Speak to a specialist 1300 720 443

Request a
personalised quote
Quote

  • Christchurch
  • Christchurch
  • Christchurch
  • Christchurch

New Zealand - DESTINATIONS & HOTELS

Christchurch

Christchurch is the principal city and international gateway for overseas travellers to the South Island. Known as the "Garden City", Christchurch enjoy a very English heritage. The first settlers in Christchurch arrived in four ships from England in 1850. Many of the historic buildings, sites and parks created in their name.

Cathedral Square is the main focus in central Christchurch and designed by renowned English architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in the gothic revival style. Building commenced in 1864 and was not completed for another 40 years. For a small fee, climb up the tower in Cathedral Square, for spectacular vistas across the city and the Southern Alps. 

Another significant feature of Christchurch is the Avon River, meandering around the city, and Hagley Park. Located in the Park and included in a loop of the Avon River are the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Work commenced on Christchurch Botanic Gardens in 1863, in celebration of the marriage of Princess Alexandra of Denmark to Prince Albert Edward, eldest son of Queen Victoria. Visit the Rose Garden, the New Zealand Garden and Herb Garden. In spring, the whole Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park are alive with blossom.

 

Christchurch Hotels

$$$$ Annandale Christchurch

Character Boutique, Luxury, Historic Hotel

A working coastal farm set along the scenic Banks Peninsula on the South Island; Annandale whisks you away from the everyday world. Discover a captivating place with its four private and secluded...

Learn More »

$$$ Otahuna Lodge Christchurch

Character Boutique, Luxury, Historic Hotel

Set in pastoral surroundings against the fluted cone of an ancient volcano, Otahuna Lodge is a beguiling Victorian mansion that offers its guests a unique sense of wonder and discovery.  New Zealand'...

Learn More »

$$$ The George Christchurch

Modern Chic, Luxury

The luxury 5-star boutique hotel in Christchurch, where you are guaranteed to receive impeccable service. The George typifies luxury at every level. Extensive facilities, comprehensive service,...

Learn More »