The Welder

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Monday8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Tuesday8:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Wednesday8:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Thursday8:00 am – 12:00 am.

Friday8:00 am – 12:00 am.

Saturday8:00 am – 12:00 am.

Sunday8:00 am – 2:30 pm.

20-26 Welles Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

One of the most exciting new developments to open in Christchurch in 2019, The Welder is a unique health and wellbeing centre in stunningly repurposed buildings in the heart of South Town. The history and soul of the old industrial buildings is palpable as soon as you step inside the space, and it provides an experience unlike anything else in the city.

Dotted around a shared indoor courtyard filled with greenery and natural light, you’ll find hole-in-the-wall spots where you can pick up a coffee, a cold-pressed juice, some serious sourdough, a beautiful pastry, tapas and a glass of wine, Japanese yakitori barbeque and more. Find a cosy nook within one of these establishments, spread out on a comfy lounger or head outside to the courtyard. The shared space invites you to find your own favourite place within The Welder.

But wait, it’s not all about eating at The Welder. Join a yoga class at the upstairs studio or indulge in a sauna, floatation therapy or a massage. Get your hair done, pick up a plant to brighten up your home, take part in a plant-based cooking class or pick up your packaging-free pantry essentials – it’s all under one roof. The Welder has put together a cracker bunch of exceptional local businesses that promote wellbeing in all its forms.

Life is all about balance, and the good people behind The Welder have created a space where the dwellers and visitors of this city can unwind, slow down and be part of a community of wellbeing in all its forms.

Words by Petra Nyman & Photography by Nancy Zhou

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20-26 Welles Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

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