Ride the historic Christchurch tram and take in the central city's sights
Christchurch
Tram, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Julian Apse

Punting on the Avon in Christchurch
Christchurch
Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Canterbury Tourism

The green heart of Christchurch

Christchurch

Christchurch city promises an eclectic mix of historic elegance and contemporary culture. As the gateway to the South Island, it's a must on any itinerary.

Described by Lonely Planet as a "vibrant city in transition, coping resiliently and creatively,” Christchurch's energy is evident wherever you go. The city has bounced back after the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 with innovative new attractions, as well as some old favourites.

Visit the Re:START container mall, the transitional Cardboard Cathedral, and some of the many popup restaurants and bars. Contemporary art galleries, boutique shops and open-air markets add to Christchurch’s creative vibe.

Traditionally known as the Garden City, Christchurch’s award winning Botanic Gardens are over 150 years old and boast an enviable collection of exotic and native plants.

The Avon River flows gently through the city centre, making Edwardian punt rides an iconic way to sightsee. Alternatively, catch a ride aboard the Historic Tram or take a bicycle tour to learn about Christchurch's history.

Other popular activities include the International Antarctic Centre, Orana Wildlife Park and walking, mountain biking or driving through the Port Hills for stunning views of the city and coast.

Lonely Planet listed Christchurch as one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2013 and the New York Times ranked Christchurch second on its list of 52 Places to Go in 2014.

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123 Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
8.20 59 Reviews
Riccarton, Christchurch
0800133123
Just an 8-minute drive from Christchurch city centre, 123 Motel offers free Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast. All guest rooms feature a satellite flat-screen TV and a kitchenette. Free parking is on offer. One Two Three Motel is a 2-minute drive from Westfield Riccarton Mall and a 3... (more)
136 On Bealey - Avenue Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
7.50 376 Reviews
Christchurch Central, Christchurch
0800500283
In Christchurch, this lodge offers free parking and a free shuttle to Christchurch Train Station. A refrigerator and microwave are standard in all rooms. Victoria Street shopping venues are half a mile away. Avenue Motor Lodge’s rooms have Wi-Fi access, flat-screen cable TV and a work d... (more)
162 Kings Of Riccarton Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
8.50 205 Reviews
Riccarton, Christchurch
0508162162
162 Kings of Riccarton Motel offers self-contained studios and apartments in Christchurch, most with a private patio or balcony overlooking Deans Bush. A garden with barbecue facilities, a free DVD library, 2 guest laundries and free private parking are some of the things on offer at 16... (more)
166 Majestic Court Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
9.00 125 Reviews
Riccarton, Christchurch
039828162
Just 3 minutes' walk from Riccarton Mall, 166 Majestic Court Motel offers accommodation with a kitchenette and flat-screen satellite TV. Guests enjoy on-site BBQ facilities, free WiFi and free parking. It is 4 minutes' drive from the University of Canterbury, 5 minutes' from AMI Stadium... (more)
175 Metropolitan Executive Motel on Riccarton - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
8.90 298 Reviews
Riccarton, Christchurch
0800463876
Just a 5-minute walk from Westfield Riccarton Mall, Metropolitan Executive Motel offers modern apartments with flat-screen satellite TV and a CD player. Free parking is available on site. The elegant apartments include a kitchenette or kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator and tea and ... (more)
298 Westside Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
8.60 226 Reviews
Upper Riccarton, Christchurch
0800200371
Located in the Christchurch suburb of Riccarton and only 10 minutes from Christchurch Airport is 298 Westside Motor Lodge. The stylish property has 18 quality and well appointed, self contained units all of which are serviced daily. Guests have a choice of accommodation option from: 8 s... (more)
306 Aspire on Riccarton Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
9.00 203 Reviews
Upper Riccarton, Christchurch
0800304306
306 On Riccarton Motel is a Qualmark 4-star plus Motel in Christchurch. It has 15 self-contained luxury units, serviced daily: 10 studios sleep 2-3; 3x1brm sleep 2-4; 2x2brm sleep 4-6; all units designated non-smoking; 2 with access facilities. Room amenities include a fully equipped ki... (more)
315 Motel Riccarton - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
8.50 368 Reviews
Upper Riccarton, Christchurch
0800338808
Offering unlimited free WiFi and free transfers to and from Christchurch Airport, 315 Riccarton Motel is just 10 minutes' drive from AMI Stadium and CBS Canterbury Arena. All accommodation cooking facilities and a flat-screen TV with over 50 satellite channels. 315 Riccarton Motel Chris... (more)
4 Royston Bed and Breakfast - Accommodation in West Melton New Zealand
West Melton
033855051
Just a 3-minute drive from the heart of West Melton, 4 Royston Bed and Breakfast offers fast free WiFi access and free continental breakfast. All guest rooms feature a sofa and a kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator. Renovated in 2014, 4 Royston B&B is a 15-minute drive from bo... (more)
40 Thornycroft Street Bed and Breakfast - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
9.60 47 Reviews
Fendalton, Christchurch
033518228
Just an 8-minute drive from Christchurch CBD, 40 Thornycroft Street Bed and Breakfast offers free Wi-Fi and free cooked or continental breakfast. All heated guest rooms offer bath robes and free toiletries. 40 Thornycroft Street B&B is a 10-minute walk from the University of Canterbury.... (more)
53 Southern Comfort Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
Christchurch Central, Christchurch
0800655345
Featuring an outdoor pool and a sunny terrace, 53 Southern Comfort Motel is just 10 minutes’ walk from Christchurch Casino. A private patio and flat-screen satellite TV are standard in all rooms. Free parking is available on site. 53 Southern Comfort Motel Christchurch is 2 km from cent... (more)
739 Christchurch Bed and Breakfast - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
Marshland, Christchurch
033850936
Set in a peaceful location, 739 Christchurch Bed and Breakfast offers a country-style escape, just 15-minutes from Christchurch CBD. Guests enjoy a seasonal outdoor pool, a tennis court and a fitness centre. 739 Christchurch B&B is a 13-minute drive from both New Brighton Beach and Chri... (more)
AAA Northlands Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
7.20 117 Reviews
Christchurch
0800240122
AAA Northlands Motel offers motel accommodation in Papanui, Christchurch. Accommodation consists of 17 spacious studio units and 1&2 bedroom units that are serviced daily. Interconnecting rooms available and 2 units with access facilities.Each unit has microwave (some with cooktop or full ... (more)
Aalton Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
8.50 185 Reviews
Riccarton, Christchurch
0800422586
Aalton Motel offers comfortable and spacious accommodation in Christchurch.It has 10 spacious well-appointed groundfloor units, serviced daily: 4x2brm sleep 2-6; 2x1brm sleep 1-5; 4 studio sleep 2-3; all designated non-smoking, 1 studio with access facilities. All units are self-contained ... (more)
Aarburg Airport Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
7.50 139 Reviews
Burnside, Christchurch
0800101928
Just a 3-minute drive from Christchurch International Airport, Aarburg Airport Motel offers a free airport shuttle, free WiFi and free on-site parking. All studios have a patio with garden views, air-conditioning and heat pumps. The motel is an 11-minute drive from Victoria Street and a... (more)
Abbella Luxury Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
8.60 150 Reviews
Redwood, Christchurch
0800422235
Located 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Christchurch, Abbella Luxury Motel offers comfortable garden view rooms with a kitchenette. Free on-site parking is provided. Each room has flat-screen satellite TV and a DVD player. There is a refrigerator, a microwave, a toaster and an elec... (more)
Abbey Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
7.30 267 Reviews
Christchurch
0508700777
This fully-equipped motel offers warm and friendly service in the heart of Christchurch, Abbey Motor Lodge’s 14 self-contained units, including studio units, deluxe one-bedroom units and 2-bedroom units sleeping from 2 to 7 people, are located within easy walking distance of the center of ... (more)
Academy Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
8.30 277 Reviews
Ilam, Christchurch
0800184718
Located opposite the University of Canterbury, Academy Motor Lodge offers a free parking and accommodation with a satellite TV. Academy Motel is a 10-minute drive from Christchurch Airport and Hagley Golf Course. It is 15 minutes’ drive from the Christchurch city centre. There is a s... (more)
Achilles Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
7.10 274 Reviews
Saint Albans, Christchurch
033799689
Achilles Motel is within a 10-minute drive of the Re:START Container Mall and the Hagley Park and Golf Course. This modern accommodation offers free on-site parking. Guests enjoy 100 MB of free Wi-Fi per stay. Heated guest rooms feature a seating area with a TV set. The apartment-style ... (more)
Addington Accommodation Park - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
6.10 4 Reviews
Addington, Christchurch
033389770
Accommodation: clean and affordable. 3km to city, 2km to Christchurch Public Hospital. Orbiter bus at gate. Walking or driving distance to Tranzalpine Train Station, Westfield Mall Riccarton, CBS Canterbury Arena, Tower Junction/Addington Shopping Centre, Addington Raceway, AMI Stadium (al... (more)
Addington City Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
8.60 106 Reviews
Addington, Christchurch
0800687776
Addington City Motel is 800 metres from the CBS Canterbury Arena and 1.1 km from Christchurch Train Station. The cosy accommodation offers a free 2-way shuttle from the railway station, free parking on site and free Wi-Fi access. All accommodation comes with a 32-inch flat-screen TV wit... (more)
Addington Court Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
9.30 105 Reviews
Addington, Christchurch
0800782978
Just 5 minutes’ walk from Addington Raceway, Addington Court Motel offers self-contained accommodation with free Wi-Fi and free transfers to and from Christchurch Railway Station. It features BBQ facilities and free onsite parking. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is standard in... (more)
Addington Stadium Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
8.70 117 Reviews
Spreydon, Christchurch
0800182922
Located close to the railway station (free shuttle). Addington Stadium Motel provides modern accommodation 7 minuets drive from the city centre. Your hosts pride themselves on providing guests with spacious quality accommodation and unsurpassed hospitality. ... (more)
Adelphi Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
5.70 5 Reviews
Merivale, Christchurch
0800335560
Only 5 minutes’ drive from Cathedral Square, Adelphi Motel offers comfortable accommodation with flat-screen satellite TV and free parking. Free BBQ facilities are available on site. Motel Adelphi is a 5-minute drive from Christchurch Botanic Gardens and a 10-minute drive from AMI Stadi... (more)
Admiral Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
7.30 184 Reviews
Christchurch Central, Christchurch
08003793554
Admiral Motel offers self-contained accommodation with a private balcony, flat-screen satellite TV and a DVD player. Located in the heart of Christchurch, it features free Wi-Fi and free parking. Admiral Motel Christchurch is 5 minutes’ drive from Hagley Golf Course and Canterbury Museu... (more)
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  • Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch
    Thu 26 Jul 2018 8:00PM / Comedy
    KataKata Comedy presents - Jamie Bowen, Michele A'Court and Pax Assadi - Live in Christchurch! With host - Logan Kitney. On Thursday July 26th 2018 - three of New Zealand's funniest comedians are coming to ... more
  • Sugarhorse Bar & Eatery | Function Venue, Christchurch
    Tue 28 Jul 2015 9:30AM / Business & Professional
    Hi, I’m Danny de Hek the facilitator of the Elite6 Sydenham group, which has been running since April 2013. Ideally suited to Business owners who don’t like early starts, work afternoon-evening hours, have greater ... more
  • Ten27, Christchurch
    Tue 21 Apr 2015 7:30AM / Business & Professional
    Hi, I’m Danny de Hek the facilitator of the Ferrymead Elite6 group, which has been running since March 2016. Elite6 Ferrymead is an exciting, innovative group which brings local business people together once a week ... more
  • Bealey's Speight's Ale House, Christchurch
    Fri 6 Mar 2015 7:30AM / Socials, Singles, Balls
    Hi, I’m David Clarkson the facilitator of the Elite6 Papanui group, which has been running since October 2015. Ideally suited to Business owners who don’t like early starts, work afternoon-evening hours, have ... more
  • Addington Raceway, Christchurch
    Wed 25 Jul 2018 7:30AM / Business & Professional
    Are you a business owner, manager, sales person or marketer in Christchurch? If so, this event is for you! Join Collab Digital, NZ’s no. 1 rated social media training agency on the 25th July for our special ... more
  • Spectators Bar & Bistro, Christchurch
    Thu 30 Apr 2015 9:30AM / Business & Professional
    Hi, I’m Danny de Hek the facilitator of the Elite6 Addington group, which has been running since April 2014. Elite6 Addington is an exciting, innovative group which brings local business people together once a week ... more
  • Hagley Oval, Christchurch
    Thu 26 Jul 2018 6:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Established in 1985, Negociants New Zealand is a distributor of premium wines from around the world. We are very pleased to present at the 2018 Negociants Fine Wine Tour, a selection of highly regarded, award winning ... more
  • The Elmwood Trading Co, Christchurch
    Thu 26 Jul 2018 7:30PM / Quiz, Karaoke
    Isleworth School PTA Trivia Night. Enter in a team of up to 8 members, cost is $10 per person. Lots of great prizes to be won. All proceeds go directly to benefit our school. more
  • Dragons Den Social Lounge, Christchurch
    Fri 27 Jul 2018 7:30PM / Comedy
    Comedian Ashton Brown is performing in Christchurch for the first time ever with his critically acclaimed, sold out show from the NZ International Comedy Festival. Ashton Brown is Anxious To Meet You is a ridiculous, ... more
  • Chillingworth Road Restaurant, Christchurch
    Thu 25 Jan 2018 7:30AM / Business & Professional
    Networking events for business owners and operators, based on building relationships. Make new connections and get to know, like & trust them. Do more business and grow your business. MBN Meetings: - Structured, ... more
  • The Drama Theatre, Rangi Ruru School , Christchurch
    Fri 27 Jul 2018 7:30PM / Theatre
    Two performances only! Cecily needs little introduction to Christchurch audiences. Women here have loved her for the last eighteen years. Not just a stick thin pencil line drawing though, Cecily is a well-rounded ... more
  • Joe's Garage, Christchurch
    Thu 18 Jan 2018 7:30AM / Business & Professional
    A network of business groups - for business owners and operators, based on building relationships. The purpose of our network - is a framework for smart business people to meet, make connections, gain business knowledge, ... more
  • Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch
    Sat 28 Jul 2018 7:30PM / Classical Music
    Martin Riseley, violin/director. Rossini Overture to An Italian Girl in Algiers. Mozart Concerto for Violin in A major K.219 "Turkish". Tchaikovsky Sérénade Mélancolique. Prokofiev Classical Symphony. CSO ... more
  • Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre, Christchurch
    Thu 28 Sep 2017 7:00PM / Mind & Body
    Transformation Hatha Yoga is for all ages, conditions and abilities, including complete beginners. Classes are taught by experienced teachers. Individual attention and variations are given to suit personal ... more
  • SkillWise, Christchurch
    Sat 28 Jul 2018 10:00AM / Education
    Debra Lampshire joins us in Christchurch hosted by Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa NZ to share her invaluable experience as a voice hearer who has had an incredible journey from patient to academic. Watch her share ... more
  • The Open Stage, Christchurch
    Sat 28 Jul 2018 7:30PM / Dance
    To celebrate our weekend of workshops with April Rose from Rose Movement Studio in Austin, Texas, TribalDiva Belly Dance Company would like to present the Mid-Winter Dance Extravaganza! Come along and be entertained & ... more
  • darkroom, Christchurch
    Sat 28 Jul 2018 7:15PM / Comedy
    Justin “Rusty” White and Shay “The Shayzor” Horay embark on a first time interview - but they've known each other for over 20 years. It's the 20+ years of good times that are the reason for this in-depth chat. ... more
  • Mental Health Education & Resource Centre, Christchurch
    Fri 27 Jul 2018 9:30AM / Education
    Debra Lampshire is a senior tutor with the Centre for Mental Health Research and Policy Development at the University of Auckland. She is also chairperson for International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches ... more
  • Dragons Den Social Lounge, Christchurch
    Sat 28 Jul 2018 8:00PM / Comedy
    Doors open: 7pm Show start: 8.30pm Snap's Saturday Showcase is the biggest night of comedy in Chch, selling out every month since it's inception. Each month Chch's Best MC (2015 / 2017) will be bringing you a ... more
  • Kitchen, Christchurch
    Thu 10 Jul 2014 7:20AM / Business & Professional
    Hi, I’m Danny de Hek the facilitator of the Elite6 New Brighton, which has been running since September 2016. Elite6 New Brighton is an exciting, innovative group which brings local business people together once a ... more
  • Styx & Stone, Christchurch
    Wed 20 Jan 2016 9:30AM / Business & Professional
    Hi, I’m Danny de Hek the facilitator of the Elite6 Belfast, which has been running since June 2016. Ideally suited to Business owners who don’t like early starts, work afternoon-evening hours, have greater work ... more
  • Carlton Bar & Eatery, Christchurch
    Sun 29 Jul 2018 8:00AM / Boxing
    Make sure you are here for one of the biggest boxing events of the year. Head on down to Carlton your home for live sports, doors open from 8am the beers will be flowing and we will also have breakfast options ... more
  • The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch
    Thu 9 Aug 2018 7:30PM / Classical Music
    To define Rafael Serrallet’s performances with only one word, it would be passion. Passion for music, for beauty and creativity, for the classical guitar, for his ability to transfer emotions during a concert and to ... more
  • A Rolling Stone, Christchurch
    Sat 11 Aug 2018 8:00PM / Comedy
    '... and then I found $5!' Cool Story Bro is a brand new stand-up comedy show, proving the age-old adage - things are just funnier when they're true. Join some of Christchurch's funniest people are they confess ... more
  • Papa Hou, Christchurch
    Fri 3 Aug 2018 7:30PM / Comedy
    Winner: Most Original Concept Nelson Fringe Festival 2018 Nominated: Best Design, Edgiest Show Nelson Fringe Festival 2018 Double Georgie Pie - The Ballet features George Fenn (Wellington's bad boy of Improv, 2017 ... more
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