Holidays to Christchurch

New Zealand
Established by stiff upper lipped English settlers and known as the Garden City for its abundance of trees, Christchurch is a friendly city situated at the edge of the Canterbury plains. In February of 2011, this hardy city on New Zealand's South Island was devastated by an earthquake. The recovery …

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How to get to Christchurch

Here's what you need to know about getting to Christchurch. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Christchurch takes 1 day, 3 hours, 30 minutes.

When to go to Christchurch

Typical Holiday Price

£1308 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Christchurch varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - April is the cheapest month to go to Christchurch.

Where to stay in Christchurch

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Christchurch, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Christchurch

Will Ellis | FlickrChristchurch Botanic Gardens
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
whistler1984 | FlickrCathedral Square
Cathedral Square
Yvonne Brett | Trip by SkyscannerInternational Antarctic Centre
International Antarctic Centre
elisfanclub | FlickrSumner Beach
Sumner Beach
fletchy182 | FlickrChristchurch Gondola
Christchurch Gondola
Liang GE | Trip by SkyscannerPunting On The Avon
Punting On The Avon
Kevin Picholo | Trip by SkyscannerCanterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum
hisayo | Trip by SkyscannerHagley Park
Hagley Park
ghewgill | FlickrGovernors Bay
Governors Bay
Liang GE | Trip by SkyscannerAvon river kayaking
Avon river kayaking

Reviews of Christchurch

Jacob Jacob
Jacob Jacob

It's my home city, beautiful place to take in the kiwi city life. From Christchurch you can go almost anywhere full of science views your eyes wont believe!

Yvonne Brett
Yvonne BrettSan Diego

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Christchurch! So many wonderful outdoor activities like kayaking on the Avon River, spending time in the park, and heading to the outskirts for some beautiful hikes. The residents have gone through some trying times lately like the earthquake of 2011, and more recently the attack on the mosque, but in spite of all that, they have kept up their indomitable spirit and the love of their town keeps them steadfast.

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City

Christchurch is still in somewhat rebuilding mode, from past earthquake. Pleasant to walk around the center, saw Cathedral Square, Canterbury museum and central shopping area.


A challenging place to live if you are used to having a city to explore and weekend options, but lots of outdoorsy stuff nearby makes it popular. The city is slowly building itself back up and it will be interesting to see how it looks in years to come. To be fair to Christchurch I have spent most of my time here working brutal hours on the rebuild so my ability to explore wholeheartedly has been rather compromised!

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