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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  • The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch
    Sat 18 Jul 2020 7:30PM / Variety Concerts
    Very Seldom does Christchurch's elite creative companies come together. However with the present humanitarian crisis upon Yemen we cannot sit back and do nothing. Yemen is facing the largest humanitarian crisis in ... more
  • CodeBreakers, Christchurch
    Sat 20 Jun 2020 10:00AM / 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
  • The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, Christchurch
    Tue 7 Jul 2020 2:00PM / Family & Lifestyle
    This workshop offers a creative approach to empower children to explore their identities. It will inspire them to develop artistic skills to draw, expand their cognitive and creative aptitudes and raise their awareness ... more
  • Court Theatre, Christchurch
    Sun 5 Jul 2020 6:30PM / Comedy
    The Early Early Late Show is back just in time for KidsFest! Running for ten performances only, this improvised comedy show offers up fun for the whole family, with unmissable comedy for kids - and their grownups. ... more
  • Cobham Intermediate School, Christchurch
    Mon 13 Jul 2020 2:30PM / Martial Arts
    Free School Holiday International Taekwon-Do Classes! Everyone who attends will receive expert instruction from a qualified Instructor, a goodie pack and a certificate of achievement. Kids will learn techniques of ... more
  • Victoria Park, Christchurch
    Thu 16 Jul 2020 5:30PM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Join Park Rangers at Victoria Park for a night walk and explore the natural as it transforms under the cover of darkness. Warm-up with night time games and then soak up the stars and city lights from one of the best ... more
  • Lush Nightclub, Christchurch
    Sat 18 Jul 2020 8:00PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    Club Érotique II Saturday 18th July 2020 Back by popular demand, Club Érotique returns on Saturday 18th July at Lush! Our 2019 NYE party was off the hook and we are excited to be back to bring you an immersive ... more
  • Halswell Community Hall, Christchurch
    Thu 16 Jul 2020 9:30PM / Fitness
    Kangatraining Christchurch South & Central is launching thereafter 3 2020 classes. Want to get fit, have fun, keep your baby or toddler happy and close and feel safe and confident doing it? Kangatraining is an exercise ... more
  • Lyttelton Arts Factory, Lyttelton, Christchurch District
    Thu 16 Jul 2020 7:30PM / Theatre
    NZ Premiere… how thrilling! 5-star UK solo mystery this July at local Lyttelton theatre. UK/NZ based multi-disciplined artist Hester Ullyart is set to perform PARAGON DREAMS at the Lyttelton Arts Factory this ... more
  • West Broken Run Reserve, Christchurch
    Fri 17 Jul 2020 10:00AM / Conservation, Environment
    Celebrate Matariki by joining with friends, neighbours and park rangers to give back to nature. Let's turn this neighbourhood park into a place where wildlife and people love to visit! West Broken Run Reserve is a ... more
  • The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch
    Sun 19 Jul 2020 2:00PM / Singer-Songwriter
    Spend an afternoon with Katrina Louise “The Singing Diva”. Be enchanted with Music for the soul. Relax and unwind for two hours and be magically transported to times gone by with hits from Barbara Streisand to ... more
  • Good Times Comedy Club, Christchurch
    Sun 19 Jul 2020 7:00PM / Comedy
    We going full-tilt comedy with our brand new monthly show at Good Times Comedy Club. Each show will be a little different. The first show (Sunday, 19 July) will open with some classic competitive comedy - "Red v ... more
  • Styx River, Christchurch
    Sat 11 Jul 2020 6:30PM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Celebrate Matariki with a lantern-lit family night walk beside the Styx River, in partnership with the Styx Living Laboratory Trust and CCC. Explore one of our newest parks by night at this family event. Darkness ... more
  • Tai Tapu Playcentre, Tai Tapu, Selwyn
    Mon 6 Jul 2020 9:30AM / Education
    Bring along your pre-schooler to join us in messy play and sensory activities. This is a great opportunity to let your child get into all those messy activities you might not do at home. We will have stations set up with ... more
  • Rollickin Gelato Cafe, Christchurch
    Tue 21 Jul 2020 6:00PM / Family Entertainment
    Rollickin's whippin glow gelato for Christchurch is lit. So much lickin' fun. Go on grab a scoop, jump in the GLOWING Kombi PhotoBooth & strike a pose with all your fun whanau. How lit is that? Pst. Photo booth is ... more
  • The Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch
    Sat 25 Jul 2020 7:30PM / Variety Concerts
    Christchurch City Choir with Lois Johnston (Soprano), Malcolm Leitch (Baritone) and Jeremy Woodside (Organ) present an evening of reflective music. Singing Requiem, Opus 48 [Gabriel Fauré] and other works for choir and ... more
  • Fo Guang Shan South Island, Christchurch
    Sat 25 Jul 2020 10:00AM / Festivals
    Calling all Coffee & Chocolate lovers! Come and get your fix of caffeine or sugar at the super amazing Blessing ChocoLatte event! We are offering Free Entry for all visitors that worth $5. There will be a wide range ... more
  • Cathedral Square, Christchurch
    Sat 15 Aug 2020 12:00PM / Commemorations, Ceremonies
    March with us from Cathedral Square to Victoria Square via the CBD, in memory of the 500,000+ Kiwi lives lost to abortion The aims of the March for Life Christchurch are to: - Protest and call for the repeal of the ... more
  • The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch
    Wed 29 Jul 2020 7:30PM / Classical Music
    Saint-Saëns jokingly told his publisher that his Violin Sonata should be called “the hippogriffsonata”, insinuating that only a mythical creature could play the violin part. Written in the year between his ... more
  • The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch
    Thu 30 Jul 2020 7:30PM / Blues
    Eddie Simon ... Canadian born Country, Blues and Gospel Recording Artist on Acoustic Wave Records presents "Acoustic Wave ... Music in the City" Eddie Simon is an award-winning artist known for his vocals and guitar ... more
  • A Rolling Stone, Christchurch
    Sun 26 Jul 2020 5:30PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    Dragaret is Christchurchs Premier Drag Cabaret show! Featuring some of Christchurchs' top drag performers that you all know and love so come out of lockdown and into the 20s with this fabulous Cabaret themed ... more
  • Piko Wholefoods, Christchurch
    Sat 25 Jul 2020 9:00AM / Mind & Body
    Spend your Saturday learning the ancient Chinese art, science & medicine of Qi-cultivating; QiGong. Qi is "energy" or "life-force" which fills the universe and your body. Gong is the time/effort consciously used to ... more
  • Boo Radley's, Christchurch
    Fri 14 Aug 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    Cori is back at Boo Radley's for a comedy show on Friday 14th August! About Cori: 7 Days regular and star of “What We Do In The Shadows”, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer has been performing his unique brand of ... more
  • Darkroom, Christchurch
    Fri 31 Jul 2020 9:00PM / Music Festivals
    The new line-up of The After, kicking off the NZ leg of the Asia Pacific Tour 2020/2021 Don't miss this show...Mark the date in your calendars, click going on this FB event, invite friends and share away! help us pack ... more
  • The Exchange XCHC, Christchurch
    Sat 15 Aug 2020 9:00PM / Funk
    Fools Know More is a soul-rock power trio founded by Ari Freeman, guitar and vocals with Bryce Collier on bass and Swampy on drums. Drawing from blues, soul, funk, and alternative rock, the band weaves powerful, ... more
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