For New Zealand’s second biggest city, Christchurch offers plenty of value accommodation options that will suit every kind of traveller. Staying in the Inner City of Christchurch, at one of the many hotels like The George or Eco Villa, will put you in the perfect position to wander to many of the city’s main attractions, cute cafes and shopping precincts.
On the outskirts of Christchurch is the eccentric suburb of Lyttelton where you can find a little cottage or Airbnb to base yourself while exploring the weekend farmers market, cool coffee spots and quirky stores. If you plan on hitting the road, hiring a campervan is a fantastic way to see the city before exploring the surrounding countryside. After a proper seaside retreat? Governors Bay Hotel in Governors Bay is a colonial beauty that’s ready and waiting to be your idyllic harbourside haven.
If you’re visiting to hit the slopes, there are plenty of lodges, holiday houses and resorts scattered around the super fun ski runs of Mt Hutt and the nearby town of Methven. So whether you’ve come to discover Christchurch or are using it as a gateway to the rest of the South Island, the city and its surrounds are filled with plenty of great places to stay.