kota's memex

Ōtautahi (or Christchurch) - the largest city on the south island.
population: 392,100

The Ōtākaro flows through the centre of the city with parks strewn about on either side. It's one of the more walkable/bike friendly cities I've ever been to and it has so many parks you can't even use them as landmarks. There's a mix of new buildings and some old damaged building since large portions of the city needed to be rebuilt after the earthquake in 2011.


The bouldering gym. Quite a good one, but a bit too "modern" for my taste.

castle hill

Home to over 5,300 boulder problems.


A cute beach neighborhood just outside the proper city.

port hills

The main sport crag region near the city. Really excellent climbing.

taylors mistake

Another beach and beautiful coastal cliffline past sumner.

christchurch farmers market

Small weekly market in "riccarton bush".


Incredible vegan-specific cafe/store. Cheap, delicious, and a huge selection.

bonobo cafe

Really impressive vegan cafe near sumner. Slightly pricey, but incredible.


Best coffee shop I've been to so far in christchurch.

lord of the fries

Vegan fast food chain.


Really nice backpackers place in the city.

piko wholefoods

Wholefoods store with loads of vegan specialty items and great camping/backpacking ingredients.

c4 coffee

The best coffee in the city, perhaps the country.

grater goods

Slightly pricey and weird location, but delicious food.