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Holidays in Christchurch

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Christchurch Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Christchurch hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Christchurch trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in Christchurch

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
4.4/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Excellent and friendly staff. We experienced an "electrical incident" which required most of the power being cut for an hour or so mid evening.Staff could not do enough to ensure our comfort and safely, was very impressed with them"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2020

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$66 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,502 reviews)

"The bed was not very comfortable but apart from that everything was great, location is excellent!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2020

Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Crowne Plaza Christchurch
Crowne Plaza Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
764 Colombo Street, Christchurch
4.6/5Exceptional! (565 reviews)

"Great service as always, friendly staff, quick check in & so easy. Staff very helpful"…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2020

Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Top activities in Christchurch

International Antarctic Centre General Admission Tickets
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International Antarctic Centre General Admission Tickets

AU$35
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Lord of the Rings Edoras Full-Day Tour
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Lord of the Rings Edoras Full-Day Tour

AU$280
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Combo: Avon Punting, Hop-On Hop-Off Tram & Gondola Ride
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Combo: Avon Punting, Hop-On Hop-Off Tram & Gondola Ride

AU$56
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend

Save Time and Money with Christchurch Holiday Packages

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Places to Visit in Christchurch

Getting excited about your trip to Christchurch? Like a few pointers about what to do when you're there? That's where we come in! There's no need to worry about feeling bored in this bustling city. New Brighton Beach and Mona Vale will keep you on the go. International Antarctic Centre and the Canterbury Museum are also some popular attractions that won't disappoint you. It's hard to visualize how people in the past functioned at home without all the conveniences we use today. Go behind the doors of Riccarton House and find out exactly how they did. Visitors in this destination have an abundance of choice. Take a picnic blanket, look for a cool spot and spend the afternoon in the refreshing garden breezes at Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Still have time on your hands? Over the years, countless great thinkers and visionaries have studied within the walls of University of Canterbury. Learn about its long history and accomplishments, and walk through the campus during a tour.

You don't have to stay in deluxe hotels or fly at the pointy end of the plane to have an incredible holiday. Just dive into all the fun things you can do while you're there! This place has a huge range of activities. Here are some suggestions to kick start your trip to Christchurch:

If you'd rather take a look at a comprehensive list of activities, jump onto our Christchurch things to do page.

Christchurch Accommodation

Getting cosy places to stay is crucial when it comes to planning luxury getaways or cheap holidays. Luckily, Christchurch offers 162 accommodation, so you'll have plenty to choose from. It's not every week you get to spend time away, so why not treat yourself to a night or two in a fancy room at the Dyers House (85 Dyers Pass Road) or the Clearview Lodge (8 Clearwater Avenue, Harewood)? With fantastic service and first-rate amenities, you're bound to feel like a VIP! If travelling on the cheap is more to your liking, you (and your piggy bank) might like the Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel (338 Lincoln Road), or the YMCA Christchurch Hostel (12 Hereford Street).

Nearest Airports to Christchurch

Get through security, shuffle onboard, cram your bags into the overhead locker and get comfy! Your well-deserved trip to Christchurch is only a plane ride away. After the wheels touch down at Christchurch International Airport (CHC), you'll find yourself 6 miles from all the main streets.