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Guidebook for Christchurch

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Guidebook for Christchurch

Essentials
Best low-cost supermarket in town.
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PAK'nSAVE Moorhouse
297 Moorhouse Ave
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Best low-cost supermarket in town.
Yummy pizza café and interesting groceries but closed June 14 2015 to October for repairs.
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Mediterranean Food Company
322 Tuam St
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Yummy pizza café and interesting groceries but closed June 14 2015 to October for repairs.
A big selection of asian groceries for the food-curious.
Oriental Warehouse
317 Cashel Street
A big selection of asian groceries for the food-curious.
A good supermarket... where they pack your bags for you unlike the competition down the street.
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Countdown Moorhouse Ave
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A good supermarket... where they pack your bags for you unlike the competition down the street.
Just round the corner, handy for basic groceries or snacks.
Avenue Dairy
167 Fitzgerald Ave
Just round the corner, handy for basic groceries or snacks.
Nearest western-style supermarket.
SuperValue Stanmore
96 Stanmore Rd
Nearest western-style supermarket.
If you have a lot of washing to dry, head round the corner to Figlo. They have huge dryers that get everything dry much quicker than the small dryer in the apartment. We use them when servicing all the linen. Feed the machine $1 at a time to keep it going (change available).
Figlo Laundromat
332 Gloucester St
If you have a lot of washing to dry, head round the corner to Figlo. They have huge dryers that get everything dry much quicker than the small dryer in the apartment. We use them when servicing all the linen. Feed the machine $1 at a time to keep it going (change available).
A very modern supermarket, nice store.
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New World Durham Street
555 Colombo St
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A very modern supermarket, nice store.
Indian Grocery. I love getting interesting stuff here.
Yogiji's Food Mart
569B Colombo St
Indian Grocery. I love getting interesting stuff here.
Food Scene
Amazing flavours at good prices. Highly recommended. Fantastic selection of teas. There's also a music and buddhism shop attached. Only open 7:30-3pm Tues–Sun and dinner Fri, Sat 5-9pm.
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The Lotus-Heart vegetarian restaurant
363 St Asaph St
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Amazing flavours at good prices. Highly recommended. Fantastic selection of teas. There's also a music and buddhism shop attached. Only open 7:30-3pm Tues–Sun and dinner Fri, Sat 5-9pm.
Very nice up-market bar and restaurant. Rydges Hotel here is also a pickup point for "The Grand Tour" guided tour of Christchurch. http://welcomeaboard.co.nz/grand-tour
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Bloody Mary's
30 Latimer Square
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Very nice up-market bar and restaurant. Rydges Hotel here is also a pickup point for "The Grand Tour" guided tour of Christchurch. http://welcomeaboard.co.nz/grand-tour
Great food and atmosphere.
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Under The Red Verandah
502 Worcester Street
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Great food and atmosphere.
Yummy Japanese and Korean food at good prices.
Mum's Restaurant
62 Manchester St
Yummy Japanese and Korean food at good prices.
Great food, coffee and atmosphere. Lots of other eateries around here, near the Polytech.
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Black Betty Cafe
165 Madras St
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Great food, coffee and atmosphere. Lots of other eateries around here, near the Polytech.
Great café and right next to Punting on the Avon (a highly recommended activity).
Boat Shed Cafe
2 Cambridge Terrace
Great café and right next to Punting on the Avon (a highly recommended activity).
Comfortable English-style pub and restaurant http://pomspub.co.nz
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Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn
292 Kilmore St
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Comfortable English-style pub and restaurant http://pomspub.co.nz
A funky retro/grungy café with good food.
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Beat Street Cafe
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A funky retro/grungy café with good food.
Tasty takeaways at the end of the block.
Subway
265 Cashel Street
Tasty takeaways at the end of the block.
Good beer, wine and pizza.
CBD Bar
208 Madras St
Good beer, wine and pizza.
A simple café just a 200-metre walk through from Hereford St. for breakfast. 6am-4 Mon-Fri.
Coffee on Cashel
289 Cashel Street
A simple café just a 200-metre walk through from Hereford St. for breakfast. 6am-4 Mon-Fri.
Great food and drinks (margaritas and sangria).
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Mexico Restaurant
203 Manchester St
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Great food and drinks (margaritas and sangria).
Excellent nearby café.
Coffee Embassy Espresso Bar
107 Fitzgerald Ave
Excellent nearby café.
Drinks & Nightlife
Bar and Eatery.
The Fitz Bar & Eatery
331 Cashel St
Bar and Eatery.
Live music and good beer, Wednesday to Saturday 7pm–late
darkroom
336 St Asaph St
Live music and good beer, Wednesday to Saturday 7pm–late
Sightseeing
The "Cardboard Cathedral"
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Christchurch Transitional Cathedral
234 Hereford St
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The "Cardboard Cathedral"
If you weren't here for the quakes, this is well worth a visit to learn about what happened.
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Quake City
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If you weren't here for the quakes, this is well worth a visit to learn about what happened.
Helpful advice on anything you want to do in Christchurch, and right next to Hagley park, museum and gardens.
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Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
28 Worcester Blvd
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Helpful advice on anything you want to do in Christchurch, and right next to Hagley park, museum and gardens.
A nice view heading up the Port Hills
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Christchurch Gondola
10 Bridle Path Rd
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A nice view heading up the Port Hills
A wonderful serene trip.
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Punting On The Avon
2 Cambridge Terrace
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A wonderful serene trip.
Shopping
Boutique mall with great sushi and small art house cinema. http://thecolombo.co.nz/
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The Colombo
363 Colombo Street
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Boutique mall with great sushi and small art house cinema. http://thecolombo.co.nz/
No need for a mini-bar in the apartment, you can buy any drinks you want 50 metres away.
The Mill Liquorsave
332 Hereford Street
No need for a mini-bar in the apartment, you can buy any drinks you want 50 metres away.
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South City Shopping Centre
555 Colombo St
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Getting Around
New bus exchange. You can get anywhere in Christchurch from here. Most of the buses go through here so you can transfer. #60 bus goes right past the apartment door. Orange and Yellow line stops are 2 blocks away. The airport bus #29 has stops 800m from the apartment if you don't want to transfer and you can save $5pp by getting on / off just outside the airport. See metroinfo.co.nz website for more.
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Bus Interchange
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New bus exchange. You can get anywhere in Christchurch from here. Most of the buses go through here so you can transfer. #60 bus goes right past the apartment door. Orange and Yellow line stops are 2 blocks away. The airport bus #29 has stops 800m from the apartment if you don't want to transfer and you can save $5pp by getting on / off just outside the airport. See metroinfo.co.nz website for more.
Car rental place, just around the corner. Avoid the high airport hire prices.
Options Rentals
121 Fitzgerald Ave
Car rental place, just around the corner. Avoid the high airport hire prices.
Intercity Bus stop
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Bus Interchange
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Intercity Bus stop
Entertainment & Activities
Ice Skating http://www.alpineice.co.nz/
Alpine Ice Sports Centre
495 Brougham Street
Ice Skating http://www.alpineice.co.nz/
Nearby swimming centre.
AquaGym Swim Centre
459 Cashel St
Nearby swimming centre.
Awesome free family playground.
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Margaret Mahy Playground
177 Armagh St
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Awesome free family playground.