NZ 2016 – Day 1 – Christchurch – Part 2 – August 2016

Botanical Gardens

i-Site

Within the botanical gardens is the Christchurch i-Site, their tourist information centre.  I was just in time to be able to go in before it closed, and arranged tickets for the following day.  I bought a pass that covered the tram, gondola and punting.  I was told to get to the punting early and to see if there were any spaces available on the early punts.

Peacock Fountain

Whilst at the botanical gardens, I also saw the Peacock Fountain, bought by the Christchurch Beautifying Society from money bequeathed by John Thomas Peacock, which was first unveiled in 1911 in a different location.  It has been at its current location in the botanical gardens since 1996.

Peacock Fountain, Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Peacock Fountain, Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Peacock Fountain, Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Peacock Fountain, Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Peacock Fountain, Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Peacock Fountain, Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Peacock Fountain, Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Peacock Fountain, Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Peacock Fountain, Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Peacock Fountain, Christchurch Botanical Gardens

Canterbury Museum

Right next door to the botanical gardens is the Canterbury Museum.  Fortunately, this building had been upgraded for earthquakes before the recent earthquakes and was undamaged.

Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum

Worcester Boulevard

Leaving the botanical gardens I headed along Worcester Boulevard.

Rolleston Ave x Worcester Blvd
Rolleston Ave x Worcester Blvd
Cultural Precinct - Worcester Blvd
Cultural Precinct – Worcester Blvd
Worcester-Blvd
Worcester-Blvd

Christchurch Art Gallery

At the corner of Worcester Blvd and Montreal Street is the Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o Waiwhetu, a modern looking building with a glass facade, which opened in 2003.

Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Montreal St x Worcester Blvd
Montreal St x Worcester Blvd – looking South

Avon River

Continuing along Worcester Blvd, I came to the Avon River again, where the trees were in flower, and the badly damaged Our City O-Tautahi.

Avon River at Worcester Blvd
Avon River at Worcester Blvd
Avon River at Worcester Blvd
Avon River at Worcester Blvd
Avon River at Worcester Blvd
Avon River at Worcester Blvd
Our City - O-Tautahi
Our City – O-Tautahi

Walking Map

This is the map of where I walked – This post covers points 5, 7 & 8

Christchurch Day 1 Walk Map
Christchurch Day 1 Walk Map

Christchurch Day 1 Walk Legend

Photos of these sites in 2013

Christchurch 2013
Christchurch 2013
Christchurch 2013
Christchurch 2013
Christchurch 2013
Christchurch 2013

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand

REFERENCES – NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Botanical Gardens

i-Site

Peacock Fountain

Christchurch Art Gallery

Avon River

Our City O-Tautahi

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