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Christchurch overview

Visitors to Christchurch speak favorably about this welcoming city's gardens, museums, and cathedrals. Enjoy the selection of cafés and restaurants or perhaps you'll want to book a local tour during your stay. In Christchurch, you can take in local culture at top places like Canterbury Museum and International Antarctic Centre. Popular sights like Riccarton House and New Brighton Beach are sure to leave an impression.

Where to stay in Christchurch

Whether you're planning a longer vacation or a weekend getaway, Christchurch has the right hotel for you. There are 233 hotels in Christchurch and you can shop as many as 407 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 46%. We have room prices starting at 13 USD per night and below you'll find the number of hotels by star rating in Christchurch as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 45 5-star hotels from 73 USD per night
  • • 128 4-star hotels from 61 USD per night
  • • 67 3-star hotels from 46 USD per night
  • • 9 2-star hotels from 14 USD per night

How to get to Christchurch

Fly into Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from central Christchurch. Christchurch Railway Station is the closest train station, located 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from the city center.

What to see around Christchurch

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Wilding Park
  • • AMI Stadium
  • • Horncastle Arena
  • • Addington Raceway
  • • Canterbury Agricultural Park
Here are some local attractions:
  • • Punting on the Avon
  • • Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre
  • • Christchurch Gondola
  • • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • • Orana Wildlife Park
The area's cultural scene stands out, and these are some places to visit:
  • • Canterbury Museum
  • • International Antarctic Centre
  • • Theatre Royal
  • • The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts
  • • Christchurch Art Gallery
Memorable landmarks include:
  • • Riccarton House
  • • Chalice
  • • Bridge of Remembrance
  • • Victoria Square
  • • Canterbury Earthquake Memorial
Recognized for its natural setting with these places to visit:
  • • New Brighton Beach
  • • Victoria Lake
  • • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • • Hagley Park
  • • Hagley Cricket Oval
Here are some local highlights:
  • • New Brighton Beach
  • • Christchurch I-SITE
  • • New Regent Street
  • • Re:START Mall
  • • Cashel Mall

When to visit Christchurch

If you're just starting to think about trip planning, you might be wondering when is the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 70°F day, 47°F night
  • • April-June: 64°F day, 35°F night
  • • July-September: 60°F day, 35°F night
  • • October-December: 70°F day, 42°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.35 inches
  • • April-June: 0.35 inches
  • • July-September: 0.35 inches
  • • October-December: 0.35 inches

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