Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Merivale

Enjoy the museums and other features of Merivale. This city is romantic and welcoming, recognized for its gardens, local tours and cafés. Canterbury Museum and Riccarton House are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Merivale

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Merivale a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hagley Golf Course (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Punting on the Avon (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Christchurch Golf Club (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Russley Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Omarino Wine Park (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Merivale

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Merivale is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New Brighton Beach (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Hagley Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Hagley Cricket Oval (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Canterbury Agricultural Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Riccarton Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)

Transportation options to and around Merivale

Fly into Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.4 mi (7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Merivale?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 56 vacation rentals near Merivale. From 23 Houses to 3 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Merivale for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Merivale?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 23 Houses in Merivale. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Merivale include:

  • Bungalows: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Merivale?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 50 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Merivale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.