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New Regent Street Tours

New Regent Street
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.

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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.
Address: New Regent Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch

Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch

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Enjoy a 4-course dinner aboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and travel in heritage style through the city center, round-trip from Cathedral Junction. Relax and enjoy views of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Avon River from your window-side table. The journey in this elegant restaurant on wheels includes a welcome drink upon arrival, with tea and coffee to accompany your gourmet meal, served by professional waitstaff.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$88,10
From
US$88,10

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

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Travel the full circuit aboard the Christchurch Tramway, which departs regularly. Use your ticket to hop on and hop off at 17 stops and create your own sightseeing itinerary. Drivers provide live commentary on the landmarks of this South Island city. Bonus: children up to age 15 travel free.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$17,83
From
US$17,83

Christchurch Scavenger Hunt: Pushing Restart

Christchurch Scavenger Hunt: Pushing Restart

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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US$12,31
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US$12,31

Christchurch City Sightseeing Tour

Christchurch City Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the true kiwi way on this fun private tour of Christchurch. Hop in Caroline’s Kombi and explore many of the city’s highlights on a tour that adds a personal touch. Explore art galleries, learn about Maori culture and discover the city’s rich history and culture. Share stories with locals, spot impressive native birds and see the stunning natural landscape. Includes visits to the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial and the Bridge of Remembrance.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$159,74
From
US$159,74

2 hour Christchurch City Tour with scenic Chairlift ride

2 hour Christchurch City Tour with scenic Chairlift ride

Travel through history from the plains to the hills to take in the contrasting views of the city and Banks Peninsula. Feel our fresh Canterbury air through your hair as you ride up the chairlift. Hear stories of a city rebuilding with fun and unique activities for the locals and visitors alike
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$95,09
Price varies by group size
From
US$95,09
Price varies by group size

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