The peak travel period is between 2:30 pm & 6 pm. 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.
Use the one-way streets for an easy drive into town. Look for the parking signs to access the parking buildings.
Currently, Christchurch City Council is offering one-hour free parking at Council-owned car park buildings for shoppers wanting to take advantage of the stores in the city centre. This offer has been extended until the end of January 2019.
The following CBD carparks are also operating:
For a list of what various off-street parking options cost, go here.