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Christchurch Airport (CHC)

The largest city on New Zealand's South Island and the capital of the Canterbury region, Christchurch is a vibrant city known for its quintessentially English feel. Following the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 that left much of the city devastated, today visitors will find a passionate city undergoing urban regeneration. Famous for its art institutions, beautiful Botanic Gardens in Hagley Park, picturesque bays and villages, and the idyllic Avon River, the Garden City is also the gateway to many spectacular natural attractions of the region. From Arthur's Pass, the highest route through the Southern Alps, and the historic French and British settlement of Akaroa, to Aoraki Mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand, there are endless sights and activities to keep you entertained. Ensure your trip to or from Christchurch gets off to a great start by booking your airport transfer on today.

Christchurch International Airport has an interesting history; in 1950 it became New Zealand's first international airport, and in 1953 it hosted the 'Great London to Christchurch Air Race', the first time the route was completed in under 24 hours. As the aerial gateway to the Antarctic, it's only fitting that the International Antarctic Centre is located next to the airport. At this popular attraction, visitors can experience the snow and ice of Antarctica. The airport is now the second busiest airport in the country by passenger count, serving more than six million passengers every year, and is located 12 kilometres northwest of the city centre in the suburb of Harewood. Book your airport transfer on to avoid airport parking fees and taxi queues, and save yourself the worry of navigating a new city.

Christchurch International Airport has one main terminal for both domestic and international flights. Free WiFi is available throughout the airport as well as ATMs and Travelex kiosks for any last minute currency needs. If you can squeeze in some pre-flight entertainment, travellers with children should visit Time Zone to check out the exciting games on offer. For those needing to post a card before their flight, there is a post box on level one. For some quick retail therapy or more dine-in options, Spitfire Square is a retail hub located near the entrance of the airport, and offers a variety of shops and restaurants, a supermarket and a fitness centre.

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Top things to do in and around Christchurch

  • Drive through Arthurs Pass National Park; Arthur's Pass is the highest pass across the Southern Alps, and offers superb views of beech forests, rivers and soaring peaks. If you prefer not to drive, take a trip on the TranzAlpine train for an unforgettably scenic ride. The TranzAlpine is one of the world's great train journeys and covers 223km (139 miles) from Christchurch to Greymouth.
  • Wander through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens located in Hagley Park, where you'll find a large collection of flora and fauna.
  • Punt along the iconic Avon River, which flows through the heart of the city and passes by pretty woodlands and leafy banks.
  • Learn about the history of Christchurch and its nearby regions at the Canterbury Museum, and discover the cultural and natural heritage of New Zealand.
  • Head to Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand's only open-range zoo, which offers an exciting range of animal encounters on its 80 hectares of land.
  • Explore Akaroa, a charming French settlement with colourful galleries, pretty gardens, a magnificent harbour, historic cottages and authentic French cuisine.
  • Road trip to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and see New Zealand's longest glacier, the Tasman Glacier, and the highest mountain, Mt Cook, with your own eyes.

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