Christchurch, New Zealand Hotels and City Guide

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Christchurch - Travel Tips

Christchurch Travel Tips


The Christchurch and Canterbury region is one of New Zealand’s best options for food lovers, as plenty of eateries offering everything from delicious lamb and Crayfish (lobster) to fresh vegetables and excellent wines are located throughout the region. When dining, it is often better to use cutlery rather than using one’s fingers, although certain dishes are better enjoyed when eaten in the latter manner.

Tipping Advice

In Christchurch, tipping for service isn’t expected - although if one feels the service is excellent, offering a small sum as gratuity is considered to be polite.

Visitor Essentials


Christchurch requires a valid passport from all visitors. A number of countries have reciprocal arrangements whereby a visa is not required for visits shorter than three months. Before visiting, please check if your country is among them. Others are adviced to apply for visas at least three months prior to their visits.

Credit Cards

Most hotels, restaurants, shops, and car rentals in Christchurch accept all major credit cards. International credit cards may be used to withdraw cash from automated teller machines, providing the card is encoded with a Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Health Risks

Although there are no snakes or dangerous animals in New Zealand, visitors should be aware of the following health risks:

Sandflies - in wet areas, particularly in Fiordland, sandflies can be pests, but are effectively controlled by use of an insect repellent.

Sunburn - New Zealand’s clear, unpolluted atmosphere and relatively low latitudes produce sunlight stronger than much of Europe and North America, so be prepared to wear hats and sun block if you plan to be out in the sun for more than 15 to 20 minutes.

Giardia - Giardia is a water-borne parasite causing diarrhoea. To avoid contracting it, water from lakes, ponds or rivers must be boiled before drinking.

Hotels in Christchurch, New Zealand

City Centre Christchurch

City Centre Christchurch

Cashel & High Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

Hotel DescriptionClick here to view a video of the hotelChristchurch, gateway to the beautiful South Island of New Zealand and right in the heart of the city is Holiday Inn City Centre Christchurch hotel. The hotel is ideally located for the business traveller,...

Holiday Inn On Avon Christchurch

Holiday Inn On Avon Christchurch

356 Oxford Terrace Christchurch 8001 NEW ZEALAND

Full Business centre - 8:00 am to 5:30 pm The Hotel has a total of 7 meeting&banqueting rooms with capacities ranging from 10 to 200 guests. Each conference room is fully air-conditioned&has its own"Press for Assistance"Button, this allowing the guests...

Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Corner Kilmore&Durham Streets,PO Box 1544,Christchurch,New Zealand

Full Business centre - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm The hotel has four gallery rooms: Gallery A, Gallery B, Gallery C and Gallery D. They are divided off by sliding doors which means this room can be divided into one large room or four smaller rooms. We also have...


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