Destination guide

The friendly area of Papanui awaits your stay

Experience the unique character of Papanui with a stay in a vacation home rental. Travelers like the shopping, cafés and spas in this welcoming and walkable city. Riccarton House and Canterbury Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Papanui

Are you searching for 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 Papanui a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Hagley Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Omarino Wine Park (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Russley Golf Club (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Punting on the Avon (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Papanui

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Papanui is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New Brighton Beach (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Hagley Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Hagley Cricket Oval (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • The Groynes (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Riccarton Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Papanui

The nearest airport is in Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), located 3.5 mi (5.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Papanui?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 18 vacation rentals near Papanui. From 14 Houses to 2 Guest houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Papanui for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Papanui:

  • Christchurch Central: 99 vacation rentals
  • Avonhead: 27 vacation rentals
  • Sydenham: 26 vacation rentals
  • Riccarton: 32 vacation rentals
  • Burnside: 30 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 Papanui?

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

  • Northlands Shopping Centre: 317 vacation rentals
  • New Brighton Beach: 315 vacation rentals
  • Sumner Beach: 336 vacation rentals
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens: 316 vacation rentals
  • True and Daring Winery: 270 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Papanui 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 Papanui?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 14 Houses in Papanui. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Papanui include:

  • Guest houses: 2 rentals available

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 18 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Papanui. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.