Get outside: Christchurch beaches

Christchurch doesn’t identify itself as a beachy-city, but when the hot Canterbury sun comes out, Christchurch has easy access to...


Sumner Beach, looking back towards Christchurch and the Southern Alps. © ChristchurchNZ

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Annabelle Court Motel Visit website

Siituated on Riccarton Road, adjacent to many superb cafés and restaurants. Easy stroll to beautiful Hagley Park and Westfield Shopping Mall with cinema complex. . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Movies have put New Zealand on the map. But there's much more to New Zealand film than The Lord of the Rings... Read the story . . . 

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Amore Motor Lodge Visit website

Westfield Riccarton the largest shopping complex in Christchurch is only 100m away! Riccarton Mall hosts a Hoyts Cinemas and an array of restaurants, cafes and bars. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Christchurch: a city transforming

How often do you get to see a city in the midst of a complete transformation? Christchurch today is different from the experience of Christchurch last month, next month and certainly six years ago. Read the story . . . 

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Arcadia Motel Visit website

Arcadia Motel offers air conditioned studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom accommodation just outside of Christchurch's central business district and 450 metres from Garrick Memorial Park set . . . More . . . 

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Ashleigh Court Motel Visit website

Quiet central location in Riccarton, Christchurch amongst established gardens just off busy main roads between city centre and airport. FREE Wireless internet. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Inland Scenic Route 72: Christchurch loop

Round trips are immensely satisfying. There’s a pleasing symmetry in ending up back where you started, a closing of the loop, a real sense of achievement. Read the story . . . 

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Diplomat Motel Visit website

An established Christchurch Motel located on Papanui Rd in the heart of Merivale, 1.5km from Christchurch city centre and a 5 minutes walk to Hagley Park. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

The Great Alpine Highway: Christchurch to Greymouth

This is probably the most staggering piece of road you'll ever come across. So keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes off the pies. Just stop often. Seriously: this is stunning.  Read the story . . . 

Alpine View Holiday Park & Motels Visit website

We are conveniently located on State Highway 1, Southside & 15 minutes from the City Centre Airport & 2 railway stations, Christchurch & Rolleston, walk . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Street food and markets: around the world in New Zealand

From bacon butties in Dunedin to dumpling and donuts in Auckland or fresh veges on Wellington's windy waterfront, New Zealand's food markets are a great way to eat. Read the story . . . 

Classic Villa Visit website

FREE WIFI and FREE SKYPE VIA ON-SITE COMPUTERThe Classic Villa, finest boutique hotel in the heart of Christchurch, offers a home away from home to . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Climbing: facing your fear

Climbing is the unique blend of physical and mental exertion that leads both to a feeling of accomplishment and a sense of calm. All in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

Selwyn District Council Visit website

Sensational Selwyn stretches across the great Canterbury Plains and is bounded by the mighty Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers with Arthurs Pass National Park in the . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Taylors Mistake to Awaroa Godley Head Walk

Explore Godley Head's fascinating history and get great views of Lyttelton on this family-friendly walkway. Read the story . . . 

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