The Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Information Center is open daily from 8:30 to 5, and until later in summer, in a temporary facility at the entrance to the Botanic Gardens, next to Canterbury Museum. Check the www.christchurchnz.com website for details of their new permanent location. It is a great resource where you can find out about everything from lodging to bike rentals. Avenues, a local magazine with events listings and reviews, is also worth a browse. For a list of events and festivals go to the Be There website.
Be There. www.bethere.co.nz.
Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Information Centre. 03/379–9629; www.christchurchnz.com.