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Christchurch is definitely open for business! Now in recovery mode from the earthquakes there is plenty to see and do, and so far as accommodation in concerned, it is only a few of the central city hotels that remain closed.
So, come and enjoy the parks and gardens for which the city is renowned.
In fact, some of the recovery initiatives, such as the fascinating “Pop up mall” and the “Cardboard Cathedral” in the central city are attractions in themselves and well worth visiting.
Be sure to put a visit to the Antarctic Centre on your list of “must do’s”. For a superb experience and stunning view of the Southern Alps, take an early morning hot air balloon trip.
Christchurch is the starting point for the famed Trans Alpine train excursion. It is also home to two significant wildlife reserves, at Orana Park and Willowbank.
Notable golf courses abound and Banks Peninsular will captivate you too. In fact you might want to overnight in picturesque Akaroa with its fine cafes, restaurants and dolphin experience trips.
Prices from $425 to $395 per couple
1.4 Hours driving from Christchurch
Built in 1878 Beaufort House a 2 storey homestead originally a property of 5 acres, was converted to a guest house in 1903, a theme that continues today.
The original servants quarters are located high in the native area, leading by a foot bridge to the boutique vineyard. Beaufort House has terraced gardens with areas of the 1880's garden remaining, an imposing 1860 Pohutukawa tree and 1878 landmark Bunyah Tree of some 25metres in height.
Sharon and Noel purchased the property in 2012 after the Christchurch earthquakes, they have a background in hospitality previously owning a fine dining Restaurant in the city for 9 yrs.
Both have interesting hobbies and interests, Sharon an antique collector of 40 years and Noel a sailor compassing the globe, his yacht Roaring Meg safely moored in the Akaroa harbour.
Beaufort House extends 5 bedrooms as accommodation, a guest sitting room and formal dining area. The house is furnished in a English/French style ... everything has a purpose and is enjoyed, down to the strains of music from the wind up gramophone. Hosted evening wine and canapes are served each evening, with a full breakfast option at breakfast. Sharon sets the table with her love of vintage china silver and white linen.
Guests are welcome to meander the grounds, with many areas to relax be on the wide sunny verandahs or a visit beyond. Sharon and Noel enjoy the company of their guests, are well travelled themselves and always have a story or two to share.
Prices from $130 to $150 per couple
12 mins from Airport, City Centre 10 mins
Garden Bed and Breakfast has just one guest room with separate external access. Perfect for current Social Distancing !!
Garden Bed and Breakfast offers traditional B & B accommodation with everything the modern traveller requires. Our enviable location offers easy access to Christchurch International Airport, Motorways North, South and West, City centre . Numerable cafes, restaurants and shopping options are nearby. Our Breakfasts are memorable and highly rated. The Garden Room provides hi-speed wifi, flat screen TV with Sky channels, fridge, complimentary tea, coffee and our famous shortbread, patio facing garden, off street parking, and airport/train station pickups available. We are also right on the bus route to City.
We look forward to meeting you.
Prices from $160 to $200 per couple
35 Minutes from Christchurch, 50 minutes from airport
Only 35 minutes drive from Christchurch city, or an 8 minute ferry ride from Lyttelton, (pick up by arrangement) Diamond Harbour Lodge is surrounded by the volcanic hills of Lyttelton Harbour. Enjoy the yacht races, shipping movements and even the occasional dolphin from your room. Your en suite has under floor heating, heated towel rails and towelling robes. Fresh fruit and chocolates on arrival, a balcony off each room (including the lounge), two comfortable lounge chairs to relax in and enjoy the view complete your relaxation. Each room has TV/DVD player, the lounge has a CD player , a spotting scope, board games and a large selection of books.
Walk the cliff track to the village, play tennis or golf at Charteris Bay or simply relax and unwind.
Prices from $125 to $180 per couple
10 min from Diamond Harbour, 55 mins from Chch CBD, 1.15 from Chch Airport
Keirangi (Camp Bay), located in Lyttelton Harbour is steeped in history
...its loaded with tales of french occupation, Maori vegetable gardens and brutal conditions of early European settlement.
The farm is 306 hectares, ranges from mainly steep tussock covered native pastures, thick with over-sown clovers to flat hilltops and rolling home paddocks. We have two humble historic huts to stay in. The Fisherman's Hut and Little Port Cooper School House.
The Fishermans Hut - was built during the depression in the early 1930's, clad in old pressed out Kerosene cans and restored for families wanting to quickly escape.
Set right on the rocky coastline, feel isolated and off the grid and take in the sea air, yet only 45mins from Christchurch CBD. Relax, explore the rocky shores, fish and visit the beaches close by, maybe even spot a few dolphins if you are lucky. Hike the Old Pak Track to Little Port Cooper and enjoy the serenity.
The Little Port Cooper School House - This is our remote farm hut.
Very historic building, built in 1883.
Basic & naked tramping & camping hut. Enjoy the remoteness, the fishing, trekking, diving, relaxation, the safe sandy beach, native bush, holding paddocks and trough for horses, sea kayaking and so much more! Start with a 1.5hr - 2.5hr tramp over to Little Port Cooper from the Keirangi Homestead, then enjoy a dip in the Bay and the humble historic stay in the Ole School house.
Prices from $275 to $325 per couple
1.5 hours from Christchurch
Banks House is a historic two storey property, close to all village amenities offering 4 bedrooms each unique, included in the tarrif is a hosted substantial European buffet breakfast.
All rooms are ensuited, three being in the main house upstairs, with views to the Harbour or volanic rim. A large deck on the top level has access for guests to enjoy the sun, views and native bird song. The private 'Garden Room' a retreat in a corner of the property.
Banks House is furnished in a English traditional style, tranquil location, established gardens, off street parking and complimentary wi-fi is available.
Beaufort House Akaroa is a sister property of Banks House www.beauforthouse.co.nz