Christchurch - The Garden City

Following the 2010-2011 earthquakes, Christchurch has re-emerged as a vibrant, ever-changing city; a true example of good-as-gold Kiwi resilience and some very creative residents.  It’s an exciting time to visit the city and see some bold and visionary initiatives working alongside some of the more traditional Christchurch attractions we all know and love.  Enjoy a good vibe, shopping and food carts at Re:START – a shopping area made with bright shipping containers, enjoy a punt on the Avon, explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens or explore the Banks Peninsula … Christchurch has plenty to keep you busy.

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Cool facts

  • Christchurch is no. 2 on The New York Times' 52 Places to Go in 2014.
  • Christchurch City was named after Christ Church, a college at the University of Oxford.

Must do's

  • Visit the award-winning Christchurch International Antarctic Centre with hands on exhibits, a Hagglund Antarctic snowmobile ride, an aquarium and audio-visual displays.
  • Go punting on the Avon, enjoying beautiful views of Hagley Park. Punts and canoes are available for hire at the old Antigua Boatshed, built in 1882.
  • Visit the quirky pop up city bars for a good night out.
  • Get a taste of the French colonial past and a highly developed culinary culture in Akaroa, only 90 minutes from Christchurch City.

Christchurch Accommodation

  • Christchurch TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Christchurch TOP 10 Holiday Park, Christchurch Holiday Parks & Camping Grounds

    Christchurch TOP 10 Holiday Park offers Qualmark 5-star Holiday Park incorporating 4-star Park Motels, and Qualmark Enviro Silver rated...

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  • Spencer Beach Kiwi Holiday Park

    Spencer Beach Kiwi Holiday Park, Christchurch Holiday Parks & Camping Grounds

    Spencer Beach Kiwi Holiday Park is a recreational destination where you can relax and unwind in 80 hectares of park surrounded by forest and...

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  • Coachman Motel

    Coachman Motel, Christchurch Motels & Motor Lodges

    Your hosts Iven & Michelle would like to welcome you to the Coachman Motel, Christchurch, New Zealand. We offer spacious quality motel accommodation...

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  • 298 Westside Motor Lodge

    298 Westside Motor Lodge, Christchurch Motels & Motor Lodges

    Located in the Christchurch suburb of Riccarton and only 10 minutes from Christchurch Airport is 298 Westside Motor Lodge. The stylish property has...

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  • Lincoln Motel

    Lincoln Motel, Christchurch Motels & Motor Lodges

    Newly completed and opened in March 2012. We offer 21 self-contained luxury motel units, non-smoking, double glazed, heatpumps, flatscreen TVs, with a...

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  • Chardonnay Motor Lodge

    Chardonnay Motor Lodge, Christchurch Motels & Motor Lodges

    Chardonnay Motor Lodge is a Qualmark rated 4 Star Motel located 8min (8km) from Christchurch Airport, 15min (16km) from city centre. 13 luxury ground...

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