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Most Christchurch hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Christchurch Vacation

Does Expedia have vacation package deals to Christchurch?

Yes! Considered securing a Christchurch vacation package? It's really easy with Expedia, and you'll be able to buy some fancy dinners or presents for your friends back home with the cash you save.

How much can I save with a Christchurch vacation package?

Reserve a travel package on Expedia and save as much as $583*.

Can I choose my airline with a Christchurch Expedia vacation package?

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Do I lose money if I change my mind after I have booked my Christchurch vacation package?

You don't have to worry about postponing your group's travel itinerary, as we don't charge additional cancellation fees for almost all of our reservations.

What are the best places to visit in Christchurch?

Getting excited about your trip to Christchurch? Like a few pointers about what to do when you're there? That's where we come in!

There's no need to worry about feeling bored in this bustling city. New Brighton Beach and Mona Vale will keep you on the go. International Antarctic Centre and the Canterbury Museum are also some popular attractions that won't disappoint you.

It's hard to visualize how people in the past functioned at home without all the conveniences we use today. Go behind the doors of Riccarton House and find out exactly how they did. Visitors in this destination have an abundance of choice. Take a picnic blanket, look for a cool spot and spend the afternoon in the refreshing garden breezes at Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Still have time on your hands? Over the years, countless great thinkers and visionaries have studied within the walls of University of Canterbury. Learn about its long history and accomplishments, and walk through the campus during a tour.

What are the most popular activities for a Christchurch vacation?

You don't have to stay in deluxe hotels or fly at the pointy end of the plane to have an incredible vacation. Just dive into all the fun things you can do while you're there!

This place has a huge range of activities. Here are some suggestions to kick start your trip to Christchurch:

If you'd rather take a look at a comprehensive list of activities, jump onto our Christchurch things to do page.

What types of accommodations are available in Christchurch?

Getting cozy places to stay is crucial when it comes to planning luxury getaways or cheap vacations. Luckily, Christchurch offers 162 accommodations, so you'll have plenty to choose from.

It's not every week you get to spend time away, so why not treat yourself to a night or two in a fancy room at the Dyers House (85 Dyers Pass Road) or the Clearview Lodge (8 Clearwater Avenue, Harewood)? With fantastic service and first-rate amenities, you're bound to feel like a VIP! If traveling on the cheap is more to your liking, you (and your piggy bank) might like the Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel (338 Lincoln Road), or the YMCA Christchurch Hostel (12 Hereford Street).

Is there an airport in Christchurch?

Get through security, shuffle onboard, cram your bags into the overhead locker and get comfy! Your well-deserved trip to Christchurch is only a plane ride away. After the wheels touch down at Christchurch International Airport (CHC), you'll find yourself 6 miles from all the main streets.



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Best Lodging Options Near Christchurch

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Rydges Latimer Christchurch $76
Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020
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Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
     
    4.5 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    A nicely decorated, perfectly clean room. Very comfortable beds.

    Crowne Plaza Christchurch $68
    Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020
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    Crowne Plaza Christchurch

    Crowne Plaza Christchurch

    764 Colombo Street, Christchurch
       
      4.6 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nice modern rooms, some of the other guests were very noisy, more sound proofing needed.

      Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch $73
      Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020
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      Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

      Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

      166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
         
        4.4 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Excellent and friendly staff. We experienced an "electrical incident" which required most of the power being cut for an hour or so mid evening.Staff could not do enough to ensure our comfort and safely, was very impressed with them

        Southwark Hotel & Apartments $35
        Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020
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        Southwark Hotel & Apartments

        Southwark Hotel & Apartments

        25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
           
          4.2 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Great use of space. Perfect for myself & friend. Had a great stay. Everything we needed. Great location. Thank you.

          Pavilions Hotel $74
          Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020
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          Pavilions Hotel

          Pavilions Hotel

          42 Papanui Road, Christchurch
             
            4.2 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Great location friendly staff nice wee cosy bar & delish food!

            BreakFree on Cashel $40
            Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020
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            BreakFree on Cashel

            BreakFree on Cashel

            165 Cashel Street, Christchurch
               
              4.0 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Tidy room at reasonable price. The staff at the reception were great. Walkable to both Little High and Riverside Market for restaurants.

              Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square $68
              Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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              Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

              Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

              50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
                 
                4.3 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                The location of the Novatel Christchurch Cathedral Square is perfect, within walking distance to everything in the CBD. Rooms are modern and clean and ours had a stunning view of Christchurch and the distant hills. But it's the staff that really make this place shine. They bent over backwards to ...

                Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton
                Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020
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                Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

                Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

                189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch
                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  12pm checkout, comfortable bed, clean, nice location.

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