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 is one of the world’s most unique destinations, combining urban regeneration and innovation with heritage, culture and exhilarating activity.

Christchurch is the city of exploration, where urban regeneration and heritage thrive. The city is constantly evolving, always giving locals and visitors something new to explore. Expect street art and innovative projects, a bustling hospitality scene and established green spaces. Christchurch is the newest city in the world, and it’s time the world rediscovered its secrets.

The central city is filled with cutting-edge architecture alongside some of the oldest buildings in New Zealand. The Avon River intersects the city, bringing a natural landscape to the urban environment. Christchurch is the basecamp for South Island exploration, with the Banks Peninsula within reach, as well as the stunning Southern Alps and famed Canterbury Plains.

The surrounding Canterbury region offers visitors unforgettable journeys and picturesque towns, zen-like retreats and thrill-seeking opportunities. Escape to Hanmer Springs for a thermal soak, or north to Kaikōura to encounter the local wildlife. Everything New Zealand has to offer can be found here.

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St Albans, Christchurch
08007437267
Our Motel is perfectly located close to the city centre with the Town Hall just 15 mins walk away. We are also 5 min walk to Edgeware Village shops, supermarket, cafes & restaurants. Our units are non-smoking & serviced daily.  We have 2 ground floor access units. FREE UNLIMITED FIBRE WIFI. We would love the opportunity to help make your visit to our ever changing Christchurch as enjoyable as possible. Haere pai atu, hoki pai mai (travel sa... (more)
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123 Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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-minute drive from AMI Stadium. Christchurch Airport is a 15-minute dr... (more)
136 On Bealey - Avenue Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 desk. Guests can use the toaster and tea/coffee facilities provided in ... (more)
162 Kings Of Riccarton Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 162 Kings of Riccarton Motel. Most accommodation types have private s... (more)
166 Majestic Court Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 and 10 minutes' drive from central Christchurch. All rooms include... (more)
175 Metropolitan Executive Motel on Riccarton - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 coffee maker. Each apartment is heated, and most also have a spa tub. ... (more)
298 Westside Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 studios (sleep 1-3), 2 One Bedrooms (sleep 1-4), 6 Two Bedrooms (sleep ... (more)
315 Motel Riccarton - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 Christchurch is a 10-minute drive from Christchurch Airport and 5 minutes’ ... (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 central Christchurch, and 5 minutes’ walk from Hagley Park. Christchurch A... (more)
AAA Northlands Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 electric range), fridge, shower (3 with spa bath), hair dryer, phone, ... (more)
Aalton Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 with free high-speed wireless broadband internet, fully equipped kitch... (more)
Aarburg Airport Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 13-minute drive from CBS Canterbury Arena. Hagley Park is 14 minutes’... (more)
Abbella Luxury Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 electric kettle. Electric blankets, ironing facilities and a private bathr... (more)
Abbey Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 the city and a large variety of Christchurch's finest attractions, inc... (more)
Academy Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 self-service laundry provided. Wireless internet access is available th... (more)
Achilles Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 units offer a full kitchen and a private bathroom. Guest laundry fa... (more)
Addington Accommodation Park - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 (all within 5km). 10km to Domestic & International Airport. Features: lau... (more)
Addington City Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 with satellite channels and in-house movies. The en suite bathroom has to... (more)
Addington Court Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 all rooms. Each room type has a kitchenette or kitchen with a stove, ... (more)
Addington Stadium Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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
Merivale, Christchurch
032817760
ADELPHI MOTEL is just what you are looking for! We provide spacious rooms at excellent rates in one of the best locations in Christchurch. Ann & Erin are both Christchurch locals and look forward to sharing their knowledge with you to ensure your stay is everything you had hoped for and more. With our King Studio, One Bedroom Family and One Bedroom Suite ... (more)
Admiral Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
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 Museum. Christchurch Train Station is a 10-minute drive, and Christchurch I... (more)
Adorian Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
Linwood, Christchurch
0800236742
Located on the edge of Christchurch city, Adorian Motel offers accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen and free on-site parking. It is 6 minutes' drive from Cowles Stadium. Christchurch Adorian Motel is 5 minutes' walk from shops and restaurants. It is 10 minutes' drive from Hagley Park. Christchurch Airport is 20 minutes' drive away. All accommoda... (more)
Airport Birches Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
Russley, Christchurch
0508342333
Located in Christchurch, Airport Birches Motel offers self-contained accommodations along with free parking. It is a 5-minute drive to the Christchurch International Airport. Airport Birches offers modern first floor units which are equipped with electric blankets, satellite TV and a well-equipped kitchen. Guests can use the complimentary airport and t... (more)
Airport Christchurch Motel - Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand
Burnside, Christchurch
0800800631
Just a 5-minute drive from Christchurch International Airport, this hotel has modern rooms with double-glazed windows, under-floor heating and flat-screen TVs. The center of the city is a 15-minute drive away. The Airport Christchurch Motel provides rooms with modern décor, all of which are fitted with satellite TV and well-equipped kitchen facilities. Wi... (more)
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  • Stranges Lane, Christchurch
    Fri 25 Sep 2020 9:00PM / Pop
    Radio One 91 FM, NicNak Media, Opus Fresh and Finder's Keepers present: THE DOUBLE EP RELEASE TOUR with PRINS // VÏKÆ + support TBA PRINS (CHCH): Kicking off 2020 with a bang, PRINS (Alannah Prins) and her ... more
  • Halo Bar & Lounge, Christchurch
    Sat 26 Sep 2020 5:30PM / Circus
    Miss Lyra New Zealand 2020 Lyra (Aerial Hoop) competition featuring 3 divisions - Open, Group, & Amateur Saturday 26 September: 5.00pm - Doors Open 5.30pm - Amateur Category 7.00pm - Group & Open ... more
  • NZIS, Christchurch
    Fri 18 Sep 2020 6:00PM / Fitness
    Put your fitness, team-work, and strategic thinking to the test with our board-game themed boot-camps! These challenges will involve working solo as well as in groups of 2-4, bring some friends or team-up with others ... more
  • Good Times Comedy Club, Christchurch
    Sat 11 Jul 2020 7:45PM / Comedy
    BIG Laughs is Christchurch's biggest regular comedy show, featuring the finest local, national, and occasionally international talent. An absolute guaranteed good time at Ōtautahi's home of comedy! Make sure to like ... more
  • Satya Yoga Studio, Christchurch
    Sat 26 Sep 2020 5:00PM / Mind & Body
    Join us as Devamrita Swami comes to visit us for an outstanding evening! Monk. author and bhakti yoga teacher Devamrita Swami is once more spending time with us in the best way he knows how - sharing and discussing ... more
  • Southern Ballet Theatre, Christchurch
    Sat 26 Sep 2020 6:00PM / Dance
    Southern Ballet Theatre Presents SHOWCASE 2020 A dance extravaganza showcasing Southern Ballet's dancers including Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary group and soloist performances. The 2pm performance includes the ... more
  • Court Theatre, Christchurch
    Sat 26 Sep 2020 7:30PM / Theatre
    Covid-19 Update: due to the extension of Level 2, Rants in the Dark has been rescheduled to run from 26 September – 3 October for one week. Ticketholders are being contacted with options for their tickets, including ... more
  • Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District
    Fri 25 Sep 2020 7:00PM / Alternative, Indie
    Native Sparkling & Loop are proud to announce Anna Coddington is hitting the road to Test The Waters. This run of solo intimate shows will see Coddington testing new material across the country, giving audiences their ... more
  • Heaton Intermediate, Christchurch
    Sat 26 Sep 2020 11:00AM / Lifestyle Shows, Expos
    Health, Wellbeing & a Splash of Spiritual Support local small business owners offering a variety of wellbeing, health and wellness products, spiritual goods and services. Massage, reflexology, crystals, skin care & ... more
  • Lyttelton Arts Factory, Lyttelton, Christchurch District
    Fri 25 Sep 2020 7:30PM / Theatre
    Running Time: 1hour15 Back by popular demand - five new dates added. Paragon Dreams is a dark tale of courage and love featuring original music from UK composer Joe Roper, directed for the UK by Mark Babych, with ... more
  • Linwood Community Arts Centre, Christchurch
    Sun 27 Sep 2020 10:00AM / Ethnic, Multicultural
    Come and enjoy a little piece of Africa here in Christchurch and take time for yourself for one day of the week. Join us for a wonderful opportunity to explore the rhythms and dances of West Africa, led by master ... more
  • Phen Day Dhargyey Ling, Christchurch
    Sun 26 Jul 2020 3:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
    Geshe Nyima Dorjee will present 5 public talks, based on discussions investigating and touching on the nature of things, our activities and understanding our influence, from the Buddhist perspective. The THIRD of the ... more
  • Good Times Comedy Club, Christchurch
    Mon 7 Sep 2020 7:00PM / Comedy
    Fresh Comedy brings you the freshest laughs ever Monday night! With a mix of newbies and experienced pros trying out their newest gags, there's always some fresh laughs to be had at Chch's home of comedy, Good Times - ... more
  • Workspace Studios, Christchurch
    Mon 21 Sep 2020 5:30PM / Education
    These are our most popular classes and run on a Monday evening for 8 weeks. We also have a Thursday morning 8 week block and a Saturday morning 4 week block. Suitable for complete beginners, these are a lively, warm ... more
  • Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District
    Sat 26 Sep 2020 9:00PM / Hip Hop, Rap
    For The Culture Presents! To celebrate the release of his 2nd single ‘Back Up’ - Big Sima has decided to invite easily one of the greatest producers in NZ history back to his old stomping ground of Christ ... more
  • Southern Ballet Theatre, Christchurch
    Wed 30 Sep 2020 3:00PM / Ballet
    Two ballets in one colourful production! GRADUATION BALL featuring the Senior and Intermediate Ballet Companies This fun and entertaining ballet is set in a finishing school for girls. The headmistress has invited ... more
  • Victoria Park, Rangiora, Waimakariri
    Wed 23 Sep 2020 6:00PM / Festivals
    Experience a light & sound wonderland! Victoria Park as you have never seen it before. Over 4 nights come and see a fairyland of talking trees, disco lights, music, dancing lights, interactive lighting displays, smoke ... more
  • Visions and Vino Art Studio, Christchurch
    Mon 28 Sep 2020 10:00AM / Family & Lifestyle
    Special Printmaking sessions with Alexia Martin - allows children to try out a few different techniques - see cause and effect in action more dramatically than with simply painting or drawing - they can use different ... more
  • Creative Junk, Christchurch
    Wed 2 Sep 2020 7:00PM / Games, Hobbies
    Come along to Creative Junk, take your pick of materials from the warehouse for your project for the evening. If you dont complete your project on the night you can leave it and come back to complete it another ... more
  • Good Times Comedy Club, Christchurch
    Thu 3 Sep 2020 7:00PM / Quiz, Karaoke
    Off the Wall Quizzes are not your standard pub quiz. Sure we've got some traditional quiz questions, but we like to keep it pretty subjective. We accept bribes, the weirder the better, and there is a constant stream ... more
  • Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch
    Sat 3 Oct 2020 7:30PM / Classical Music
    Claude Debussy - Lindaraja arr. Bill Hopkins (New Zealand premiere) Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 "Italian" Francis Poulenc arr. Cree Brown - Cantilena for Flute Johannes Brahms - Concerto No. 1 for ... more
  • Kensington Fun House, Christchurch
    Fri 1 Nov 2019 8:00PM / Comedy
    This show features a selection of the best of our local stand-up comedians from the weekly open mic, with regular national and international guests. It's a great way to see the best comics on offer in the South Island ... more
  • Elmwood Auditorium, Christchurch
    Wed 30 Sep 2020 7:30PM / Theatre
    The stage adaptation of the hilarious BAFTA nominated BBC sitcom will leave you with tears streaming down your face, and sides aching with laughter. All the favourite characters from the original series are reimagined ... more
  • Genius Co-Working, Christchurch
    Wed 2 Sep 2020 9:30AM / Business & Professional
    30 Day Demo - This gives you the opportunity to sample what we have to offer and also lets us see if you're a good fit. You can upgrade your trial and use your payment towards the membership you choose. We are a ... more
  • Gloucester Green, Christchurch
    Sat 3 Oct 2020 9:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 6 of New Zealand's largest and most fabulous traveling event! The Extravaganza Fair! The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with ... more
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