A little bit of planning and research can mean the difference between an average vacation and an amazing one! Wander wisely in Christchurch by familiarizing yourself with a few basics about it before you dash off.
If you need some help finding your bearings, Wellington, the national capital, is 190 miles (306 kilometers) to the northeast. Additionally, Kaiapoi is 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the north.
Visitors to this part of Canterbury will be sharing space with roughly 360,000 residents.
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Few things are as satisfying as sliding into bed after a busy day of sightseeing. With an impressive 162 properties in Christchurch, you can have your pick of the cushiest of them.
You're on vacation! Why not treat yourself to luxury? If you're after first-class service and silky soft sheets, lock in a room at the Dyers House (85 Dyers Pass Road) or the Clearview Lodge (8 Clearwater Avenue, Harewood). If you'd rather spend your hard-earned cash on fantastic Christchurch experiences, make a reservation at the Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel (338 Lincoln Road) or the YMCA Christchurch Hostel (12 Hereford Street).
Touching down at Christchurch International Airport (CHC)? Once you step off the aircraft, the middle of Christchurch is approximately 6 miles (10 kilometers) southeast away. Hail down a taxi and enjoy the ride — your vacation has just started!
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Collecting a car straight from Christchurch International Airport means you'll be out of the terminal and behind the wheel in the blink of an eye. Budget and Economy Rent a car are both a short distance away.
To be found 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the center of town at 189 Blenheim Rd is NÜ Car Rentals. Head on over and they'll get you behind the wheel in no time!
So much to do and so little time. If you want to discover what the city has to offer, add New Brighton Beach and Mona Vale to your vacation itinerary. If you get the chance, try to swing by International Antarctic Centre and the Canterbury Museum too.
It's difficult to envisage how people once survived at home without all the modernized appliances we have nowadays. Peer inside Riccarton House and learn how they did. Seeking some more ideas? Bring a good read, find a quiet grassy spot and soak up the refreshing garden aromas at Christchurch Botanic Gardens. But that's not all. Some of the region's most innovative minds were reared in the classrooms of University of Canterbury. After spending a few hours here, you might have a lightbulb moment too!
Traveling can teach us so much. Not only can it give us an insight into the world and ourselves, it can push us to build new friendships and learn from shared experiences. Ready to head to your next amazing class?
Ready for some exciting activities in Christchurch? We recommend trying a few of these things:
If you've got a spare day or two and don't mind traveling 17 miles (27 kilometers), stop by Pigeon Bay. This happening destination has loads of things to see and do. If you want to spend the whole day in the area, go to Onawe Pa first. Then make your way to Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve and Ellangowan. Located 20 miles (32 kilometers) away, Duvauchelle is one more neighboring destination. When you come here, be sure to check out Linton The Giant House, the Artisans Gallery and the Akaroa Museum.
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Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Re:START Mall, Canterbury Museum, and Christchurch Casino. Christchurch Public Hospital and Hagley Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Regent Street and Christchurch Casino. Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Public Hospital are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from International Antarctic Centre and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Canterbury and Canterbury Museum. Punting on the Avon and The Crossing are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Christchurch, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Russley Golf Club and International Antarctic Centre. Omarino Wine Park and Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cardboard Cathedral and Christchurch Casino. Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Public Hospital are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Burnside, this eco-friendly motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Russley Golf Club and International Antarctic Centre. University of Canterbury is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.
Located in Riccarton, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Westfield Riccarton Mall and Riccarton House. Hagley Park and Christchurch Public Hospital are also within 1 mi (2 km). Christchurch Railway Station is 13 minutes by foot.
This family-friendly Christchurch apartment building is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Christchurch Casino and Theatre Royal. Hagley Park and Christchurch Public Hospital are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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