City’s most pop­u­lar Uber stops re­vealed

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Vis­i­tors to the Gar­den City like a drink and a gam­ble, ac­cord­ing to Uber’s list of most pop­u­lar Christchurch drop-off points for in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors.

The ride-shar­ing app re­leased a list of the favourite des­ti­na­tions of tens of thou­sands of over­seas tourists vis­it­ing New Zea­land this year for Christchurch, Welling­ton and Auck­land.

The casino topped the Christchurch list, with The Bog bar and Baretta restau­rant and bar tak­ing sec­ond and third re­spec­tively.

In fourth place was Can­ter­bury Mu­seum, a con­ve­nient point also pro­vid­ing ac­cess to the Botanic Gar­dens and Christchurch Arts Cen­tre. Dux Cen­tral rounded out the list.

An Uber spokesman said the fig­ures give a snap­shot into how tourists are spend­ing their time – and cash – while hol­i­day­ing in New Zea­land.

Fig­ures from Uber showed tourists from 71 coun­tries have used the ser­vice in Christchurch and Welling­ton, while Auck­land had seen rid­ers from 76 coun­tries.

Tourism New Zea­land fig­ures from the same pe­riod also show a jump in the num­ber of ‘‘in­de­pen­dent’’ tourists who tend to use rideshar­ing or rental ve­hi­cles to get around.

Aus­tralia, the United States and Bri­tain were the most com­mon coun­tries tourists came from.

In the other cen­tres, sports and nightlife filled the top spots.

For Auck­land, Eden Park and Pon­sonby Cen­tral tied for most pop­u­lar, fol­lowed by Pon­sonby Rd, Queen St and Sky City. In Welling­ton, Courte­nay Pl and Cuba St were the two most pop­u­lar drop-off points, fol­lowed by the erry ter­mi­nal, West­pac Sta­dium and The Weta Cave.

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