Regent Street is perhaps one of the most well-known streets in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is right in the centre of town and popular with tourists and locals alike. It dates back to the 1930s and was actually New Zealand’s first mall, as it was built as one big commercial unit.
When in Christchurch, one should definitely pay a visit to New Zealand’s most beautiful street, as it was named in the 1930s. The heritage tram loop runs through New Regent Street, along the pastel-coloured Spanish Mission-style buildings, and the pedestrian-only street offers an extraordinary collection of small shops and, of course, coffe places.
New Regent Street was affected by the Christchurch earthquake. However, according to some of the media coverage, it got away better off than a lot of the other famous Christchurch landmarks. There are plans to restore New Regent Street to its former beauty, so if you’re heading to Christchurch, make sure you check out where the redevelopment of New Regent Street is at!