Christchurch, Accommodation


  • Distinction Christchurch

    Christchurch's newest 4.5 star accommodation; Distinction Christchurch Hotel is NOW OPEN! Centrally located in Cathedral Square on the doorstep of some of Canterbury's top family a... read more

  • Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay

    Silverstream Alpaca Stud has available two luxurious self-contained farmstay units that sleep up to five persons per unit. Each unit has two bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge, modern ki... read more

  • Terrace Downs Resort - Canterbury

    This luxurious family-friendly resort is under an hour from Christchurch airport and just 20 minutes to Mt Hutt ski field and nearby Methven ski village. Our superb, family-friendl... read more

  • Arrowsmith Station

    Arrowsmith Station is a working high country property on the shores of Lake Heron in the Ashburton Gorge. Offering a variety of accommodation options and activities to suits all ages, stages and budgets. From a Luxury Lodge which sleeps 12, a self contained woolshed for large groups, to a campground. BBQ, spa and Sky TV cinema available in the TV lounge.

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  • Christchurch Kiwi Holiday Park

    Christchurch Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels is a small, friendly holiday park within a garden setting. We offer a variety of motels, self contained units and cabins, plus power and tent sites.
    Amenities include a camp kitchen, guest laundry, barbeque area, shower/toilet facilities (disability shower and toilet), swimming pool, children's playground, TV lounge and WiFi (1 hour free).
    The park is ideally situated for visitors wishing to visit the city centre which is five minutes by car. Also close to Sumner Beach, Lyttelton, The Tannery, Eastgate and Palms Shopping Centres, Christchurch Gondola, Port Hills for biking and walking and the Windsurfing Park. Within walking distance of supermarkets, restaurants and takeaways.

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  • Amross Court Motor Lodge

    We are within walking distance to City Centre, Casino,Convention Centre, Arts Centre, Hagley Park, Hospitals and Good Restaurants.
    A short drive to the airport.
    Our studio, one and two bedroom apartments are all very spacious and affordable. A full well equipped kitchen with microwave, cooktop or range, bathroom with shower, hair dryer. Twin or super king size beds, phone, wireless broadband in units. Cot, babybath and high chair available. Continental breakfast available, delivered to your units.Secure FREE well lit off street parking.

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  • 219 on Johns Motel and Holiday Park

    Located just 10 minutes north of Christchurch International Airport and providing a range of low cost accommodation choices, your family has the choice of self contained family and studio motel units, family chalets, campervan or caravan sites and tent sites. A children's playground is located onsite. Opposite is The Groynes Recreation Area, a great place for families with walkways, picnic areas and dog exercise area.

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  • The Diplomat Motel

    Located in the heart of Merivale and a 5 minute drive from the City Centre. Offering spacious Studio and 2 Bedroom units in a garden setting. All units with full kitchens and bathrooms, Sky TV and free wireless Internet. Solar heated swimming pool and a hot Spa is available to our guests and we have a small children's playground as well as BBQ facilities.

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  • Peppers Clearwater

    Peppers Clearwater Resort is nestled on a magnificent lake just 15 minutes from the heart of Christchurch and its re-emerging attractions. The resort is conveniently located just seven minutes from Christchurch airport. You simply cannot go past this magical Christchurch accommodation option; not only is it perfect for families wishing to stay close to the airport, but it's an absolutely delightful option in its own right, and still so close to everything! Clearwater is set amongst 9km of walking and biking trails, next door to the family-friendly recreation and kids' fishing venue, The Groynes. There is also tennis, petanque and golf onsite, a gorgeous restaurant, fabulous room service menu, childminding available and booking desk for all your other holiday activities. WIth one, two or three bedroom suites right on the water, you won't know you're so close to the city - why would you stay anywhere else?

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  • Amber Kiwi Holiday Park

    Amber Kiwi Holiday Park is a small Holiday Park centrally located between the Christchurch Airport & downtown Christchurch. As Christchurch’s closest Holiday Park to the CBD, we have a bus stop at the gate so we couldn’t be more convenient. Set on sheltered, landscaped grounds with ultra-clean facilities. We are owner-operators and we take personal responsibility to ensure that your stay with us is a happy one.
    We offer a comprehensive range of accommodation to cater for families, groups and independent travellers. These include Ensuite Tourist Cabins and Studio Tourist Flats, One Bedroom Park Motels and Two Bedroom Park Motels for families.

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  • Merivale Manor

    Luxurious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Every detail has been taken care of to provide the ultimate in comfort and tranquility for the discerning family travellers. Features include underfloor heating, wide screen plasma TVs in lounge and every bedroom, DVD and stereo, fully equipped granite kitchen fitted with the latest appliances and private, sunny balconies. High Chairs and kids' movies are available on request. We're well situated just minutes from shops, restaurants and bars, and just 1.5km from city centre (free shuttle service available in evenings.) Qualmark rated 4 star+

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  • Lorenzo Motor Lodge

    If you're coming to Christchurch and need a great place to stay, you're looking at the right location.
    You can choose your accommodation from 12 superior, quality and comfort,well appointed rooms, all with King or Queen size beds, dressed in superb Sheridan linen. Sit back and relax on your balcony, catch some sun in your own courtyard, prepare a lite meal in your kitchenette, surf with our free service high speed internet, enjoy 50+ Sky Channels ,or soak the stress away in your double spa bath. Plus Air conditioning in every unit.

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  • Arthurs Court Motor Lodge

    Arthurs Court Motor Lodge was the first official Qualmark rated 5 star and Enviro Gold motel in NZ to receive this double accolade, which makes this accommodation choice one of not only superior comfort but quality for your family. There is a fantastic range of one and two bedroom family apartments on offer including studio units that have every added convenience a family could need, making it an enjoyable home away from home. Add a great location only minutes’ drive from many attractions and a supermarket that is 2 minutes’ walk away, there is also a lovely outdoor area with children’s play area, gazebo and BBQ for you to enjoy.

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  • Pete's Farmstay - Rangiora

    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 ... read more

  • Heritage Christchurch

    Great central city location, and with a superb selection of either their 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suites, you will be spoilt for choice. Bringing the kids to stay over? They'll eat breakfast free with every paying adult at Heritage Hotels during weekends and school holidays! Children also receive 50% off full retail of the full lunch and dinner menus, or from kids menus. Children under 5 receive all meals free from the kids menus only too.

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  • Ashleigh Court Motel

    For central Christchurch accommodation, you'll be delighted with the gardens, tranquility and space surrounding Ashleigh Court Motel. Your peaceful apartment is surrounded by trees and you are just minutes away from CBD, shops and restaurants. We can even rent out bikes for you and your family to explore the nearby 407 acres of Hagley Park. Accommodation options include one and two bedroom units, two bedroom apartments and three bedroom townhouses so you can settle in, enjoy the comfort and independence of 'home style' accommodation and discover the Christchurch attractions on your doorstep!

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  • Garden City Motel

    Our centrally located motel caters well for families. With a choice of 1 and 2 bedroom units (sleeps 1 - 5). We also have 2 wheelchair access units. All units are self contained and most have generous kitchens, with fridge/freezers, ovens and microwaves. The units have their own heatpumps/air conditioning and there is free WiFi, Sky TV and off street parking. All of our units are smoke free. We are located 10 minutes from Christchurch Airport and approximately 5 minutes from Northwood Super Centre and Northlands Mall. Just around the corner is a range of superb restaurants and our location makes us an ideal choice for those wanting easy and close access to Burwood Hospital, Bottle Lake Forest, Willowbank, Orana Park and the Antarctic Centre.

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  • Garden Hotel

    The Garden Hotel, with suites sleeping up to five people, is located in the eastern Christchurch suburb of Shirley 10 mins from CBD. Offering hotel and motel facilities, including 2 bedroom units suitable for all budgets. budgets.WE are a large complex with Cafe Atua and The Garden Restaurant (buffet style)on site.  Ample parking, WiFi, Sky channels we offer competitive rates and look forward to welcoming you to The Garden Hotel.

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  • Christchurch TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Christchurch TOP 10 Holiday Park is the largest accommodation provider in the city, offering the cream of the crop as far as places to stay in the Garden City. We provide affordable accommodation for motor home travellers, families,school and sports groups. Christchurch TOP 10 Holiday Park (formerly Meadow Park) is a favourite spot for family holidays.

    We offer so much more than a traditional motel/holiday park complex, with spacious grounds, play equipment, jumping pillows and a covered pool for your family to enjoy amongst our many park facilities. We welcome you to check out the Park for yourself on your next visit to Christchurch.

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  • North South Holiday Park

    We're set in quiet, park surroundings, yet only 5 minutes from Christchurch Airport (courtesy transport available). We offer powered sites, standard cabins and cabins with ensuite (sleep up to 8) or motel units sleeping up to 6 (2 sep bedrooms). Park facilities include on-site shop, tennis courts (including separate children's court), pedal quad bikes (suitable for adults and children), outdoor swimming pool, sauna, adventure playground, TV room, reading room, car wash, linen hire and BBQ. We're also close to Groynes - the family recreation reserve, the famous Antarctic Centre, two wildlife parks, adventure mini golf, wineries and shopping malls.

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  • BreakFree on Cashel

    Offering all of the facilities that you would expect in a modern hotel, BreakFree on Cashel is ideally located in the Christchurch CBD so you can walk to many of the city’s sights.
    BreakFree on Cashel features pod style rooms which include FREE WIFI.  The City Urban Family Pod is 24sqm, with natural light and views over the city, the separate bedroom features 1 king bed and 2 bunk beds (4 single beds), wireless internet, LCD smart TV with cable channels, in rooms movies, ensuite with shower only.

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  • Vita Nova

    Vita Nova Motel in Riccarton, Christchurch provides high-quality motel accommodation and brand new facilities. Conveniently located in the thriving area of Riccarton, we are within walking distance of parks, two shopping malls and dozens of restaurants and cafes. It is easy for you to see many of the city's attractions, either on foot or by using public transport. We have 11 units and five different types of rooms, perfect for a family or group holiday. Disabled facilities are also provided.

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  • Comfort Inn Riccarton

    Welcome to Comfort Inn Riccarton (formerly Best Western Clyde On Riccarton), a friendly and affordable Christchurch motel offering one, two and three bedroom apartments.
    Comfort Inn Riccarton offers 25 quiet, modern, self-contained apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes, Sky TV and free WiFi. This Christchurch motel's additional amenities include BBQ facilities, guest laundry, off-street parking and a playground for children.

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  • Chardonnay Motor Lodge

    Chardonnay Motor Lodge accommodation Christchurch is a 4 Star modern complex set in spacious grounds with award winning gardens – ideal for kids to run around! Our one-bedroom units sleep up to four guests and our awesome location is a winner for families: we're right at the gateway to the Groynes recreation area - popular with all ages for biking, fishing, picnics and BBQs. Onsite facilities include playground with trampoline, petanque, pushbikes available, baby furniture and free WiFi.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Bay of Islands
  • Whangarei
  • Tauranga
  • Central Plateau
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Kapati
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Invercargill
  • Stewart Island
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


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 that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.