re: My first trip to Christchurch

@Zhuhai, thanks for your advice. I go there for travelling only. Can I ask if it's safe there? I heard that it's not safe after 7pm.

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What a strange comment - Chch is pretty safe in the well-lit shopping strips. malls and restaurant areas. If you are a single female I would exercise caution walking in suburban streets after 10 or 11 pm - but in summer it is still light at 9:30pm!!

I still don't understand why you say you are going "travelling" but want to spend a whole month in Chch!!

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4. Re: My first trip to Christchurch

@Zhuhai, thanks for your information. I have a lot of time there. I'm thinking to explore the island within the month and may move to auckland after that.

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