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Top Christchurch Holiday Packages

Holidays to Christchurch

How does your garden grow? In Christchurch, the answer is bright, vibrant and full of roses. 
The gateway to New Zealand’s south island is known as “the garden city”, and its 30-hectare Botanical Gardens is one of its most blooming popular attractions. Next to the gardens, the Avon River winds through the city, overhung with trees and looking like something from the English countryside. Christchurch has been innovative following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, with Re:START Mall’s shops and cafes made from brightly coloured shipping containers. Book your Christchurch holiday package with us for cathedrals, culture, greenery and even a trip through Antarctica! “What? You may say. Read on.  

History
Does Christchurch’s name strike you as somewhat religious? It may come as no surprise that the Canterbury Association, who founded Christchurch in 1850, were sponsored by the Church of England. It’s commonly believed that the name Christchurch came from Christ Church College in Oxford.  Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter in 1856, and was the first city in New Zealand to do so. With its Gothic architecture, Christchurch has always been known as NZ’s most English city.  

Things to do
You may not be able to go to Antarctica, but you can do the next best thing at Christchurch’s International Antarctic Centre. Here you can prepare yourself for an indoor Antarctic storm, strap yourself into the Hagglund and see what it’s like travelling across rough terrain, slide across the slopes in the Polar Room and – of course- meet and greet some new penguin friends. 

On a visit to “the Garden City”, you can’t go past Christchurch Botanic Gardens, packed with 10 different gardens: rose and herb gardens, gardens of local NZ plants, gardens with art included (including a brass gnome). If you want more nature on your Christchurch holiday, Orana Wildlife Park is an 80-hectare open-range zoo with lions, giraffes and white rhinos. If you’d like to see the Garden City while floating down the tranquil Avon River, go punting! 

That’s when you sit back in a boat as a fellow with a pole steers you under bridges and past gardens and river banks.   
For more exciting things to do, visit the Canterbury Museum, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand and the Christchurch Arts Centre. Don’t forget that you can also explore the rest of the Canterbury region, where the mountains are capped with snow in winter and attractions like the stunning Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park await you. 

Shopping and dining
In the heart of Christchurch, Re:START Mall’s vibrant village of shipping containers offers a wide variety of fashion boutiques, food options, coffee carts, gift stores and more. You can also find suburban malls, shopping strips like New Regent Street and a Sunday Artisan Market. There are many fine restaurants with delicious food in the Christchurch area, and you won’t have to go far for a great meal, some refreshing wine or a satisfying coffee. 

Getting here
Bundle up your flights and accommodation in the one Christchurch holiday package with us, because the grass is greener in “the Garden City”.  

Guide to Exploring Christchurch

Top Christchurch Hotels

Sudima Christchurch Airport

Sudima Christchurch Airport

550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.2 out of 5 (915 reviews)

    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 ...

    from NZ$179

    Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

    Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

    166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (439 reviews)

      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 ...

      from NZ$143

      BreakFree on Cashel

      BreakFree on Cashel

      165 Cashel Street, Christchurch
        3.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        3.9 out of 5 (346 reviews)

        Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Re:START Mall, Canterbury Museum, and Christchurch Casino. Christchurch Public ...

        from NZ$83

        MCM Motel

        MCM Motel

        241 Bealey Ave, Christchurch
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.4 out of 5 (118 reviews)

          Located in Christchurch City Centre, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bealey Avenue and Christchurch Casino. Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Public Hospital ...

          from NZ$82

          Rydges Latimer Christchurch

          Rydges Latimer Christchurch

          30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.4 out of 5 (208 reviews)

            Located in Christchurch City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cardboard Cathedral and Christchurch Casino. Canterbury Museum and Christchurch ...

            from NZ$144

            Jucy Snooze Christchurch

            Jucy Snooze Christchurch

            5 Peter Leeming Road, Burnside, Christchurch
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.0 out of 5 (153 reviews)

              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 ...

              from NZ$93

              Crowne Plaza Christchurch

              Crowne Plaza Christchurch

              764 Colombo Street, Christchurch
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.8 out of 5 (58 reviews)

                Located in Christchurch City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Theatre Royal and Canterbury Museum. Hagley Park and Riccarton House are ...

                from NZ$147

                Hotel 115 Christchurch

                Hotel 115 Christchurch

                115 Worcester Street, Christchurch
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.4 out of 5 (211 reviews)

                  This hotel is located in Christchurch (Christchurch City Centre), close to New Regent Street, Canterbury Museum, and Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

                  from NZ$116

                  Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

                  Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

                  189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.3 out of 5 (347 reviews)

                    Located in Riccarton, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Riccarton House, and Canterbury Museum. Hagley Park and Christchurch ...

                    from NZ$146

                    Southwark Hotel & Apartments

                    Southwark Hotel & Apartments

                    25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.2 out of 5 (429 reviews)

                      Located in Christchurch City Centre, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Canterbury Museum, and ...

                      from NZ$84

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