Travel Blogs from Christchurch
This morning we return to the city centre and visit The Quake Museum. This is a great way to Learn about the recent and earlier earthquakes in Christchurch, and to understand the effects on the city and the residents.
After visiting The Quake we walked through the Container Shopping Mall which is fantastic and very enterprising.
We collect the car from Apex and head to Littleton and around the outer areas of Christchurch to see what's happened since we were here 2 years ago.
Sadly there is much demolition but no signs of new build yet.
in the afternoon we walk into Christchurch City centre and find the same sad sight of many demolished buildings and, …
We arrive at Christchurch at midnight and th it fakes another hour to clear immigration and customs etc....a but tiring!
We arrive at the Motel and it's excellent so we get a good nights sleep!
... of roadworks, building sites and vacant plots, it was eerily quiet in places and even three years on there is damage and destruction wherever you look. There is however hope and in the city's main shopping strip pop up shops, banks and coffee shops housed in temporary shipping containers have taken the place of demolished buildings, they're all painted in bright colours with flowers and outdoor seating and it's created a really nice positive feeling. There is also a ...
March 7th - A huge storm had hit Christchurch two days before we arrived with a 100mm of rain falling in 48 hours. Not what the earthquake devastated city needed. We were luckily greeted by yet another marvellously sunny Kiwi day. There was however no escaping the impact that the earthquakes, which struck over two years ago, had on the city. We had read that large swathes of the city centre were still closed however we didn't realise that large parts of the centre would ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAalton Motel Christchurch
Checked into the motel early and the manager was really friendly. The motel is very centrally located 2 min from Bradley Park. A number of cool eateries are located on Riccarton Road within walking distance of the motel. Worth the stay....
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