What to see and do in Christchurch

Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre

One of New Zealand's best tourist attractions, the International Antarctic Centre near Christchurch Airport provides for visitors of all ages.


Willowbank Wildlife

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch is one of the top New Zealand visitor attractions where you will experience New Zealand wildlife.

Christchurch Gondola

Christchurch Gondola

Welcome aboard the Christchurch Gondola, the first and only gondola in Christchurch City, and one of the most popular Christchurch attractions.

Blackcat Cruises

Black Cat Cruises

Just near Christchurch, in New Zealand's South Island, the Black Cat Group cruises the scenic harbours of Akaroa and Lyttelton daily.

Location: Close to Christchurch Airport

Ascot Vale Motor Lodge is just ten minutes drive from Christchurch airport, five to ten minutes to the city centre, railway station, Westpac Arena, Addington Raceway and Christchurch Public Hospital.

A five-minute drive will take you to the heart of Riccarton, with its popular Westfield Shopping Mall, movie theatres, supermarkets, banks and a diverse range of restaurants, bars and cafes. Only two minutes walk to Canterbury University. There are many superb restaurants and cafes adjacent.

Phone/Fax: +64 3 348 0207
296 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand


Christchurch city is not only a fantastic place to visit, but from here you can easily access the heart of the South Island.

Travel north for hot pools, vineyards and oceanic wildlife encounters. A journey west could mean a train trip over the Southern Alps, to discover rainforest and glaciers. Head south and discover our beautiful high country, topped off by Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain.

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