New Zealand – Day 11: Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH

Reaching Christchurch, we first visted one of the famous attraction.

International Antartic Centre

Location:
38 Orchard Road  Christchurch Airport 8053, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 353 7798

Website:
http://www.iceberg.co.nz/

Hours: Daily 09:00 – 17:30

Admission: From NZD25 to 65, depending of the attractions you choose to visit



There these much to do



Storm room: Temperature that goes down to -18 degree celcius



Hagglund ride



Penguin viewing and feeding (10:30 and 15:30 only)



4D movie (prepare some tissues)

 The town

Seeing the after effects of Christchurch town is really sad. It was once a lively place but now it looks rather desserted.

The Cathedral
A icon in the centre of the town was once beautiful.

Picture source: Google image

But now, it’s sad… and this is the nearest we can be.

The affected areas shaded in red.

Re:Start

Re:Start is an effort rebuild the town supported by Christchurch Earthquake Appeal and it starts here at City Mall with a shopping place made out of containers.

Casino

The casino is still proudly standing and was not affected by the earthquake.

Location:
Victoria Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013  New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 365 9999

Website:
http://chchcasino.co.nz/

Food in Christchurch

With the town in rebuilding, there is not much to eat in town. There are restaurants scattered around. If rented a car, take a drive to Riccarton Road. The street has many restaurants from Asian to Western and supermarket.

Accomodation: City Centre Motel


Picture source: City Centre Motel


Location:
876 Colombo Street  Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 372 9294

Website:
http://www.citycentremotel.co.nz/

Price range: ~NZD60 per person (includes free limited internet usage)

Giant Pandas will be in Singapore soon!