Destination guide

Choose a vacation rental for your Christchurch getaway

The area's museums and cathedral are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Christchurch. Renowned for its gardens, local tours and parks, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Canterbury Museum and International Antarctic Centre. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Christchurch

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

  • Punting on the Avon (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Hagley Golf Course (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Christchurch Golf Club (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Christchurch Adventure Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Russley Golf Club (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Christchurch

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Christchurch is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New Brighton Beach (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Hagley Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Hagley Cricket Oval (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Canterbury Agricultural Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Avon Heathcote Estuary (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Christchurch

Fly into Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Christchurch Railway Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Christchurch City?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 318 vacation rentals near Christchurch City. From 167 Houses to 58 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Christchurch City are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Christchurch City?

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 Christchurch City:

  • Christchurch Central: 96 vacation rentals
  • Avonhead: 27 vacation rentals
  • Sydenham: 29 vacation rentals
  • Riccarton: 33 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 Christchurch City?

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

  • New Brighton Beach: 315 vacation rentals
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens: 317 vacation rentals
  • Merivale Mall: 318 vacation rentals
  • Christchurch I-SITE: 317 vacation rentals
  • Christchurch Railway Station: 319 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Christchurch City 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 Christchurch City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 167 Houses in Christchurch City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Christchurch City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 58 rentals available
  • Cottages: 30 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 30 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 pool in Christchurch City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 17 vacation rentals with pool available in Christchurch City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.