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Christchurch

Christchurch is known for its wide range of scenic and cultural tourist attractions. When you're ready to get going, Expedia is here to help.

This area of Canterbury has approximately 360,000 inhabitants.

This destination lies 190 miles southwest of the national capital of Wellington. It's also 10 miles south of Kaiapoi.

Explore, laugh and be amazed at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre, two terrific attractions for families with hard-to-impress children.

Snap a few photos, enjoy the interpretive displays and learn all about different ecosystems at the Orana Wildlife Park. Be sure to ask the staff about hands-on activities and where to find the zoo's most popular specimens.

If you appreciate wine and the traditions behind it, consider taking your buddies to the True and Daring Winery or the Omarino Wine Park. There's nothing quite like opening a bottle of a local varietal to kick off a vacation. Bottoms up!

If you're somebody who likes to challenge the odds occasionally, you should consider checking out the Christchurch Casino.

Those with an interest in plants will enjoy a stroll around the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

For some outdoor time, head to the area's well-loved parks and public gardens. You'll find plenty of locals whiling away a lazy day at Mona Vale, Hagley Park and Canterbury Agricultural Park.

Whether you're in need of a specific map or just want a bit of general info, the staff at Christchurch I-SITE can help you out.

Surrounded by shady trees and soft grass, Lake Forsyth is a favorite escape for birdlife and visitors alike.

Whether you feel like strolling along the coastline or just relaxing back and watching the clouds, New Brighton Beach, Sumner Beach and Taylor's Mistake Beach will take care of you.

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world? Head out on an adventure to Cave Rock and Quail Island. Shag Rock and Ripapa Island are also popular among nature-loving visitors.

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand offers an enlightening experience for the curious. Explore the building and grounds, lose yourself in the exhibits and be sure to ask the staff about any upcoming special events.

Art is a big part of what it is to be human. Visit the Christchurch Art Gallery and discover this world of creation.

How can you ever tackle the ever-changing future if you have no understanding of the past? Visit the Canterbury Museum!

Riccarton House and the University of Canterbury are certainly worth planning a trip to, even if you're not that into history. You might also like to get out the camera and snap some photos at Ferrymead Heritage Park and the Bridge of Remembrance.

Step into the pages of a fairy tale and admire the awesome architectural design of Timeball Station.

Work on your photography skills, stroll around the grounds and make the most of the serene atmosphere at Cardboard Cathedral.

Soak up the wonderful sights and sounds of Victoria Square, a well-loved civic square.

To learn more about the history of Godley Head Lighthouse and those stalwart souls who kept its light shining through the decades, check in with the local visitor center about guided tours.

All educational institutions have their own special character, and the Lincoln University is certainly no exception. An integral part of the local landscape, it makes an interesting destination for anyone who plans on furthering their education.

Discover why this area has a reputation as a shopping hub. Purchase new fashion accessories, stock up on groceries or just enjoy the atmosphere at Westfield Riccarton Mall and Cashel Mall. Bush Inn Centre and Re:START Mall are also worth stopping by.

One of the most acclaimed live performance venues in the area is the Court Theatre. Make a night of it and enjoy a few drinks and a meal at one of the neighborhood restaurants or bars.

After checking out all the star attractions in Christchurch, consider a visit to the Christchurch Gondola, the Riccarton Park or the Chalice.


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BreakFree on Cashel

BreakFree on Cashel

165 Cashel Street, Christchurch
3.9
of 5, from 699 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cardboard Cathedral and Canterbury Museum. Riccarton House is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.

£68
Sudima Christchurch Airport

Sudima Christchurch Airport

550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch
4.1
of 5, from 1,681 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Russley Golf Club and International Antarctic Centre. Omarino Wine Park and Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£68
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
4.4
of 5, from 976 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of New Regent Street and Canterbury Museum. Riccarton House is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

£65
Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

189 Deans Ave, Christchurch
4.2
of 5, from 684 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Riccarton, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Victoria Lake and Riccarton House. Canterbury Museum is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away.

£133
Heritage Christchurch

Heritage Christchurch

28 - 30 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
4.6
of 5, from 585 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Christchurch City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chalice and Canterbury Museum. Riccarton House is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

£52
Jucy Snooze Christchurch

Jucy Snooze Christchurch

5 Peter Leeming Road, Christchurch
4.2
of 5, from 225 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Christchurch, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Russley Golf Club and International Antarctic Centre. Omarino Wine Park and Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£75
Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
4.4
of 5, from 349 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Christchurch City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cardboard Cathedral and Canterbury Museum. Riccarton House is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.

£47
Southwark Apartments

Southwark Apartments

25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
4.2
of 5, from 866 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Christchurch City Centre, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology and Canterbury Museum. Riccarton House is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.

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