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A City that's still healing

Christchurch is a city that is still healing from a the earthquake of eight years ago. While some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lene V
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Baldivis, Australia
Remembrance of the 2011 earthquake

The church is finally being rebuilt. it is indeed a reminder to us that the dire situation in the... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
ChristopherTraveller
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Christchurch is a city that is still healing from a the earthquake of eight years ago. While some areas have been rebuilt there are still a large number of buildings untouched behind fencing and scaffolding like the Cathedral. Also many blocks of vacant land due...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lene V
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's decimating to see such a wonderful structure still in the state of devastation after so many years. It may be a stark reminder of the earthquake, but after 8 years, it must be time to do something about its future.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The church is finally being rebuilt. it is indeed a reminder to us that the dire situation in the 2011 quake where Christchurch was the epicenter and 185 souls have perished.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChristopherTraveller
Reviewed 21 November 2018

We just had a few days in the city . 4 years since we were last here and it has been rebuilt and all new again. It's a great city to go to

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne255371
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

I was lucky to visit Christchurch before the earthquake, oh my how sad to see the devastation still so evident. While in the Musium we experienced a tremor the quake was very deep in North Island but it brought to mind what the City and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fryspro
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Visited Christchurch and was told to head to the central city to see the impacts of the earth quake some years ago. It's clear to see that the city is not fully back to normal. Quite interesting to see, although sad for the city and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed 21 October 2018

While it's still very clear to see that Cathedral Square remains representative of the profound destruction of our city, it's heartwarming to get a glimmer of hope and restoration. Turanga, our new Public Library has now opened beside the Cathedral. It's an fairly unprepossessing building...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Cathedral Square was once a centre of sightseeing activity in the town centre. Sadly, the earthquakes of 2010-11 damaged the Christchurch Cathedral beyond repair. It is now sectioned off and off limits to visitors, leaving the square somewhat in a state of limbo when it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

It's still off-limits to the public with a fence around it, but I was actually kind of surprised to see the big cathedral in a better condition than I had expected (really the damage I saw was pretty much "only on one side" where there...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Myo M
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Finally got to see famous cathedral that was destroyed by EARTH quake just a few years ago. Some parts Christchurch city is in redeveloping. It was cool to walk around the CBD and witness lots of building still being rebuild including this amazing Cathetral.

Date of experience: September 2018
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