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Christchurch is definitely open for business! Now in recovery mode from the earthquakes there is plenty to see and do, and so far as accommodation in concerned, it is only a few of the central city hotels that remain closed.
So, come and enjoy the parks and gardens for which the city is renowned.
In fact, some of the recovery initiatives, such as the fascinating “Pop up mall” and the “Cardboard Cathedral” in the central city are attractions in themselves and well worth visiting.
Be sure to put a visit to the Antarctic Centre on your list of “must do’s”. For a superb experience and stunning view of the Southern Alps, take an early morning hot air balloon trip.
Christchurch is the starting point for the famed Trans Alpine train excursion. It is also home to two significant wildlife reserves, at Orana Park and Willowbank.
Notable golf courses abound and Banks Peninsular will captivate you too. In fact you might want to overnight in picturesque Akaroa with its fine cafes, restaurants and dolphin experience trips.
Banks Peninsula B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $185 to $750 per couple
Aprox. 75km from Christchurch to Twin Gullies
Breath taking views over looking Barry's Bay and Akaroa Harbour. homely and tranquil surrounding transport you to "paradise" Homely and cosy accommodation fully refurbished - Amazing mouth watering breakfast using seasonal home grown or local product's -
Mobile (and SMS): 0278957613
Address: 5971 Christchurch Akarooa Rd Barrys Bay Akaroa rd1
Christchurch B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $85 to $120 per couple
25 minutes from Christchurch, 10 minutes from Darfield
Fabulous Country House B & B, located just 25 minutes from Christchurch Airport, perfect for relaxing after a long flight. Quiet surroundings with views to the Southern Alps
Mobile (and SMS): 0221403305
Address: 591 Ridgens Rd, RD1, Charing Cross, 7671
Christchurch Homestay Accommodation includes: