City’s most popular Uber stops revealed
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.