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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.
Prices from $225 to $345 per couple
1,5km from Cathedral Square in centre of Christchurch City
Eliza’s Manor Boutique Hotel offers quality, comfortable central Christchurch bed and breakfast accommodation. Providing the leisure and business traveller with easy access to all that Christchurch has to offer. All benefits of a hotel, with the personal service of a boutique bed and breakfast.
Freephone: 0800 366859
Address: 82 Bealey Avenue
Prices from $275 to $325 per couple
1.5 hours from Christchurch
Christchurch luxury accommodation
Prices from $350 to $395 per couple
Situated in the central location of Fendalton/Ilam and Ricc
The Establishment is a purpose designed luxury accommodation oasis, nestled in the centrally located suburb of Fendalton Christchurch.
Phone: 03 348 1444
Freephone: 0800 378 225
Mobile (and SMS): 029 224 7711
Address: 50 Clyde Road, Christchurch
Prices from $300 to $350 per couple
5 mins from Little River, 45 from Christchurch City
Birdsong Lodge offers you a green and totally unique accommodation experience. Relax in front of a roaring open fire and soak up the ambience of a destination where little more than the sound of birdlife can be heard. Your host Tanya welcomes you to taste this little slice of heaven.
Phone: 03 3251900
Address: 101 Bachelors Road, Little River, Banks Peninsula
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