Destination guide

The friendly city of New Brighton awaits you

The beaches and parks provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in New Brighton. This welcoming city has many special qualities. New Brighton Beach and Canterbury Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around New Brighton

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that New Brighton has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Christchurch Golf Club (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Punting on the Avon (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Christchurch Gondola (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Hagley Golf Course (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in New Brighton

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, New Brighton is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New Brighton Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Rawhiti Domain (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Avon Heathcote Estuary (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Bottle Lake Forest Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Shag Rock (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Sumner Beach (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around New Brighton

The nearest airport is in Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), located 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around New Brighton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 9 vacation rentals near New Brighton. From 5 Houses to 4 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 New Brighton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • New Brighton Beach: 317 vacation rentals
  • Lyttelton Harbour: 390 vacation rentals
  • Christ's College: 318 vacation rentals
  • Canterbury Earthquake Memorial: 319 vacation rentals
  • Sumner Beach: 334 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New Brighton 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 New Brighton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 5 Houses in New Brighton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New Brighton include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4 rentals available
  • Studios: 4 rentals available

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 6 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in New Brighton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.