Christchurch

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Population: 390,000

๐Ÿ•‘ Time Zone: New Zealand Standard Time (NZST): UTC +12

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๐Ÿ—ฃ Hear from a local
๐Ÿšˆ Getting around
๐Ÿงญ Where to live
๐Ÿ  Temporary accommodation
๐Ÿ Groceries
๐Ÿ“ผ Travel remotely
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Work space

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.

Weather

Temperate oceanic climate. Mild summers and cool winters. Average summer temperatures are 20ยฐC and for winter it's 11ยฐC.

Getting around

Uber available

โœ… ย yes as well as Blacklane and local taxis

From airport

Christchurch Airport

Bus: With Metro Christchurch it takes 40 minutes from the airport to the city. Tickets start at NZ$8.50.

Car rentals: Car rental options

Within

Metro Christchurch

Method: Bus, ferry, tram

Where to live

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.

Temporary accommodation

Airbnb

Website

A 1 bedroom place typically costs between NZ$1,500 and NZ$2,500 per month.

A 2 bedroom place typically costs between NZ$2,000 and NZ$4,000 per month.

Groceries

Markets

Christchurch Farmers Market

The Riccarton Market

Lyttelton Farmers Market

Supermarkets

Countdown

New World

FreshChoice

Travel remotely

Work space

To get you started quickly, we focused on picking one, cool, unique, and comfortable coworking space per location. Prices are for a desk in a shared space, for every day use. Expect dedicated spaces to cost more.

Coworking space

Genius Co-working

Prices are from NZ$599 per month plus tax.