Central City

Although Christchurch and Canterbury were planned by idealists as an ordered settlement - on English lines - the city was actually first inhabited by Maori , and the Scottish Deans brothers. Nevertheless, the 'founding fathers' stamped their ideas firmly on the city by placing an Anglican cathedral right in the centre. To this day, lazy writers continue to call it an 'English city': true many of our old buildings date back to the style of our heritage. Many of us locals consider them as 'of the style of our beginnings' rather than as an English city and 'the square' is a prime example of old and new. hotels overlook the area, and one block west "The Strip" follows the Avon River, full of cafes, and clubbing at night. Taking the tram is an easy and pleasant way to see much of the CBD. this includes the Gothic stone buildings of the Arts Centre, the Canterbury Museum and Christ's College; and the 10-year old Christchurch Art Gallery. The Botanic Gardens, a golf course and various sports fields are all just minutes way from the square and the Christchurch and Canterbury Visitors Centre. Of course this area abounds with shops, offices, transport hubs and visitor attractions too.


Christchurch Casino

Mickey Finn's


Pegasus Arms

In Italia

Ebisu Japanese Restaurant

Octagon Live Restaurant

Coyotes Street Bar & Restaurant

The Bedford

Grumpy Mole Saloon (The)

Coffee d'Fafo

Regent on Worcester Cinema

His Lordships Café & Bar

Double Happy

Botanic Gardens Cafe

Isaac Theatre Royal


Jolly Poacher

Bailies Irish Bar & Restaurant


Daily Grind (The)

Hoyts Cinemas

Cloisters Film House

C1 Espresso

Ciao Bella

Liquidity Bar & Restaurant

Dux de Lux

Music Centre of Christchurch

Bon Bolli (Le)

Concrete Club

Great Hall (The)

Oxford on Avon (The)

Court Theatre

Classical Sparks

New Pacific Underground Inc

Goodbye Blue Monday

Boatshed Cafe

Sullivans Irish Pub

Coffee House (The)

Showbiz Christchurch



Loaded Hog

Caffe Roma

Boulevard (The)

James Hay Theatre

Christchurch City Choir (The)

Annies Wine Bar & Restaurant

Cafe Valentino

My Bar Lounge & Nightclub

Vic and Whale (The)

Ministry Nightclub

Rockpool (The)

Swiss Cafe

Christchurch Town Hall



South City Centre

Piko Wholefoods Cooperative

Vino Fino

Christ Church Cathedral

DFS Christchurch

Spa Chocolatier (De)


Rutherford's Den

Toi Toi

City Historical Walk


Cathedral Square

Cosmic Corner

Kate Sheppard Memorial

Christchurch Tramway Restaurant Dinner Tour

Christchurch Art Gallery

St. Luke's in the City

Warehouse (The)

Lollipops Playland & Cafe

Library Chambers

Christchurch Sightseeing Tours

Made In The Shade

Punting On The Avon

Canterbury Leisure Tours--Akaroa

Gymeez The Fitness Shop

Naturally New Zealand Souvenirs

Arts Centre Leather Shop (The)

Arts Centre Weekend Market

TranzAlpine Experience

Knox Church (Presbyterian)

Vault Design Store & Café (The)

Bridge of Remembrance (The)

Jonathan Smart Gallery

Shand's Emporium

New Regent Street

Robert Falcon Scott Statue

Parkgrove Horse Treks

Hunters & Collectors

Antique Print Gallery

Hagley Park


Victoria Street Clock Tower

Arthouse (The)

Peacock Fountain



Sharpies Golf Barn

Horsepower Experience

Hare Krishna Temple

Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

Form Gallery

Bobby Robertson

Smiths City

Barbadoes Street Cemetery

Southern Encounter Aquarium & Kiwi House

Christchurch Club Bulding (The)

Bicycle Business

Barkers Men's Clothing

Connexion Jewellery Gallery

Photo Warehouse

Up Up and Away

Oxford Terrace

Arts Works

Paper Plus

Skate Park

East's Books on High

Te Toi Mana Maori Art Gallery

Floral Clock

D F Souvenirs

Kooky Fashions

Punting on the Avon

Drawing Room (The)

Scorpio Books

Orton Bradley Park

Victoria Lake

Victoria Square

Wyrd Gallery

Physics Room (The)


Antigua Boatsheds

Smiths Bookshop

Cranmer Square


Beadz Unlimited

Latimer Square

Canterbury Brewery

City Bike Tours

CD Store (The)

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Botanic Gardens

Christchurch Cathedral

Majestic Church

REAL Aotearoa

Science Alive

Arts Centre

Canterbury Museum

Christchurch Bike Tours

Tete a Tete

Dobson Bashford Gallery

R & R Sport


Hagley Golf Club


Dux de Lux

C1 Espresso

Saggio Di Vino


Mediterranean Food Co (retail)


Bailies Irish Bar & Restaurant

Tiffanys Restaurant

Curators House Restaurant

The Lotus-Heart Cafe

Krishna Restuarant

Coyotes Street Bar & Restaurant

Fat Eddies

Le Cafe

Annies Wine Bar & Restaurant

Korea House

Jolly Poacher

Mu Steak House & Bar

Bard on Avon

Vic and Whale (The)

Caffe Roma

Ciao Bella

Winnie Bagoes

Topkapi Turkish Kebab House

Cafe Valentino

Drexels Restaurant

Ebisu Japanese Restaurant

Octagon Live Restaurant

Wagamama Christchurch

Little India

Vesuvio Cafe Bar & Teppanyaki

Oxford on Avon (The)

Mexican Café

Boulevard (The)

Liquidity Bar & Restaurant

Pegasus Arms


Coffee House (The)

In Italia

Sticky Fingers


The Mythai


Le Bon Bolli


Copthorne Hotel

Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Copthorne Hotel

Riverview Lodge

Bella Vista Motel


Hotel Grand Chancellor

Carlton Mill Lodge

The Heritage Christchurch

Charlie B's Backpackers Hostel

Home Lea Bed and Breakfast

The Worcester of Christchurch

Armagh Lodge

Windsor Hotel


New Excelsior Backpackers

Fino Casementi All-Suite Hotel

Tuscana Motor Lodge


Southern Comfort Motel

Grange Guesthouse and Apartments (The)

Croydon House

Holiday Inn On Avon Christchurch


The Marque Hotel Christchurch

Thomas's Hotel on Hereford

City Centre Motel

Hotel So

The Classic Villa

Scenic Suites Christchurch

Rydges Christchurch

iStay on Cashel

Frienz.com Backpackers - BBH

X Base Backpackers

Pacific Park Hotel


Chateau Blanc Suites

Country Glen Lodge

Holiday Inn City Centre Christchurch

Dorothy's Boutique Hotel

Eliza's Manor House

Latimer Hotel (The)

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