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Destination guide

Choose a holiday rental for your Christchurch getaway

The area's museums and cathedral are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Christchurch. Renowned for its gardens, local tours and parks, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Canterbury Museum and International Antarctic Centre. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Christchurch

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Christchurch a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Punting on the Avon (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Hagley Golf Course (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Christchurch Golf Club (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Christchurch Adventure Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Russley Golf Club (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Christchurch

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Christchurch is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New Brighton Beach (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Hagley Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Hagley Cricket Oval (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Canterbury Agricultural Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Avon Heathcote Estuary (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Christchurch

Fly into Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from the city centre.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Christchurch Railway Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Christchurch City?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 334 holiday lettings around Christchurch City. From 53 flats & apartments to 181 houses, 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 Christchurch City?

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 Christchurch City:

  • Sydenham: 29 holiday homes
  • Riccarton: 38 holiday homes
  • Ilam: 34 holiday homes
  • Burnside: 29 holiday homes
  • Christchurch Central: 97 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 Christchurch City?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Christchurch City. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bridge of Remembrance: 343 holiday lettings
  • New Brighton Beach: 339 holiday lettings
  • Northlands Shopping Centre: 343 holiday lettings
  • Hagley Park: 344 holiday lettings
  • Merivale Mall: 344 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Christchurch City listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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 Flats in Christchurch City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 53 Flats in Christchurch City. Our other popular types of Christchurch City holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 181 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 35 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 63 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Christchurch City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 26 holiday homes with pool available in Christchurch City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.