Christchurch is the largest city in New Zealand's South Island, established in the mid-nineteenth century. It is considered to be the most English of all cities in New Zealand traditionally. You would come across several arts institutions, old buildings and modern high-rises while exploring the city. It got its nickname 'The Garden City' owing to the presence of many public parks and beautifully-crafted residential gardens.
Best time to visit Christchurch
Autumn from March to May and spring from September to November are the best times to be in Christchurch. Daytime temperatures during these seasons rarely exceed the 36-Degree Celsius mark, making them ideal for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. You can also get cheap flights to Christchurch and the best deals on room rates of hotels if you make your bookings in advance.
Getting to Christchurch from London
The city is served by Christchurch International Airport located in the Harewood suburb, which is the main airport that serves this city. You can take flights to Christchurch offered by leading airlines from London’s Heathrow Airport, such as Qantas Airways and Singapore Airlines. Alternatively, you can also consider taking connecting flights operated by certain airlines to reach the city from London.
Hotels in Christchurch
Best Western Plus Fino Hotel and Suites is an elegant hotel located close to the airport. It has 52 soundproofed rooms provided with the latest amenities like free Wi-Fi in public areas, a restaurant, coffee shop and valet parking. You can also choose to stay at the Ibis hotel, which has 155 rooms that offer excellent facilities like wired internet and television with cable channels.
Popular attractions in Christchurch
Located in the heart of Christchurch is Canterbury Museum, which gives you the opportunity to explore the natural and cultural history of this region. Another interesting place to visit is the International Antarctic Centre, which provides visitors of all ages with an exciting experience of Antarctica in a simulated environment. You can explore many such attractions with the amount saved from cheap tickets to Christchurch offered by Lowest2.
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