Christchurch

2 Sep 2019 - 3 Sep 2019

2 guests - 1 room

Also referred to as the Garden City, Christchurch is the largest city of New Zealand’s South Island, and is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains and is bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean. The Christchurch region is the third-most populous urban area after Auckland and Wellington. It is also the second largest contributor to the local economy. The city of New Zealand is a vibrant city and a hub for adventure lovers, offering activities like Bungee jumping, rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, and much more.

Christchurch which is an electric mix of history and contemporary culture gives you more than a few reasons to witness the best of New Zealand. The central business district of the city lies within the Four Avenues of Christchurch that are Bealey Avenue, Fitzgerald Avenue, Moorhouse Avenue and Deans Avenue. It is also a major centre for many residential areas. It is a hub for vibrant arts, culture and heritage attractions. Apart from having spectacular gardens, it is a city alive with colours, atmosphere and world-class attractions. It has got many tourist attractions and activities that suit all ages, tastes and budgets.

Planning a trip to Christchurch can be tricky and exhausting if you are a first timer. There are many places and attractions to visit. A comprehensive and descriptive knowledge about the places is must as it gives one a crystal clear picture of the attractions which they can’t afford to miss. Some might love to stay in the heart of the city and some might prefer to have a relaxing and soothing travel experience in the outskirts.

Here are the listings of places to visit of Christchurch which will make your trip memorable:

  • Fendalton - This is a place with amazing old homes and clear street lines with beautiful trees. It is a refined suburb and is one of the older residential districts of the city. Fendalton motel accommodation is an excellent option for travellers seeking short-term, self catering apartments, at nominal rates.
  • Merivale/Papanui - Close to the heart of the city, the suburb is chiefly a residential area with supermarkets, boutiques and up market shops. It has numerous B&B’s and motels. It is a pleasant place to stay at with the city centre at 30 minutes walking distance. Papanui is a place for shopping enthusiasts where one can find large shopping malls, cafes and bars.
  • St. Albans - St. Albans is the largest suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand. It shares its boundaries with Papanui Road in the west, Mays Road in the north, Hills Road in the east and Bealey Avenue to the south. One can find a number of lodging options and a good selection of motels or luxury accommodations at the edge of Bealey Avenue.
  • Hagley Park/Botanic Gardens - It is the inner city which is on the west of the central business district and is the largest urban open space. It consists of the area west of Montreal Street, Park Avenue and Deans Avenue. When it comes to accommodation a number of modern houses are available on short term rentals. One can also find other excellent accommodations near the tourist attractions such as Canterbury Museum and New Art Gallery.
  • Riccarton/Ilam - It is the area near the west of central city. It has huge shopping malls and Asian restaurants. It is also a hub for motels and cafes. Riccarton Road is one of the main motel areas due to cheap rentals.

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What are travellers saying about Christchurch?

9.8
Outdoor Enthusiasts
9.8
Adventure Travellers
9.4
Art & Design Lovers
7.5
Foodies
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Member reviews (62)
Yvonne Brett
Yvonne BrettSan Diego
13/05/2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Christchurch! So many wonderful outdoor activities like kayaking on the Avon River, spending time in the park, and heading to the outskirts for some beautiful hikes. The residents have gone through some trying times lately like the earthquake of 2011, and more recently the attack on the mosque, but in spite of all that, they have kept up their indomitable spirit and the love of their town keeps them steadfast.

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City
13/01/2018

Christchurch is still in somewhat rebuilding mode, from past earthquake. Pleasant to walk around the center, saw Cathedral Square, Canterbury museum and central shopping area.

tcoll
tcollCardiff
29/03/2015

A challenging place to live if you are used to having a city to explore and weekend options, but lots of outdoorsy stuff nearby makes it popular. The city is slowly building itself back up and it will be interesting to see how it looks in years to come. To be fair to Christchurch I have spent most of my time here working brutal hours on the rebuild so my ability to explore wholeheartedly has been rather compromised!

Rachel Patterson
Rachel PattersonArlington
16/06/2014

A lovely city with nice botanical gardens. The downtown is very walkable. I liked it a lot!

FAQs

The least expensive month is August, with an average of $119 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Christchurch is March, with an average price of $144 per night.
The average price of a hotel in August last year was $134 per night. This is 1% less than the average nightly price of $137 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Christchurch, the expected average temperature in August is 7.3°C/45.1°F. The warmest month is typically January, which averages 22.3°C/72.1°F. The coolest month is July, with temperatures averaging 1.0°C/33.8°F.
The nearest airport to Christchurch is Christchurch (CHC) (9.62km).

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