Plan your visit
Christchurch city is not only a fantastic place to visit, but from here you can easily access the heart of the South Island.
Travel north for hot pools, vineyards and oceanic wildlife encounters. A journey west could mean a train trip over the Southern Alps, to discover rainforest and glaciers. Head south and discover our beautiful high country, topped off by Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain.
Where to stay
Christchurch visitors choose from an excellent range of accommodation, from Qualmark-endorsed motels and backpackers, to luxury bed and breakfasts and holiday parks.
Christchurch hotels offer friendly service and world-class facilities, from award-winning restaurants to views of the Southern Alps.
What's Hot is your source of hot deals, special events and great holiday ideas in our neck of the woods - from swimming with dolphins to soaking in natural thermal pools, from world-class ski areas to stunning beaches.