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)
How to get there

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 48 vacation rentals near Merivale. From 19 Houses to 15 Condos/Apartments, 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.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Merivale?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Merivale:

  • Christchurch Central: 96 vacation rentals
  • Avonhead: 26 vacation rentals
  • Sydenham: 28 vacation rentals
  • Riccarton: 31 vacation rentals
  • Burnside: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Merivale?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Merivale. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Merivale Mall: 309 vacation rentals
  • Pioneer Women's Memorial: 309 vacation rentals
  • Sign of the Takahe: 309 vacation rentals
  • Tramway: 309 vacation rentals
  • New Brighton Beach: 307 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Merivale listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Merivale?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 19 Houses in Merivale. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Merivale include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 15 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows 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 45 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Merivale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.