Christchurch Holiday Packages
The Garden City is rebuilding a bold future
The largest city in the South Island and nestled east of the Canterbury Plains, Christchurch has its own satellite harbour town, Lyttleton, just across the Port Hills, where cruise liners deliver their sightseeing passengers.
While many heritage buildings were lost in the 2010 and 2011 major earthquakes, public art and civic spaces sprung up in their place, bringing a new sense of excitement and dynamism to the city.
Located just an hour east of Mt Hutt ski resort, the city is also a major transit point for skiers and snowboarders. Meanwhile, great trout- and salmon-fishing spots abound at any number of lakes and rivers within easy reach.
House of cardboard
Cathedral Square gives visitors poignant insight into the damage inflicted by the earthquake, with the Anglican cathedral that gives the square its name a mere shell of its former self. As a counterpoint, visit the innovative Cardboard Cathedral opens in new window, constructed as a temporary replacement.
Snow much fun
Distance to city centre 12km
Taxi A taxi to the city centre takes around 15 minutes and costs NZD$45-65.
Shuttle A transfer with SuperShuttle takes around 35 minutes and costs from NZD$24.
Bus Both Metro bus route 29 and Purple Line leave the airport every half hour and takes around 35 minutes to the central bus interchange. Tickets cost around NZD$8.50
When to go
The winter months fall at mid-year and snowfalls occur occasionally, though heavy frosts are more common. Summer begins round Christmas and sees mild, warm conditions, with temperatures sometimes soaring into the 30s and beyond.
For over 20 years, the World Buskers Festival has delighted, amused and bewildered people in mid to late January, taking back the streets as a platform for self-expression and hijinks. New Zealand Cup and Show Week in early to mid November is a cornucopia of horse racing, fashion, food and entertainment targeted at locals and visitors alike.
Getting aroundTwo bus companies, Red Bus and Go Bus Christchurch, and a ferry service operate jointly as Metro opens in new window, with routes covering the city and suburbs. The ferry connects Lyttleton to Diamond Harbour. Christchurch Tramway opens in new window is a tourist route on restored heritage trams, plying a one-way, hop-on hop-off circuit around the city centre. Beyond that, cycling is a great option for getting around this mostly flat city.
Christchurch Holiday Packages
BreakFree on Cashel
Located in Christchurch (Christchurch City Centre), BreakFree on Cashel is within a 10-minute drive of Christchurch Casino and Christchurch Public Hospital.
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
With a stay at Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch, you'll be centrally located in Christchurch, a 2-minute drive from Christchurch Casino and 9 minutes from Christchurch Public Hospital.
Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton
In the heart of Christchurch, Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton is within a 5-minute drive of Christchurch Public Hospital and Christchurch Casino.
Crowne Plaza Christchurch
Crowne Plaza Christchurch is centrally located in Christchurch, a 3-minute walk from Theatre Royal and 12 minutes by foot from Canterbury Museum.
With a stay at Heritage Christchurch, you'll be centrally located in Christchurch, a 2-minute drive from Christchurch Casino and 8 minutes from Christchurch Public Hospital.
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