Visitor information

All you need to know about visiting Christchurch’s landmark shopping precinct.

Discover The Colombo

Getting here

You’ll find The Colombo in Colombo Street, between Elgin Street and Stanley Street. You can access the building from any of these streets, and there is also a carpark entrance off Durham Street South.

To get here by bus, take the number 1 (Rangiora/Cashmere), number 28 (Casebrook/Lyttelton) or the number 44 (Shirley/Westmorland) bus. You can catch all of these buses at the central Bus Interchange – be sure to head south towards The Colombo! The number 28 has several routes, so check before boarding. Get off at the Sydenham Shops stop near Stanley Street, which is opposite The Colombo if you’re heading south, or right outside our door if you’re heading north.

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Parking is no problem at The Colombo. We have a big dedicated carpark in Elgin Street. You can also access the carpark from Durham Street South or Stanley Street. There is an entrance directly from the carpark into The Colombo, and also to Dimples, which is in a separate building.


The Colombo has accessible parking, accessible entrances from the carpark and road, and accessible toilets.

Parents’ facilities

There is a large parents’ room at The Colombo with baby changing stations. Breastfeeding is welcome in the parents’ room and public spaces, whichever you prefer.



The Colombo has a playroom with toys for little tots to play with. Relax and enjoy your coffee while the kids have a great time. Toys are cleaned regularly. Please supervise your children at all times while they use The Colombo playroom.


Well-behaved dogs are welcome on lead at The Colombo’s central public space and eating area. If you’ve got cool photos to share of your dog at The Colombo, tag us on Instagram so we can share the love! Please check with staff before bringing your dog into stores – it’s up to each store to decide whether they allow dogs.