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Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
The price is NZ$116 per night

Located in Christchurch City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Regent Street and Christchurch Casino. Christchurch Botanic Gardens ...

4.4/5Excellent! (170 reviews)
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
The price is NZ$61 per night

Located in Christchurch City Centre, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch Public ...

4.2/5Excellent! (470 reviews)
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Peppers Bluewater Resort
Peppers Bluewater Resort
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$188 per night

Situated in Lake Tekapo, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Tekapo, Church of the Good Shepherd and Sheepdog Statue. Tekapo Springs ...

4.3/5Excellent! (749 reviews)
Peppers Bluewater Resort
Crowne Plaza Christchurch
Crowne Plaza Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
764 Colombo Street, Christchurch
The price is NZ$136 per night

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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (87 reviews)
Crowne Plaza Christchurch
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
The price is NZ$134 per night

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

4.4/5Wonderful! (241 reviews)
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook
The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook
4.5 out of 5
89 Terrace Road, Mount Cook National Park, Mount Cook
The price is NZ$189 per night

Situated in a national park, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Te Wahipounamu and Aoraki / Mount Cook Visitor Center. Kea Point Walk and Red Tarns ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (240 reviews)
The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook
Pavilions Hotel
Pavilions Hotel
4 out of 5
42 Papanui Road, Christchurch
The price is NZ$117 per night

Located in Merivale, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Canterbury Museum and Hagley Park.

4.3/5Excellent! (284 reviews)
Pavilions Hotel
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
4.5 out of 5
50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
The price is NZ$119 per night

Located in Christchurch City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre Royal and Christchurch Casino. Canterbury Museum and Riccarton House ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (167 reviews)
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
The Godley Hotel
The Godley Hotel
3 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$129 per night

Situated on a lake, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd. Tekapo Springs and Mount John Observatory are also ...

3.3/5 (318 reviews)
The Godley Hotel
Hanmer Springs Retreat
Hanmer Springs Retreat
4.5 out of 5
35 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs
The price is NZ$112 per night

Situated in a national park, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Mount Cookson and Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve. Conical Hill Walkway and Conical Hill ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (337 reviews)
Hanmer Springs Retreat
Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
3 out of 5
126 Esplanade, Kaikoura, Canterbury
The price is NZ$145 per night

Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kaikoura Beach, Kaikoura Museum and Fyffe House. Peninsula Walkway and Mount Fyffe ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
Quest on Manchester
Quest on Manchester
4 out of 5
54 Manchester Street, Christchurch
The price is NZ$115 per night

Located in Christchurch City Centre, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Theatre Royal and Canterbury Museum. University of Canterbury and Christchurch ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (48 reviews)
Quest on Manchester

Accommodation In Canterbury

North, south, east, west… it’s hard to say which bit of Canterbury is best. Whichever direction you choose, our superb range of Canterbury accommodation will make sure that you see the huge variety of things to see and do that the area has on offer.

The Canterbury region is mainly composed of the Canterbury Plains and the surrounding mountains. Its Māori name is Waitaha, but the European settlers named it for the English city of Canterbury because the region was planned as an Anglican settlement of ‘English gentlefolk’. Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and although disrupted severely by earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, the city centre is rapidly being rebuilt and there is a definite sense of new possibilities. While there you must see Re:START Mall on Cashel Street, a shopping precinct made of colourful shipping containers that has to be seen to be believed. Another absolute must is the world-first Cardboard Cathedral. Yes, that’s what it’s actually made of! It was designed to replace the badly damaged Anglican cathedral and it’s proving very popular. All around the city there are innovative, colourful and creative projects popping up.

A short trip south brings you to the magnificent Akaroa Harbour, which is one of two volcanic craters. On its southeastern shores is the beautiful town of Akaroa. With it historic buildings, fine food, French street names and period cottages, it’s the only French settlement in New Zealand. A little further on and you can stay in Timaru, built on the lava flows from the Mt Horrible volcano, which is extinct now and not at all horrible – in fact, it’s quite the reverse! Its legacy is the attractive volcanic rock used for the town’s distinctive buildings. Visit the South Canterbury Museum to find out all about it. You can spend ages at the Bay Area sport and entertainment centre or catch the annual Summer Carnival. The brewery has tours and tastings all year round.

Head north from Christchurch and check out the seaside settlement of Kaikoura. The name means 'meal of crayfish' and when you dine out you’ll know why. Not far away is Hanmer Springs, an alpine spa town. Soak in a hot pool, or jump into one of the many water sports. Play mini-golf or hire a quad bike.

Turn west and you’ll be fascinated by Mount Cook (its Maori name is Aoraki). The highest mountain in New Zealand, it’s surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage-listed National Park, a spectacular region of forests and glaciers, hot pools and snow-capped mountains. You have to see the milky turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo, and then go hiking, horse-riding, skiing… the sky’s the limit. Quite literally! Also be sure to experience the International Dark Sky Reserve here and see the stars from the observatory.

So, set your compass for the Canterbury region. Book your Christchurch flights and your Canterbury hotels now and start the expedition.

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How much is a hotel room in Canterbury?

Hotels in Canterbury start at NZ$61 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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