Christchurch is the city of exploration, where urban regeneration and heritage thrive. The city is constantly evolving, always giving visitors
something new to explore. Expect street art and innovative projects,a bustling hospitality scene and established green spaces.
1 hour flight from Wellington and a 1½ hour flight from Queenstown and Auckland.
Christchurch is just under a 3 hour drive from Greymouth,Oamaru and Kaikoura and a 1¾ hour drive to Hanmer Springs
Whether you're looking for 5-star hotels, small and historic boutique hotels, or budget accommodation, Christchurch has many options for you. And if you prefer to stay outside of the CBD , head to the seaside suburb of Sumner or Banks Peninsula which is surprisingly easy to reach & offers cosy inns and cottages, affordable motels and waterfront apartments. For the wine tasters , North of Christchurch is the Waipara Valley which offers accommodation mostly in the form of B&B's and friendly farm stays. Some of our favourite places to stay include:
Ramada Suites Christchurch
Bella Vista Christchurch
Crowne Plaza Christchurch
Distinction Christchurch Hotel
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SEE + DO
The region of Christchurch-Canturbury stretches from Mackenzie country around Lake Tekapo as far North as Kaikōura. Between rugged coastlines and mountainous national parks, you'll find you never run out of things to do. You can ski, snowboard, bungy jump, hike, jet boat, fish, mountain bike, raft, surf, swim, golf, see whales, dolphins, and seals, visit wineries and gardens, shop, and so much more, all within two hours of Christchurch.
Enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of snow-capped mountains and the Canterbruy Plains aboard a glass gondola & then stop off at the Red Rock Café to experience authentic Kiwi flavours .
Discover the city in open & closed top double decker hop-on , hop – off buses and explore all the must-see attractions along the way.
Hike to the Crater Rim at the summit of Port Hills
See one of the richest collections of New Zealand’s flora in the country at the botanic gardens.
For a unique shopping experience head to Container Mall, where almost all of the shops are constructed of used shipping containers. Here you’ll find markets, boutiques, and plenty of pop-up food vendors right at the heart of the city.
Get to know local residents like the white rhino, New Zealand's only gorilla community, as well as giraffes, kiwis, and a pride of lions at the Orana Wildlife Park .
Tour the Canterbury Museum, right next to the Botancic Gardens.It features a huge array of wonderul New Zealand related exhibits.
Marvel at eye catching murals and Art Sculptures throughout Christchurch city
Visit the beautiful old French whaling depot of Akaroa on a day trip from Christchurch. Enjoy a 2-hour harbour nature cruise and then a delicious restaurant lunch.
Enjoy a fine dining experience aboard a vintage tram as you drive through the center of Christchurch. Marvel at the sights of the “Garden City” as you feast on a 4-course menu.
Climb aboard for an adrenaline and fun filled ride on the amazing all-terrain amphibious Antarctic vehicle , the Hagglund. Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch .