Destination guide

The friendly city of New Brighton awaits you

The beaches and parks provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in New Brighton. This welcoming city has many special qualities. New Brighton Beach and Canterbury Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around New Brighton

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that New Brighton has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Christchurch Golf Club (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Punting on the Avon (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Christchurch Gondola (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Hagley Golf Course (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in New Brighton

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, New Brighton is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New Brighton Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Rawhiti Domain (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Avon Heathcote Estuary (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Bottle Lake Forest Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Shag Rock (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Sumner Beach (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around New Brighton

The nearest airport is in Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), located 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around New Brighton?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11 holiday lettings around New Brighton. From 7 houses to 3 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to New Brighton?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in New Brighton:

  • Merivale: 48 holiday homes
  • Christchurch City Centre: 90 holiday homes
  • Burnside: 28 holiday homes
  • Riccarton: 36 holiday homes
  • Avonhead: 27 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to New Brighton? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in New Brighton. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Rawhiti Domain: 309 holiday lettings
  • Bridge of Remembrance: 313 holiday lettings
  • Northlands Shopping Centre: 314 holiday lettings
  • Rangiora Station: 257 holiday lettings
  • Hagley Park: 312 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around New Brighton listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in New Brighton?

Yes, of course. offers 7 Houses in New Brighton. Our other popular types of New Brighton holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Apartment: 3 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in New Brighton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in New Brighton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.