Christchurch Holiday Packages - Cheap Travel Deals to Christchurch
Discover cheap holiday packages to Christchurch from Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown, and more. Known as "The Garden City", Christchurch is a hub of creativity, adventure and vibrant culture. While the city was severely damaged a few years ago by an earthquake, it's slowly rebuilding itself and reclaiming its spot as a top NZ destination.
Christchurch Holiday Package Deals
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Why Christchurch is a Top Holiday Destination for Kiwis
Christchurch is a city of gardens, churches and more recently powerful earthquakes. Located on the South Island, it's a gateway to some of New Zealand's top outdoor adventures and breathtaking scenery. You'll find golf courses, bungee jumping, mountain biking, hot air ballooning and so much more. Domestic flights to Christchurch are very affordable with roundtrip fares starting at NZD 40. Bus fares in the city cost NZD 2.55 for a single trip, and if you get a MetroCard, you can expect to pay around NZD 8.50 for a ride to the airport. With great transportation savings like these, Kiwis have more money to splurge on bucket list activities and swanky Insta-worthy hotel rooms. Families can catch a ferry to Quail Island (keep an eye out for Hector's dolphin). Nature lovers can go on a nocturnal kiwi tour inside Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Culture vultures can learn more about the Maori culture by visiting Kotane with packages including a traditional performance and four-course meal. Christchurch is also the hub of festivals in New Zealand. From the Chinese New Year Parade to the 10-day Festival of Romance, there is usually something happening every month.
What to Know Before You Go To Christchurch
1. Weather: The best time to visit Christchurch is during spring. From September to November, the new season brings with it blossoms and The Garden City lives up to its name. December to February is another popular time to visit. With 40 swimming beaches close to the city, it's the perfect summer getaway. June to August is Christchurch's winter season, but it's still a busy time to visit thanks to its 13 nearby ski areas.
2. Getting Around: Ditch the car and explore Christchurch on foot or with public transport. Or, hire a car and visit the hard-to-reach places like Taylor's Mistake, Sumner Beach or Lyttleton.
3. Accommodation: Christchurch is not a destination to leave your hotel booking until the last minute. Book a holiday package deal that includes your hotel stay or plan ahead to avoid disappointment
4. Wi-Fi: Christchurch has over free WiFi hotspots located across the city. All you need to do is connect to 'Telecom Free WiFi'.
5. Airport: Arriving and departing from Christchurch Airport is hassle-free. With only a single terminal for international and domestic flights, you don't have to worry about navigating through a huge building to reach the arrival or boarding gate.
6. Free Walking Tour: If you want to learn more about Christchurch's history, culture and architecture sign up for a free walking tour.
What Are the Best Places to Stay in Christchurch?
If it's your first-time travelling to Christchurch thanks to Webjet’s Christchurch holiday packages, you'll want to look at a hotel located within the heart of the city. Central Christchurch is packed with some of the top restaurants, trendy bars, historic landmarks and excellent museums. With so much to see and do, you can easily explore the city on foot or use the city's public transport system to get around faster. The centre of Christchurch is also a great place to stay for travellers buying Christchurch holiday packages on a budget. There are some great accommodation options in the area that won’t break the bank.
Look to Christchurch holiday packages with accommodation in Riccarton if you want to soak up the city's nightlife. It's a charming neighbourhood in Christchurch that is teeming with boutique shops, trendy bars and hip restaurants. Riccarton is also home to a large student population. For young tourists wanting to travel to New Zealand with Christchurch holiday packages, it's a great area to socialise and meet locals and other travellers alike. Once you're done exploring all the pubs and bars, don't miss out on visiting the Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market and the beautiful gardens of Riccarton House.
Merivale is an excellent option for tourists searching for Christchurch holiday packages that want to stay in a location that is both central and peaceful. Merivale is only a short trip away from the city centre by public transport, and there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and boutiques to discover on leisurely strolls. Some of the top restaurants in the area include the Vesuvio Jazz and Tapas Bar, Ace Wasabi and Saggio di Vio. Merivale is also one of the best places to stay for history lovers buying Christchurch holiday packages, as there are some buildings dating back to the 19th century scattered throughout the neighbourhood.
Are you buying Christchurch holiday packages for your next family holiday? Book a holiday package that includes a hotel in the seaside suburb of Sumner. This neighbourhood is located 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre and offers a more leisurely change of pace from city life. Here, families can enjoy walks on the beach, beautiful hiking trails, or even learn how to surf. One of the nearby attractions that is a must-do for any Christchurch holiday packages itinerary is the Christchurch Gondola. Jump into one of the cable cars to be taken to the summit of Port Hills and enjoy 360-degree views over the city.
What is the Best Way to Get Around Christchurch?
Take a taxi
Christchurch has metered taxi services and ride-sharing apps like Uber. It's a safe, convenient and fast way for tourists who purchase Christchurch holiday packages to get around, especially if you’re wanting to travel to locations that aren’t as easily accessible on foot or by public transport.
Use public transport
For a budget-friendly way to get around the city, use Christchurch's well-serviced public transportation system. To get the most out of your Christchurch holiday packages, it's a good idea to buy a MetroCard when you arrive.. You can then load up the card with a bit of money and then use it across all of Christchurch’s buses, trams and trains. The MetroCard also gives users a discounted rate, making it more affordable than buying single trip fares.
Hit the pavements
Christchurch is an excellent destination for travellers that love exploring a city on foot. Thanks to its compact size, visitors can easily navigate the city and get to most of the top sights and attractions without paying for transportation. Spring is one of the best times to travel on Christchurch holiday packages, as the parks and gardens around the city are in full bloom - making casual strolls and exploratory walks even more scenic.
Hire a bike
For a fast, eco-friendly way to get around Christchurch, hire a bike. Travellers with Christchurch holiday packages will find many bike rental stores in the CBD and have the option between road, hybrid and mountain bikes - perfect for any adventure that you have planned!
How much time should I spend in Christchurch?
Three to five days is the perfect amount of time to set aside when booking Christchurch holiday packages. This will allow you plenty of time to explore the city centre and also take a day trip or two to other parts of the Canterbury region. Are you looking to make your holiday a bit longer? Start off with three days at a hotel and accommodation in Christchurch, then make the most of Webjet’s rental car and hotel deals to continue exploring the Canterbury region for a further week. Set aside time to see some of the can’t-miss spots around Canterbury, including Hakatere Conservation Park, Akaroa, Arthur’s Pass National Park, Mount Cook, and Kaikoura.
What’s on in Christchurch?
Electric Avenue Festival
Book Christchurch holiday packages for travel in late February to attend one of the South Island’s hottest music festivals. The outdoor Electric Avenue Festival takes over Hagley Park for a day and features an impressive line-up of musicians across multiple stages. House and dance music are centrepieces of the festival, but you’ll also get to hear music from all different genres, including rock, indie, and hip hop. Travellers who book Christchurch packages to coincide with the festival will be treated to performances from both established artists and up-and-comers from around New Zealand.
Matariki celebrates the Maori New Year, and it’s an exciting time to travel on Christchurch accommodation and flight packages. The holiday is named after a cluster of stars that’s significant in Maori culture and takes to the sky in the middle of winter. Visitors can enjoy Matariki celebrations by holidaying on Christchurch packages between mid-June and mid-July. A variety of events pop up around Christchurch during the holiday, including cultural performances, storytelling sessions, live music, and a light display. There’s no better time than Matariki to plan your Christchurch holiday packages if you’re looking to take in plenty of Maori culture.
Enjoy a good laugh by timing your Christchurch holiday packages around the annual Comedy Carnival. It first hit the city in 2016 and has since grown to become one of New Zealand’s most beloved comedy events and the world’s southernmost comedy festival. Comedy Carnival takes over the city for 10 days and features a wide variety of domestic and international comedy acts. Shows start at just $5 NZD and the diverse line-up of acts means there’s something to appeal to all different senses of humour. Book Christchurch packages for travel in mid- to late November to attend Comedy Carnival.
South Island Food and Wine Festival
Do you consider yourself a bit of a foodie? You’ll find no better time to travel on Christchurch accommodation and flight packages than during the annual South Island Food and Wine Festival. The event pops up at Hagley Park for a day at the beginning of December. Some of the top food and wine producers from across the South Island set up booths around the park, and local musicians provide life music throughout the day. Come hungry as there’s so much incredible food to try! Just be sure to book your hotel and accommodation in Christchurch early as this is one of the city’s most popular annual events.