There’s no better place to start your adventure through New Zealand’s South Island than Christchurch. Beloved for its English roots, it promises a charming, laid-back city break, where punting along the Avon River and picnicking in the Botanic Gardens is the order of the day. Animal lovers should head for the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve or Orana Wildlife Park, while those interested in the city’s recovery from the devastating 2011 earthquake will find the Quake City museum enlightening. However you want to experience The Garden City, our Travel Experts can tailor make a holiday to suit you.
Popular Christchurch Holidays
Many of our tailor-made South Island holidays called Journeys spend time in Christchurch. Why? Because it’s a fascinating, culture-filled city, that pulls together green landscapes, laid-back living and an abundance of museums and art galleries, all the while being a great jumping off point for the rest of the country. From here you can roam the rest of the South Island, or even fly to Wellington in the North in just 50 minutes. Embark on one of our Christchurch Journeys and you’ll experience the best of the city in your itinerary, which also includes flights, accommodation, transfers and car hire where required. What more could you want from a holiday?
Christchurch Holiday Types
Immerse yourself in a city break here, discover the wildlife, or start your Journey around the rest of New Zealand’s South Island… our range of Christchurch holidays has something for everyone – get inspired with our holiday types below.
More about Christchurch
Currency: New Zealand dollar
Flight time: London to Christchurch flight time is 24 hours and will include a stopover.
Visas: British citizens require a Visitor Visa, which you can apply for online.
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required
Top 3 Things to Do in Christchurch
- Visit the Quake City Museum
- Go punting along the Avon River
- Discover the native and exotic plants of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
When to Go to Christchurch
Located in the southern hemisphere, Christchurch’s seasons are the opposite of those in the UK. Its summers fall between December and February and its winters from June to August. Overall, the city enjoys a dry, temperate climate with cool winters and warm summers. It’s possible to travel here all year-round, including the snowy depths of winter, depending on your interests.
Why Book Your Christchurch Holiday With Flight Centre
Christchurch Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made Christchurch holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.
Local knowledge: With Experts in Christchurch and in the UK, we know the city inside-out. Many of our Experts are from, have lived in or been to the city, so know exactly what to include to create your perfect trip.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Christchurch holiday with us you’ll have access to our dedicated Travel Butler concierge service and our 24/7 Emergency Assistance phoneline.