High Street

A large black and white sign for Smash Palace on High Street.

Once home to Christchurch's greatest number of Victorian and Edwardian style buildings, High Street has been built from the ground up following the 2011 earthquake. Now welcoming back some of the very shops that give it such an edge in the city, High Street is once again becoming the shopper's go-to destination for the greatest and latest in high-end fashion.

A street that slants its way through the grid of inner-city laneways, High Street is comfortably at odds with staying within the box, and its popular array of eateries doing things a little differently are all proof that this neighbourhood is very much happy to move to the beat of its own drum.