Reaching Christchurch, we first visted one of the famous attraction.
International Antartic Centre
38 Orchard Road Christchurch Airport 8053, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 353 7798
Hours: Daily 09:00 – 17:30
Admission: From NZD25 to 65, depending of the attractions you choose to visit
|There these much to do|
|Storm room: Temperature that goes down to -18 degree celcius|
|Penguin viewing and feeding (10:30 and 15:30 only)|
|4D movie (prepare some tissues)|
Seeing the after effects of Christchurch town is really sad. It was once a lively place but now it looks rather desserted.
A icon in the centre of the town was once beautiful.
|Picture source: Google image|
But now, it’s sad… and this is the nearest we can be.
The affected areas shaded in red.
Re:Start is an effort rebuild the town supported by Christchurch Earthquake Appeal and it starts here at City Mall with a shopping place made out of containers.
The casino is still proudly standing and was not affected by the earthquake.
Victoria Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013 New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 365 9999
Food in Christchurch
With the town in rebuilding, there is not much to eat in town. There are restaurants scattered around. If rented a car, take a drive to Riccarton Road. The street has many restaurants from Asian to Western and supermarket.
Accomodation: City Centre Motel
|Picture source: City Centre Motel|
876 Colombo Street Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 372 9294
Price range: ~NZD60 per person (includes free limited internet usage)