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  • Address: New Regent Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

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New Regent Street Tours

When first constructed in the 1930s, New Regent Street was famously lauded as “the most beautiful street in New Zealand.” Today, after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, the street has rebuilt its colorful façade—built in a Spanish Mission style—where colorful, two-story buildings host retailers, restaurants, coffee shops, and cafés. When the street was first built in the Great Depression, only 3 of the original 40 buildings were occupied by lease-paying tenants, due to the economic hardships of the time and the tenants’ inability to pay rent.  Gradually, an increasing number of businesses were established, and the street was reconstructed as a pedestrian mall in 1994. When the fateful Christchurch earthquakes struck, New Regent Street was one of the first places to rebuild and reopen its doors—though many repairs were only temporary and are in need of a permanent fix. Either way, it remains as one of downtown Christchurch’s most popular venues for shopping, with the pastel colored, lightly hued buildings contributing an architectural charm.

Practical Info

New Regent Street is in central Christchurch and is easily accessible by foot. It’s a 10 minute walk from the metro central bus station, and is also accessible by riding the tram, which runs from 10am-5pm daily, with expanded hours in summer.

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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram, Christchurch, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Welcome aboard the Christchurch Tram! Travel on our newly extended track & enjoy this unique and historic way to view the inner city. Drivers provide a ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $16.84
Tramway Restaurant Dinner Tour of Christchurch, Christchurch, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Tramway Restaurant Dinner Tour of Christchurch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

Hop aboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and travel in comfort through the city center while enjoying a delicious 4-course dinner. The 2.5-hour ride in ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $73.44
Christchurch Sightseeing Pass, Christchurch, Dining Experiences
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Christchurch Sightseeing Pass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Visit four of Christchurch's top attractions with a sightseeing pass that can be used on different days, allowing you to set your own pace. Soar above the city ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $57.94
Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram Gondola and Avon River Punting, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram Gondola and Avon River Punting

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on a narrated tour aboard an open-air electric shuttle that provides unobstructed views of the Gardens' variety of ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $13.48

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