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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, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $250 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
Akaroa B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $250 to $275 per couple
13 Aylmers Valley Road, Akaroa, 7520
Situated in Akaroa in the Canterbury region, Akaroa Apartment @ Akaroa House is a self-contained apartment with stunning inner harbour views and it has a balcony. The apartment features a flat-screen TV and 1 bedroom. The air-conditioned accommodation is fitted with a kitchen and free Wifi.
Mobile (and SMS): 0272823444
Address: 13 Aylmers Valley Road, Akaroa
Lincoln B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $150 per couple
20km South of Christchurch Airport and City Centre
Self-contained upstairs apartment located on a nut orchard growing hazelnuts, walnuts, chestnuts, almonds and a variety of fruits. Enjoy the peace of your own private deck or take a walk in the orchard with the owners. Free WiFi.
Phone: 03 325 3362
Address: 1153 Springs Road, Lincoln, Christchurch
Akaroa B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $172 to $250 per couple
Rural, close to Akaroa twonship
Picturesque & secluded on 6.8 hectares of land in the Takamatua Valley, Akaroa Harbour , your superior accommodation options are for full B&B or self catering. Complete property also available for exclusive private hire.
Phone: 03 304 7499
Address: 19 Bells Road, Akaroa
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