Christchurch is the major city of New Zealand's South Island and Christchurch City is the starting point for exploring the magnificent mountains and scenery of this beautiful part of the world.
Arriving in Christchurch City for the first time offers great opportunities for rest and relaxation in the many hotels and other accommodation in New Zealand's main South Island city. Accommodation ranges from top class hotels to excellent facilities for backpackers, and there are plenty of choices to suit all budgets.
Top Things to do and see in Christchurch City
Visit the International Antarctic Centre and get an insight into the chilly world at the bottom of the earth. See the rescued Little Blue Penguins and watch them at feeding time.
Reach for the sky at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand with one of the world's best collections of military aircraft and memorabilia
The Botanic Gardens are an oasis of peace in the city centre, full of horticultural gems, majestic trees and sweeping lawns.
Christchurch City Hotels
Holiday parks, apartments, guesthouses and top quality hotels are all available for visitors to Christchurch City. Being close to the sea, Christchurch City hotels are well positioned for accommodation to suit all budgets. There are many reasonable accommodation options available as Christchurch City is very much on the tourist trail, and cheap hotels in Christchurch City are available for families, couples and backpackers.
Garlanded with awards over the years, one of Christchurch City's top eateries is the centrally located Cook 'n' With Gas Bistro, serving up cutting-edge Kiwi cuisine in a historic building between the city's Museum and Art Gallery and opposite the Court Theatre. The restaurant's latest award is N.Z. Best Restaurant/Bistro 2011 from Beer and Brewing Magazine, and it is in its 12th successive year of being awarded the N.Z. Beef and Lamb gold plaque.