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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.
Rolleston B&B, Homestay
Prices from $120 to $145 per couple
1.5km off SH1 in Rolleston - on the southern outskirts of Christchurch
A beautiful home with two rooms available, set in 1.5 acres of stunning award winning gardens. Quiet, peaceful, set in the centre of Rolleston township just 1.5km off State Highway One. Very friendly helpful hosts who serve an amazing breakfast. Safe parking on site.
Phone: 03 3477 605
Mobile (and SMS): 0274 365 156
Address: 101B Lowes Road, Rolleston 7614, New Zealand
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