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News: Check out these Central City parking tips to make your Christmas shopping travel that little bit easier

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Check out these Central City parking tips to make your Christmas shopping travel that little bit easier

Keeping Christchurch Moving

Last updated
7 Dec 2017 5:30pm

To make life a little easier, consider these travel tips.

  • To avoid delays, consider travel to shopping malls before 2:30 pm or after 6:00 pm
  • With extra traffic on the roads, remember to be patient and take care this holiday season.
  • Take advantage of our congestion map on our website here to see where the traffic hotspots are and avoid unnecessary delays.

Heading to Northlands, the Palms, Riccarton Mall or Eastgate Mall?

The peak travel period is between 2:30pm & 6pm. If you plan ahead you may want to consider travelling outside of these times, you can take advantage of longer shop opening hours or shop before picking the kids up from school. By doing this, you can avoid the peak travel period and have a more relaxed shopping experience.

Shopping in the CBD

The Christchurch City Council is offering one hour of free parking at all City Council owned car parks available to shoppers wanting to take advantage of the new stores opening in the city centre.

The rebuilt Lichfield St car park is now open for use. For more information on this new car parking facility go here

The following CBD carparks are operating:

  • Aldersgate car park
  • Art Gallery car park building
  • Hereford St car park building
  • Innovation car park building
  • Lichfield St car park building
  • New Regent St car park
  • Rolleston Ave car park
  • The Crossing car park buildin
  • West End car park building
  • Worcester St car park

For a list of what various off street parking options cost, go here.

For a larger version of the map click here. 

For further information on parking in the Christchurch CBD, including the number of parks available & opening hours, see the Christchurch City Council's Park Smart web page