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Christchurch Travel Guide

Let the travel experts at Orbitz find the best-priced hotel and flight packages for you. If you're ready to plan your ideal Christchurch trip, you've found the right place! You have the opportunity to save up to $369^ if you bundle up! All you've got to do is pick your desired hotels, airfares, rental cars and experiences. And don't forget — you've got heaps of flexibility. Tailor your trip with 500 partner airlines and no less than 500,000 hotels across the world.

Where is Christchurch?

It can be wonderful to travel without any plans, but even the most spontaneous adventurers will want to have a basic understanding of where Christchurch sits on the map. It's located roughly 190 miles southwest of Wellington, the national capital, and 10 miles south of Kaiapoi. Love meeting the locals while you're on vacation? This part of South Island boasts a population of around 360,000 people.

Places to Visit in Christchurch

Christchurch is home to a number of fascinating attractions, including New Brighton Beach and Mona Vale. Need some more options? Consider International Antarctic Centre and the Canterbury Museum. If you can spare the time, see them all! Peek into the carefully preserved rooms and try to visualize how the inhabitants of Riccarton House used to live. This place gives its guests an unusual insight. Want some more options? Whether or not you are a garden enthusiast, you're sure to enjoy a trip to Christchurch Botanic Gardens. But that's not all there is! Rich with history, University of Canterbury has long been an institute for life-changing research and progressive ideas. See if its possible to tour the faculties and chat with some of the students about their studies.

Car Rentals in Christchurch

See the region how and when you want by checking out car rentals in Christchurch through Orbitz. Start up that engine and tighten your seatbelt — it's time to roll! Collecting a vehicle straight from Christchurch International Airport means that you don't have to deal with transfers and cabs. Budget is a nearby place to check out here. Economy Rent a car is also worth having a look at. Make your way over to NÜ Car Rentals and you'll be cruising around the busy streets before you know it. They are situated at 189 Blenheim Rd, only 2 miles from the town center.

Where to stay in Christchurch – Hotel Accommodation

Orbitz can help you pick the nicest place to stay in this epic destination. Right this moment, we list 167 hotels in Christchurch. If you appreciate all things luxury, the Dyers House is a fantastic option. Alternatively, check out the Clearview Lodge. On the other hand, check out the facilities at the YMCA Christchurch Hostel or the Racecourse Backpackers Hostel if you're after a cheaper deal.

Nearest Airports to Christchurch

If you've got a window seat and the sky is clear, you should get a good view of Christchurch International Airport (CHC) as you descend. It's 6 miles northwest of Christchurch's center.

Popular Places to Visit Near Christchurch

Done everything in Christchurch already? Don't panic! Pigeon Bay is just 17 miles from here and is home to heaps of great activities. Onawe Pa is a great place to learn the story of the region. Montgomery Park and Ellangowan are more places that shouldn't be missed. After more options? Oxford is 25 miles from Christchurch. Visit for attractions like the Oxford Museum, Pearson Park and the An and P Showgrounds. You have options galore!

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