The Transitional Cathedral in Christchurch is an iconic building and well worth a visit if you are in the city. It is hard to spot the cardboard that was used to build it, but it has an atmosphere of calm and beauty that is quite inspirational. It may have been built as a temporary replacement for the cathedral in the square after the 2011 earthquake destroyed that building, but it doesn’t feel temporary at all, and it has fast become a tourist destination in its own right and a venue, not only for worship, but for concerts and events of all sorts.
I recommend purchasing two things from the cathedral shop. Buy yourself a Bartholomew Bear, and you will also find The Wideawake Hat for sale there too.