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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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Christchurch City?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 358 house rentals around Christchurch City. From 197 Houses to 63 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Christchurch City is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling 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: 113 vacation rentals
  • Sydenham: 35 vacation rentals
  • Strowan: 31 vacation rentals
  • Edgeware: 76 vacation rentals
  • Burnside: 28 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Christchurch City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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:

  • Omarino Wine Park: 357 home rentals
  • Christchurch Casino: 358 home rentals
  • Mona Vale: 357 home rentals
  • Wilding Park: 357 home rentals
  • Barbadoes Street Cemetry: 360 home 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 197 Houses in Christchurch City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Christchurch City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 63 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 30 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 30 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes 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 21 vacation homes with pool available in Christchurch City.