Christchurch’s new information centre set to return to city

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Sep 22, 2023 |

A new site for Christchurch’s isite has been confirmed as The Grand, which is the former post office building in Cathedral Square.

ChristchurchNZ worked with Christchurch City Council and Visitor Information Network (VIN is a subsidiary of Tourism New Zealand and oversees the isite franchise) to consider an appropriate area for the central city isite to be located.

Visitors will be able to get information from the restored former post office in Cathedral Square, right in the heart of the city.

The location is convenient for visitors, surrounded by central city hotels, located by public transport and coach drop off locations, a tram stop, and near Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, Tūranga Central Library, and in the future the reinstated Christ Church Cathedral. Plus, it’s in the central city wifi free zone.

The new isite will be run by experienced tourism operator Darin Rainbird (The Grand) who currently operates the Akaroa isite.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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