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.

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

  • 306 Aspire On Riccarton Motel

    306 Aspire On Riccarton Motel, Christchurch Motels & Motor Lodges

    306 On Riccarton Motel is a Qualmark 4-star plus Motel in Christchurch. It has 15 self-contained luxury units, serviced daily: 10 studios sleep 2-3;...

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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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  • Avonhead Lodge Motel

    Avonhead Lodge Motel, Christchurch Motels & Motor Lodges

    Avonhead Lodge Motel offers Qualmark 3-star plus rated motel accommodation in Christchurch. Accommodation consists of 13 quiet, spacious...

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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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  • Kauri Motel on Riccarton

    Kauri Motel on Riccarton, Christchurch Motels & Motor Lodges

    Kauri Motel on Riccarton is the closest motel to Westfield Riccarton Mall. It has 8 luxury soundproofed studio units. 2brm unit available...

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  • Bealey Avenue Motel

    Bealey Avenue Motel, Christchurch Motels & Motor Lodges

    Bealey Avenue Motel is located in Christchurch. It has 14 luxury self-contained studio and 1&2brm units. Christchurch is located in Canterbury in...

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Christchurch Activites

  • Air Force Museum of New Zealand

    Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch Museums

    Discover one of the world's premier military aviation collections at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand; from aircraft, engines and assorted displays...

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  • Hassle-free Tours

    Hassle-free Tours, Christchurch Tours and Sightseeing

    Experience New Zealand The Hassle-Free Way...... Hassle-free Tours Christchurch's premier day tour provider invites you to join us on one of our...

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