Christchurch, located in the province (region) of Canterbury, is the largest city on the South Island, yet remains a friendly and welcoming city compact enough to easily explore on foot or bicycle.
Following the 2010-2011 earthquakes, Christchurch has re-emerged as a vibrant, ever-changing city that Lonely Planet has listed it as one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2013.
The rebuild of the central city continues but this is a truly unique time to visit the city and witness the changes happening every day.
|Currency||New Zealand Dollar (NZD) = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Most shops are normally open from 9am to 5pm with bigger malls staying open till 6pm Saturday to Wednesday and 9pm on Thursday and Friday.|
|Newspapers||The Press (daily regional)
New Zealand Herald (daily national)
|Emergency numbers||Police, Fire and Ambulance: 111|
|Tourist information||Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Centre
Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
Open every day 8.30am-5pm
+64 3 379 9629