Christchurch

πŸ‘₯ Population: 390,000

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

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🏠 Where to live
🍏 Groceries
🚈 Getting around
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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 20Β°C and for winter it's 11Β°C.

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.

Useful resources

trademe

wotif

Realestate.co.nz

nzflatmates

roomgo

flatfinder

campable

airbnb

Booking.com

Groceries

Markets

Christchurch Farmers Market

The Riccarton Market

Lyttelton Farmers Market

Supermarkets

Countdown

New World

FreshChoice

Getting around

From airport

Christchurch Airport

Method: Taxi

Within

Metro Christchurch

Method: Bus, ferry, tram

Uber available

βœ… Β yes as well as Blacklane and local taxis

Uber price estimate

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