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Ideal brochures for historic tours and trails

27 January 2006

Ideal brochures for historic tours and trails

Brochures to guide people on historic walking tours and longer historic trails - requiring the use of public transport - have been so popular that the Council has put them on its http://www.ccc.govt.nz/Christchurch/Heritage/LocalHistory/HistoricTours. asp internet site for free downloading.

Council Assistant Heritage Planner, Amanda Ross, said the brochures had been distributed to the Christchurch Visitors Centre and most hotels and accommodation houses in the city. They had been so popular that the Council was updating them for redistribution. For now, however, people could download them from the Council site.

The Christchurch City Council Heritage Team produced the two brochures: * Christchurch before 1850 - Inner-city and Coastal Heritage Trails, and * Explore Historic Christchurch - City of Gothic Proportions to highlight parts of the city which still hold remnants of the first Maori peoples of 700 years ago, and the city as it was after Europeans arrived to build some of the Gothic Revival buildings, which still survive.

The Christchurch before 1850 brochure provides two trails - the Inner-City Heritage Trail - which takes about 30 minutes to walk from the inner-city to the last site at Barbadoes Street, and the Coastal Heritage Trail, which you would have to catch the No. 3 Sumner bus from the inner-city to reach the first site at Redcliffs. You would then allow about 30 minutes to walk from Moncks Cave, in Redcliffs, to Cave Rock, in Sumner.

The second Explore Historic Christchurch brochure was produced in partnership with the local branch of the Historic Places Trust and provides an inner-city walking guide of a tour of 28 buildings of historic significance. Many of the larger buildings such as Our City O-Tautahi, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Christ Church Cathedral, and the Provincial Council Buildings, are open to the public for viewing, but some of the 28 buildings can only be viewed from the street.

The brochures provide maps and give handy suggestions for the right buses to catch, should the trail take you out of the inner-city. They also provide much of the history of the various sites of historic significance that one would visit along the way. Information panels and plaques at various historical sites provide stories about the past.

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