Facts With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel. Christchurch has hundreds of entertainment and activity ideas to suit the family – the kids can learn to climb, kayak or for a unique feel of Christchurch the family can take a ride by punt or balloon. A perfect base to explore further afield, Christchurch boasts skifields within an hour’s drive, surfing in Sumner, swimming with dolphins in Akaroa or relaxing in hot natural pools in nearby Hanmer Springs. Check out Kidz Go Christchurch for activities, dining, events, skiing with kids and everything else your family will need to holiday in Christchurch.
CHRISTCHURCH FAMILY ACCOMMODATION We've researched dozens of accommodation options for your family travel to New Zealand. Whether you're heading for a hotel, campground, holiday park, motel, holiday home, self catering apartments or kiwi farmstay, we list options that welcome famiiles. Check out our great 'family stuff' pages for heaps of extras offered by the accommodation on these pages. NOTE Where nightly rates have been specified, these are minimum prices based on accommodation for 2 adults plus one extra. Prices do vary, depending on the time of year, length of stay and seasonal offers. This is a guide only. All establishments recommend booking ahead. We advise you to personally contact establishments for up to date information to suit the accommodation needs of your family.
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- 45 Mairaki Road, Fernside RD1, Rangiora, New Zealand
- 0800 313 518
- +64 3 313 5180
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Enjoy a typical Kiwi experience at Pete's Farm. This is a working sheep and cattle farm and you're invited to watch the shearing and sheep dog demo, feed our friendly farm animals or visit our new lambs (lambing season is July to October). We're located in Canterbury, just 25 - 30 minutes from Christchurch city and airport, and well-positioned for excursions to Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, West Coast and local ski fields. Enjoy stunning views of the mighty Southern Alps from our front garden, while the beaches are just 15 minutes drive away! Dinner available on request. Airport pick ups available. On-site activities include Farm Tour and visit to our farm wool shop.
Qualmark rated 4*plus
Accommodation: the house can accommodate up to 9 people in 4 bedrooms. We have a family room and guest lounge, playground and trampoline.
The self-contained cottage has 2 bedrooms. ... more