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Getting excited about your trip to Christchurch? Like a few pointers about what to do when you're there? That's where we come in!
There's no need to worry about feeling bored in this bustling city. New Brighton Beach and Mona Vale will keep you on the go. International Antarctic Centre and the Canterbury Museum are also some popular attractions that won't disappoint you.
It's hard to visualize how people in the past functioned at home without all the conveniences we use today. Go behind the doors of Riccarton House and find out exactly how they did. Visitors in this destination have an abundance of choice. Take a picnic blanket, look for a cool spot and spend the afternoon in the refreshing garden breezes at Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Still have time on your hands? Over the years, countless great thinkers and visionaries have studied within the walls of University of Canterbury. Learn about its long history and accomplishments, and walk through the campus during a tour.
You don't have to stay in deluxe hotels or fly at the pointy end of the plane to have an incredible holiday. Just dive into all the fun things you can do while you're there!
This place has a huge range of activities. Here are some suggestions to kick start your trip to Christchurch:
If you'd rather take a look at a comprehensive list of activities, jump onto our Christchurch things to do page.
Getting cosy places to stay is crucial when it comes to planning luxury getaways or cheap holidays. Luckily, Christchurch offers 162 accommodation, so you'll have plenty to choose from.
It's not every week you get to spend time away, so why not treat yourself to a night or two in a fancy room at the Dyers House (85 Dyers Pass Road) or the Clearview Lodge (8 Clearwater Avenue, Harewood)? With fantastic service and first-rate amenities, you're bound to feel like a VIP! If travelling on the cheap is more to your liking, you (and your piggy bank) might like the Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel (338 Lincoln Road), or the YMCA Christchurch Hostel (12 Hereford Street).
Get through security, shuffle onboard, cram your bags into the overhead locker and get comfy! Your well-deserved trip to Christchurch is only a plane ride away. After the wheels touch down at Christchurch International Airport (CHC), you'll find yourself 6 miles from all the main streets.
12pm checkout, comfortable bed, clean, nice location.
Excellent location to city. Friendly staff at check in. Beautiful balcony rooms
It was very great value for how lovely it was. I was needing a couple of days to get away and think and when I walked into my motel unit I remember letting out a sigh of relief. It was just what I needed. The staff were very friendly and caring too. Lovely sunny room that was made up in a pleasant ...
Love the views, the space inside the apartment, the fresh bread that was left for us, and all the green lawns. Not so rapt about a flapping noise that went on somewhere on the roof - think it was wind related.
The George is a small boutique hotel with very welcoming thoughtful and friendly staff. The proximity to the airport, city and Hagley Park made it very easy and convenient for a weekend stay
Very close to Christchurch Airport, within walking distance, but free 24 hour airport shuttle available. Large open internal courtyard with garden, lawn and seating areas provided an outdoor experience accessed from the main corridor and the downstairs rooms of two hotel wings and the second storey ...
Friendly and knowledgeable staff and modern comfortable apartments. Very spacious and clean perfect for a few days in Christchurch a short walk into the city.