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A Guide to the Christchurch CBD

Get to know the CBD

Next to the beautiful heritage buildings in Ōtautahi Christchurch, a modern CBD takes shape. With new and exciting places opening almost every day, sometimes it’s hard to keep up! Become an expert and check out how you can explore the inner city.

How to Get Around

Whether it’s by car, public transport, e-scooters or by foot, inner city Christchurch is greatly accessible. Most public buses will get you into the CBD, and if cycling is more your thing – you’re in luck! You’ll find many cycle-ways and lanes on your way around town. Going by car? Don’t fret, it’s easy to find parking nearby your favourite shops.

- Bus Interchange
- Wilsons Car Parking
- Car Parking Map
- Cycle Map
- E-Scooters

 

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Wine & Dine Options

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Where to Get Your Coffee Fix

Start your day with an epic cup of Christchurch coffee. The good thing about the inner city is that on almost every corner you’re bound to find a coffee shop leaving you spoilt for choice! Here’s a head start on places you can go for a cuppa.

- C1 Espresso
- The Caffeine Laboratory
- Coffee Therapy
- Unknown Chapter
- Child Sister

Keen for Lunch?

It’s lunch time! And you’re starving. Where do you begin? Christchurch’s inner-city restaurant scene is diverse and delicious. Take your food to the terraces by the Avon River for a spot of lunch under the sun, or cure your hunger at these awesome complexes.

- Riverside Market
- BNZ Centre
- Little High Eatery
- Friday Street Food Market

Treat Yourself after Work

Whether it’s post-work drinks with colleagues, or a wholesome family dinner in the CBD – Christchurch has got you covered. Victoria Street is an epic place to start for a cheeky cocktail or two, then make your way up to Christchurch Casino and try your luck. Afterwards, cut some shapes on the dance floor at any of Christchurch’s lively bars and clubs.