👥 Population: 390,000
🕑 Time Zone: New Zealand Standard Time (NZST): UTC +12
Christchurch is located on South Island, and is its largest city. It experienced a series of earthquakes in 2011, so a lot of the city centre is new, featuring some cool, temporary structures. Christchurch is a departure point for the Antarctic.
Temperate oceanic climate. Mild summers and cool winters. Average summer temperatures are 20°C and for winter it's 11°C.
Inner City: Good for first timers and people with no car.
Merivale: For people who want access to restaurants, shops & cafes. Considered the coolest neighbourhood. Good for everyone.
Riccarton: Good for entertainment & nightlife.
Sumner/Ferrymead: Good for families. Next to the beach.
Christchurch Farmers Market
The Riccarton Market
Lyttelton Farmers Market
Method: Bus, ferry, tram
✅ yes as well as Blacklane and local taxis