Colonial Inn Motel

43 Papanui Rd., Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Christchurch

The transitional city

A travel blog entry by johnnym

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... have to work a bit to find shops-there's a paucity of convenience stores. Not exactly a post disaster search for supplies experience but still worth bearing in mind. There's a great sense of energy in the centre, the gap filling project leading to popup shops, cafés, art exhibits and murals. I found my spirits went from sad at the sight of broken buildings and rubbly plots to optimistic at what people had created. The ...

Christchurch

A travel blog entry by lucyandglen

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... most recent earthquake was 3 years ago, almost to the day we visited. There is a lot of construction work going on, the damage is very visible and ranges from uneven pavements and broken windows to collapsed buildings. What's left of Cathedral is still standing. The steeple has fallen crushing most of the building. There is an area in town called ...

Back to Christchurch

A travel blog entry by hulleys

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... founded by the French but the only connection seemed to be a man dressed as a French solider walking along the beach with a tricolor !

Arriving back into Christchurch, we were lucky enough to be able to visit the city centre where the main impact of the earthquake was felt. First we visited the new Cardboard Cathedral which was erected very quickly to replace the main cathedral which will probably have to be demolished. It ...

Day 23 - Rangitata to Christchurch

A travel blog entry by jimbo1999

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... In 2011 Christchurch was hit by a series of Earthquakes, the biggest of which caused major damage to most buildings and claimed several hundred lives. During the bus ride from the airport we saw one or two buildings with scaffolding but nothing too serious. Once we got to the centre the extent of the damage became clear. Most buildings were boarded up or under extensive repair, and in many places ...

Lots of things covered

A travel blog entry by misscasey

... the reserve seeing Kea, tame eels, Teals, Takahe, Weka, owls and kiwi. The kiwi birds are cute little things but they love to hide! Tried to get a couple of pics but no good :( The Ko Tãne was awesome. We got introduced to some Maori culture through speech, dance and song. We were even taught a couple of words and a dance too. After the Ko Tãne was the Hangi dinner. Yummo! If you ever get the chance to experience a Hangi, do it! The food is ...

Location

This hotel, located on 43 Papanui Rd., Christchurch, is near Christchurch Casino, Victoria Park, Victoria Street Clock Tower, and Victoria Square.
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