Flights to Christchurch

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Flights to Christchurch land at Christchurch International Airport, the first to be built in New Zealand. It is located in the suburb of Harewood and around half an hour's drive from the city centre. There are frequent bus transfers into the town. The first port of call for any visitor should be the Cardboard Cathedral, a temporary structure built to replace the original cathedral which was destroyed in the earthquake of 2010. Other things to do in Christchurch include:

  • Exploring local history and Antarctic exhibitions at the Canterbury Museum
  • A visit to Orana Wildlife Park, the largest in New Zealand
  • Visiting the port town of Lyttelton with its stunning setting
  • Hiring a punt and gliding down the River Avon
  • Having an adventurous go at white-water rafting
Once you've booked your cheap flights to Christchurch it's easy to find good value accommodation in the city. Hotels in Christchurch range from clean and safe backpacker hostels to motels and bed and breakfasts, both in the town itself and in the surrounding countryside. If you plan on staying more than a couple of weeks look out for furnished apartments in the city centre.

It is a good idea to rent a car in Christchurch as the city is so easy to navigate with its grid system. Having your own vehicle also gives you the freedom to get out into the beautiful New Zealand countryside. For the best deals reserve your car when you book your flights to Christchurch. Taking a drive along the scenic route of Summit Road is recommended. It gives you breathtaking views of Pegasus Bay and the Southern Alps.

Flights to Christchurch - Best prices

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Wellington - Christchurch JetStar Airways $44 One-way 30 November 9 days ago
Auckland - Christchurch JetStar Airways $49 One-way 23 September 8 days ago
Queenstown - Christchurch Air New Zealand $68 One-way 08 August Yesterday

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With cheap flights to Christchurch available from many Australian airports it's a great time to take a break in this South Island city. The British Victorian heritage of Christchurch is shown in the number of its fine old buildings, many in the neo-Gothic style. The River Avon meanders quietly through the city and is the perfect place for tranquil walks away from the bustle of the centre.

Weather forecast for Christchurch
  • Monday 27
    Min 9 °C
    Max 16 °C
  • Tuesday 28
    Min 12 °C
    Max 20 °C
  • Wednesday 29
    Min 11 °C
    Max 24 °C
  • Thursday 30
    Min 12 °C
    Max 25 °C
  • Friday 31
    Min 15 °C
    Max 27 °C
Climate in Christchurch
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    Rain (mm)
    Days of rain
  • January
    17 °C
    16.00
    6
  • February
    17 °C
    12.00
    5
  • March
    15 °C
    17.00
    6
  • April
    12 °C
    18.00
    6
  • May
    9 °C
    18.00
    6
  • June
    6 °C
    20.00
    7
  • July
    6 °C
    18.00
    5
  • August
    7 °C
    21.00
    6
  • September
    9 °C
    16.00
    5
  • October
    11 °C
    13.00
    5
  • November
    13 °C
    15.00
    4
  • December
    15 °C
    19.00
    5