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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Auckland - Christchurch JetStar Airways $59 One-way 17 March 6 days ago
Palmerston North - Christchurch Air New Zealand $64 One-way 29 May 6 days ago
Wellington - Christchurch JetStar Airways $70 One-way 03 July 10 days ago

Latest Christchurch flight searches

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Nadi to Christchurch flights Air New Zealand $802 Return 09 to 23 July Yesterday
Rotorua to Christchurch flights Air New Zealand $139 One-way 25 April Yesterday
Nelson to Christchurch flights Air New Zealand $103 One-way 24 April Yesterday
Blenheim to Christchurch flights Air New Zealand $255 Return 07 to 09 April 2 days ago
Wanaka to Christchurch flights Air New Zealand $421 Return 23 to 24 March 2 days ago
Picton to Christchurch flights S8 $401 Return 01 to 04 April 2 days ago
Port Moresby to Christchurch flights Qantas Airways $934 Return 26 February to 31 March 2 days ago
Learmouth to Christchurch flights Qantas Airways $1227 Return 21 April to 12 May 3 days ago
Queenstown to Christchurch flights Air New Zealand $148 One-way 05 May 4 days ago
Newcastle to Christchurch flights Virgin Australia $375 One-way 29 April 4 days ago

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 20
    Min 14 °C
    Max 25 °C
  • Tuesday 21
    Min 16 °C
    Max 29 °C
  • Wednesday 22
    Min 15 °C
    Max 26 °C
  • Thursday 23
    Min 11 °C
    Max 20 °C
  • Friday 24
    Min 13 °C
    Max 25 °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