Christchurch In A Day – New Zealand Photo Diary

Christchurch In A Day – New Zealand Photo Diary

Although I was working remotely while in NZ, I was fortunate enough to take a couple of days off to make the most of the time there, and spend as much time with Kazimir as possible. Following a very relaxed night away in Hanmer Springs, we spent the rest of our long weekend closer to home, and enjoying more of what the city of Christchurch has to offer. Having spent a little time in the city last year, I knew of a few spots that I liked already, but the benefit of having my very own local tour guide meant I was lucky to get the inside knowledge on all the top recommendations.

On a particularly sunny weekend and after spending time hanging out with a few friends, we took a meandering walk through the streets of the city, stopping off for the occasional drink, bite to eat, or sit down in the sunshine. Seeing as this trip was also my first chance to really test out my new camera,  here are a few of my favourite snaps from our time in the city!



Bridge of Remembrance


City tour by tram


New Regent Street


Chinese New Year lanterns in Hagley Park


Mirror maze


Cathedral Square


Looking over the Avon River


Re:Start Mall


Anthony Gormley’s “Stay” at the Arts Centre


Street art by RONE


Christchurch Art Gallery


My handsome tourguide

Christchurch is a wonderful little city with a fantastic personality. The many unique street art murals and efforts of refurbishment are a testament to that, and the character and feel of the city really stands out to me. It goes to show just how awesome this place is!

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  1. December 7, 2017 / 7:06 am

    It definitely wasn’t that sunny when we were there.. 😉 Beautiful pictures and sounds like you had a great time. We spent three days when we were there earlier this year and I also really like the city (despite the many, many construction sites).

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      Oh no shame about the weather on your visit! I seem to be pretty lucky with the times I’ve stayed! I’m glad you enjoyed your time there 🙂 Happy travels!

  2. damecacao
    December 7, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I’ve heard of Christchurch before, but I’m not quit sure where. It looks lovely, though! Thanks for the mountain of pictures, too!

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      It’s a beautiful city in my opinion! Full of brilliant character. Mountains are the best! Thank you 🙂

  3. December 7, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Wow Suzy, amazing photos. New Zealand is indeed serene and you captured it perfectly. It can be nothing better than this. Thanks for sharing.

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      Thank you so much! I couldn’t agree more, NZ is just perfect. Happy travels!

  4. Zoe | Together In Transit
    December 7, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Beautiful photos, that New Regent Street looks great to walk down! Never been to New Zealand myself but is sure is on my list!

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 It’s my favourite street in Christchurch for sure! I hope you get to visit soon. Happy travels!

  5. December 7, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Wow! This place has such ‘hangout’ vibes! Perfect for a casual day outing! 🙂 The photos look beautiful too!

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:07 pm

      Ah yes exactly how I feel there! Just want to take an easy going day wandering. What could be better?! Thank you so much 🙂

  6. Chloe P
    December 7, 2017 / 10:29 am

    I have never been to NZ, but it looks great! Love the photo of Regent street-how cute!

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:08 pm

      Haha thank you! It’s the best little spot in the city!

  7. Sarah
    December 7, 2017 / 11:15 am

    I spent two days in Christchurch earlier this year and even though so many people told me to skip it I’m so glad I didn’t. Even though so much of the city is still in disarray, most of it was quite lovely. Your pictures bring back great memories.

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:10 pm

      I had the same experience the first time I visited, lots of people brushed over this great city! I’m so glad I spent more time there, I adore Christchurch now! I’m glad it’s brought back fond memories for you 🙂 Happy travels!

  8. December 7, 2017 / 11:17 am

    I was literally just saying to my boyfriend the other day that I’ve explored a lot of new Zealand, however I haven’t been to Christchurch. Great post, makes me excited to visit now!

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:10 pm

      Oh what good timing! NZ has so much to see and do and Christchurch is no exception for sure. Thanks so much, I hope you get to visit soon!

  9. December 7, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Love hearing about new places like this ! Your photos have perfectly captured the beauty of this city 🙂 I particularly love the street Art. New Zealand is amazing ! It’s on my bucket list for 2018… I’m so excited to plan my future trip there 😉

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:11 pm

      Thank you! I’m so glad it can help you plan your NZ visit. Street art is such a great way to see the character of a city! Oooh how exciting, how long will you be visiting for? Happy travels and enjoy your trip!

  10. Diana
    December 8, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Oh, Anthony Gormley’s “Stay” at the Arts Centre is such a great piece of art! So simple, yet so special! Street art also seems very cool!

    • December 9, 2017 / 11:09 am

      It’s wonderful! I love how it’s right in the courtyard and so the shadows create more pattern on it.

  11. February 11, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    I love your photos. I couldn’t figure out what to make of Christchurch, it still felt like such a disjointed city after the earthquakes. But I found it really interesting to walk around and I also loved the street art. The Re:Start mall is a really good idea but something didn’t quite sit right with me because they were all expensive brands which I feel isn’t ideal in a city where so many people lost their homes? Anyway it was definitely interesting to visit.

    • February 11, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks! I think a lot of people feel similarly when they travel through. I’m lucky to have spent some time there and I absolutely got captured by its charm. Funny you mention Re:Start, I totally agree! Knowing locals I think they also say the same – the real stores are further out of town! Hopefully we’ll see positive change there in the future 🙂

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