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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch

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Introduction

The ‘Garden City' of Christchurch is the second largest city in New Zealand and the gateway to the Canterbury region and other parts of the South Island. It has long been regarded as the country's most English city, with neo-gothic architecture, a winding river, punting students and weeping willows making it a most enchanting city.

While its charming colonial centre was damaged in an earthquake in 2011, a rebuilding project took place and the beauty of the area wasn't diminished.

The international airport remains the arrival point for most South Island visitors and, from here, it is easy to venture out to the unaffected Banks Peninsula. Perhaps make for Mount Cook on a self-drive or explore the many highlights of the central South Island.

Special offers in Christchurch

Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,405 pp

Special
offer

Flight & free car hire offer – Save up to £570 pp
Book by: 10 May 2018

With boutique hotel stays and car hire included throughout, this curated road trip perfectly showcases the unique cultures and natural wonders of New Zealand's North and South islands.

Cultural Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,710 pp

Special
offer

Flight & free car hire offer – Save up to £555 pp
Book by: 10 May 2018

A tip-to-toe tour of New Zealand, taking in the best of its landscapes and culture, and calling into filming locations from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Wilderness Highlights of New Zealand

23-day tailor-made self-drive from £5,285 pp

Special
offer

Flight & free car hire offer – Save up to £700 pp
Book by: 10 May 2018

Discover the spectacular landscapes of New Zealand's north and south islands on this fly-drive holiday, which includes a journey across the Southern Alps aboard the iconic TranzAlpine Express.

Culinary Highlights of New Zealand

25-day tailor-made self-drive from £6,045 pp

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offer

Free car hire offer – Save up to £410 pp
Book by: 31 May 2018

With a focus on food and wine, this luxury fly-drive covers many of New Zealand's highlights, taking in the everything from the rolling vineyards of Hawke's Bay to the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps.

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Top itineraries in Christchurch

Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,405 pp

Special
offer

Flight & free car hire offer – Save up to £570 pp
Book by: 10 May 2018

With boutique hotel stays and car hire included throughout, this curated road trip perfectly showcases the unique cultures and natural wonders of New Zealand's North and South islands.

Cultural Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,710 pp

Special
offer

Flight & free car hire offer – Save up to £555 pp
Book by: 10 May 2018

A tip-to-toe tour of New Zealand, taking in the best of its landscapes and culture, and calling into filming locations from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

New Zealand by Motorhome

20-day motorhome self-drive from £3,900 pp incl. flights

From the subtropical beaches of the Bay of Islands, the geothermal pools of Rotorua and wine lands of Hawke's Bay to the majestic glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef and the towering peaks of the Southern Alps, New Zealand is home to some of the world's most spectacular driving routes.

Wilderness Highlights of New Zealand

23-day tailor-made self-drive from £5,285 pp

Special
offer

Flight & free car hire offer – Save up to £700 pp
Book by: 10 May 2018

Discover the spectacular landscapes of New Zealand's north and south islands on this fly-drive holiday, which includes a journey across the Southern Alps aboard the iconic TranzAlpine Express.

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Top places to stay in Christchurch

Otahuna Lodge, Christchurch

Small & intimate lodge

Built in 1895 for Sir Heaton Rhodes, Otahuna Lodge is a stylish and elegant Victorian mansion set with beautiful manicured gardens on the outskirts of Christchurch on New Zealand's stunning South Island.

Annandale, Akaroa

Accommodation

This ultra luxurious lodge sets the highest possible standards and in service, facilities, location and cuisine; four individual villas located on a working farm in a remote region of coastal beauty around an hours’ drive from Christchurch.

The George, Christchurch

Small & intimate hotel

This member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World is best known for its innovative dining experiences and contemporary style.

The Classic Villa, Christchurch

Small & intimate b&b

This is a New Zealand welcome complemented by city-centre Italian style that dates back to the turn of the century.

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Meet our Christchurch experts

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0614 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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