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)
Showing 1 - 25 of 33 events for the next month.
  • Court Theatre, Christchurch
    Sat 21 Nov 2020 7:30PM / Musicals
    “That was it. Two takes on a Sunday afternoon. And then the whole world exploded.” Everyone knows their sound – but do you know their story? From humble beginnings on the streets of New Jersey, Frankie Valli ... more
  • CodeBreakers, Christchurch
    Tue 27 Oct 2020 1:15PM / Games, Hobbies
    Find the clues, solve the puzzles and escape in 60 minutes! CodeBreakers is a live 60-minute adventure! Choose from one of our various themes: find the hidden treasure in the Lost Hut of Antarctica, steal the Mona ... more
  • Lumiere Cinemas, Christchurch
    Thu 14 Jan 2021 8:00PM / Film
    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Oscar-winning American true crime classic from the award-winning Coen brothers we're bringing Fargo to the big screen for a season - you're darned tootin! Jerry (William H. ... more
  • Visions and Vino Art Studio, Christchurch
    Tue 12 Jan 2021 11:00AM / Family & Lifestyle
    Visions is an Art Studio working with Children and Youth Art Classes Significance of Creativity - Helps your child grow in many ways - Drawing develops a child’s fine motor skills - Enhances a child’s ... more
  • Visions and Vino Art Studio, Christchurch
    Wed 13 Jan 2021 11:00AM / Family & Lifestyle
    We love the enjoyment of the Printmaking experience Katie Russell of Ginger Kiss Printshop brings to our children’s school holiday workshops 2 options of 2 hours sessions every Wednesday through the school ... more
  • Hagley Oval, Christchurch
    Fri 22 Jan 2021 6:30PM / Cricket
    The Hot Spring Spas T20 Christchurch Black Clash in association with Heartland pits New Zealand’s biggest sporting stars against each other in a high-intensity, hugely fun T20 cricket match. Get up close to the ... 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
  • South Christchurch Library, Christchurch
    Sun 21 Jul 2019 11:00AM / Mind & Body
    HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra that can expand your awareness, calm your mind, and bring insights into your life. The 15-20 minute HU song is followed by a short contemplation, then relaxed spiritual ... more
  • Fendalton Library & Service Centre, Christchurch
    Thu 14 Jan 2021 1:00PM / Mind & Body
    70 is the new 50! Keep you alive and young! If you do nothing about keeping your memory alert, for sure you will notice yourself forgetting more and more, losing words that are on the tip of your tongue and even worse, ... more
  • The Good Home, Christchurch
    Thu 21 Jan 2021 7:00PM / Drag Performance
    Balls ’n’ Bingo is back on Thursday 21st of January. Up to $200 of cash prizes to be won. Come along for a fun night with two of Christchurch’s amazing drag queens playing with balls nothing they love ... more
  • Darkroom, Christchurch
    Sun 24 Jan 2021 7:30PM / Folk
    Hamilton indie-folk band Looking For Alaska released their new album 'Light and Shadow' this November, and to celebrate are playing a bunch of sick as shows around New Zealand over summer! The tour kicks off with 3 ... more
  • Elmwood Auditorium, Christchurch
    Sat 23 Jan 2021 11:00AM / Theatre
    A fun filled, action packed hour of children’s theatre as we meet up with Snow White and her sister Rose Red, who befriend a lonely bear when he knocks on their door one cold, winters night. Unbeknown to the sisters, ... more
  • Hagley Park North, Christchurch
    Sun 24 Jan 2021 10:00AM / Charity, Fundraisers
    MND New Zealand’s volunteer-led event series, Walk 2 D’Feet MND, is returning to Christchurch. A sponsored fundraising and awareness walk. Register to attend in advance and take advantage of an Early Bird ... more
  • Lyttelton Arts Factory, Lyttelton, Christchurch District
    Wed 20 Jan 2021 8:00PM / Theatre
    Mack and Beth live in the back room of a Lyttelton fish and chip shop. Upstairs lies the owner, dying. Has he written a will? What will happen when he goes? Will he ever go? Will anyone help him go? And what do you do ... more
  • Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch
    Sat 13 Feb 2021 7:00PM / Mind & Body
    The world’s fastest-growing online author and personal trainer James Smith is back to expose the lies we're made to believe living the "normal life" and to change the way you think about it. Having grown up just ... more
  • The Great Hall, Arts Centre Christchurch, Christchurch
    Mon 8 Feb 2021 7:30PM / Classical Music
    The next generation of young New Zealand musicians will come together as touring ensemble, to present music by, Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli, Charpantier, and premier of Concerto Grosso by emerging composer Rakuto Kurano. ... more
  • A Rolling Stone, Christchurch
    Sat 13 Feb 2021 8:30PM / Rock
    ODYSSEY play their special brand of rock music for the first time in Christchurch in quite a few years. Bringing back a few amazing guests, Layna Hunt, Blair Allchurch, Stephanie Mcewin and a dear friend from way back ... more
  • Boo Radley's, Christchurch
    Thu 28 Jan 2021 8:00PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    Bonita Danger Doll & Boo Radley's Presents - The Speakeasy Burlesque Club No 17! This Show Always Sells Out! Upstairs on Victoria Street inside Boo Radley's, lurks a world of stockings, feathers, and fabulousness ... more
  • Fendalton Library & Service Centre, Christchurch
    Tue 12 Jan 2021 10:30AM / Mind & Body
    70 is the new 50! Keep your Brain alive and young! If you do nothing about keeping your memory alert, for sure you will notice yourself forgetting more and more, losing words that on the tip of your tongue and even ... more
  • Carlton Bar & Eatery, Christchurch
    Fri 29 Jan 2021 6:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Emersons Beer and steak fest, hosted by Richard Emerson 6 small-batch craft beers each expertly matched with different dry-aged premium beef cuts A fantastic evening of fine beer, fine food and great stories $65 ... more
  • Court Theatre, Christchurch
    Sat 13 Feb 2021 7:30PM / Theatre
    Just when things should be slowing down for retirees Baz and Gen, life is Winding Up! With grandkids to wrangle, a cruise to plan and Barry’s preoccupation with plotting his own funeral, the reality of the so-called ... more
  • Woolston Club, Christchurch
    Sat 13 Feb 2021 8:00PM / Comedy
    Can Do Comedy and The Woolston Club are proud to present Seasonal Chuckles Comedy Night! Featuring 5 hilarious and unique comics, Seasonal Chuckles is always a night to remember; full of drink, laughter and general ... more
  • Fendalton Library & Service Centre, Christchurch
    Tue 9 Feb 2021 10:30AM / Mind & Body
    Memory Skills Training! 70 is the new 50! Keep your brain alive and young! If you do nothing about keeping your memory alert, for sure you will notice yourself forgetting more and more, losing words that on the ... more
  • New Brighton Beach, Christchurch
    Sat 23 Jan 2021 11:00AM / Music Festivals
    This is a free Peace, love and community. more
  • Chapel Street Community Centre, Christchurch
    Wed 3 Feb 2021 7:30PM / Mind & Body
    Zen Yoga is a system of stretching meridians for health. It is sometimes called Okido yoga and its founder is Masahiro Oki. This style of yoga has some aspects in common with more traditional yoga and also tends to keep ... more
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