Historic Sites in Christchurch

Historic Sites in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Historic Sites

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  • Nikki N
    1 contribution
    Best place to go to in chch John was very nice made the experience wonderful loved every minute in the house tour telling our they're stories really enjoyed seeing the craftsmanship an hearing how the house was built this is a must see place for visitors and locals to go to wish u could stay the night that would be cool . Loved the whole house tour recommend for everyone it was nice to meet u John
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • SD2606
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,741 contributions
    Taylors Mistake Godley Head Walk
    Amazing views!
     
    The walk can be made ‘there and back’ with leaving your car in one car park, or if you have a friend you could do it one way and go back to retrieve the other car.
    
There is no advantage in viewpoints with starting at one end or the other.
    
Toilets at each end.
     
    The track is wonderfully maintained and at times feels like a glorified footpath.
     
    You could take a push hair if it was like a Mountain Buggy off roading one. There are a few steps though that you would have to negotiate.
     
    Highly recommend a walk or a run along here, it really has the most amazing views.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • SD2606
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,741 contributions
    Mona Vale
    Lovely mini Botanical Gardens. Wonderfully maintained and very nice to walk around in.
     
    If you love a good garden or flower Instagram photo then come here to enjoy the many colours in the different seasons.
     
    There is a café on site to enjoy too.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • shane p
    20 contributions
    Well worth the drive and visit. The people who work there an d those in character of the era were knowledgeable and interactive. Was great to see ride the steam locomotive.
    Parking was the biggest issue, but enjoyed the walk to the entry.

    Well worth visiting if you are in Christchurch
    Written 25 October 2020
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  • MissTinkerbelle
    Christchurch, New Zealand169 contributions
    Still partway through a major renovation and strengthening following the 2010/2011 quakes so some areas are still off limits. Yet to regain it's vibrant atmosphere but making good strides. The great hall is always worth a visit.
    Written 5 January 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China147,481 contributions
    The Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings are the only surviving provincial government buildings still in existence in New Zealand. Sadly, like much of the city, they were heavily damaged during the 2010-11 earthquakes and are presently not in use. It seems some reconstructions, such as the historic stone chamber may come to fruition in the future.

    At present, you can at least walk along the outside of the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings on Armagh and Durham Streets. There are information panels posted with historic context and background so you can at least learn about these important government buildings in Christchurch.

    Hopefully, eventual restorations will take place bringing the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings back to life for the people of Christchurch and visitors to the city.
    Written 11 October 2018
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  • JeLundgren
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates699 contributions
    Nothing much to see here except a house that was built in the traditional colonial way. You can't get into the house. You can stop with your car just outside the house and there's no parking fee. If you are on your way from Christchurch to Kaikoura, might as well stop by and have a look as it is on the way.
    Written 10 November 2018
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,759 contributions
    Kate Sheppard (1847-1934) was born in Liverpool. She migrated to New Zealand, where she was active in securing universal suffrage, meaning both men and women hsad the right to vote. This picturesque house was a centre for her political and social activities. The New Zealand government bought the house from private owners in 2021 and it is now a centre commemorating, amongst other things, Kate Sheppard's role in gaining New Zealand women the right to vote. By the way, New Zealand women were the first in the world to win the right to wote.
    Written 17 March 2022
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  • Pathfinder526327
    3 contributions
    After seeing his statue in Amberley, went to find his grave at St Paul's. It was smaller than I expected, but he wouldn't have objected to that - probably the opposite, in fact. Happened to meet a volunteer groundkeeper there who had had connection with his family, which made it even more interesting.
    Written 1 July 2022
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