Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism Product Updates

Christchurch and Canterbury has a wealth of tourism product that captures the finest from the alps to the ocean. Keep abreast with the latest regional offerings and changes with our informative product updates.

Jucy Snooze pods

5 October 2016- The first in a multi-million dollar chain of upmarket pod hostels has opened in Christchurch. The Jucy Snooze pod prices start at $39, with the pricing model designed to offer flexibility to accommodate tourists wanting to stay overnight, or a reduced rate for those who just want a few hours sleep between connecting flights.

Emirates A380

6 September 2016 - Christchurch Airport is welcoming today’s announcement Emirates will soon fly the world’s largest passenger aircraft into Christchurch every day.

Holiday Inn Express

27 July 2016 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced it will add a new 120-room Holiday Inn Express hotel in Christchurch's city centre, to open in 2018.

Christchurch Convention Centre

29 June 2016 - Christchurch will regain its status as one of New Zealand’s top business events hubs when its new Convention Centre opens in late 2019.

Asiana Airlines

26 July 2016 - Demand from Korean travellers wanting to tour the South Island has led to a new charter service for the coming summer.

Lakestone Lodge

30 June 2016- Lakestone Lodge is a newly opened lodge situated between Lake Tekapo and Twizel with some of the most spectacular views in the country.

Fino Hotel & Suites

5 July 2016 - Fino Hotel & Suites will open later this month in central Christchurch.

Christchurch Airport

23 February 2016- Qantas to commence year round Christchurch-Brisbane flights

Christchurch Art Galley re-opening December

8 December 2015- Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu is finally home!

China Southern Airline

28 August 2015 - Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism (CCT) says new direct air services between China and Christchurch are a significant game-changer for tourism in the South Island.

The Cuban

10 December 2015- Hospitality continues to boom in the central city and surrounding areas, with new eateries and bars opening regularly.

All Stars room

12 November 2015- A new 300 bed central city budget hotel has opened and already has solid bookings through to April next year.

Shamarra Alpacas

9 December 2015 - For a fun day out with the family, head along to one of Canterbury’s many farm and wildlife experiences!

Wayfinding Towers

19 October 2015 - It'll soon be easier to find your way to exciting Central City destinations. The first of four wayfinding towers is being installed in the Central City today as part of Christchurch City Council's Transitional City work programme.

Sudima New Room

30 October- The re-opening of stage one of the Sudima Christchurch Airport, and the soon to be completed All Stars Inn on Bealey has brought more accommodation options for those visiting Christchurch.

Tekapo Springs New Pool

15 September 2015 - Tekapo Springs has announced plans to open three new cool pools this December.

Hanmer Springs $15 million redevelopment

26 August 2015 - Hanmer Springs proposes to build New Zealand’s first true European-style luxury day spas in a category one listed heritage building.


09 June 2015- The renaissance of Christchurch has continued with the Mantra Group opening the fully reconstructed BreakFree on Cashel, a 263 room hotel located at 165 Cashel Street, Christchurch this past April

Ramada Studio

6 February 2015- The four-star hotel offers a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments and will also feature an onsite Columbus Café.

Tram Restaurant

9 December 2014- Christchurch’s restaurant tram is set to restart its dinner service from Wednesday 10th December 2014.

Red Travel

12 December 2014 - Today Red Bus launched their new coach service brand - Red Travel. The company unveiled their new brand and fleet of coaches at an event this morning in Christchurch.

Hanmer Springs canoes

10 December 2014 - Take a journey down a beautiful and challenging mountain river with Hanmer Springs Canoes.

Jucy Snooze pods

10 December 2014 - An innovative new concept in short stay accommodation is set to ease a chronic room shortage in Christchurch – JUCY Snooze.

Forsyth Barr Building

4 December 2014 - IHG has signed a management agreement to develop the 200-room Crowne Plaza Christchurch


12 March 2014 - The environmental practices of the Kaikoura Community have been recognized by EarthCheck; and awarded Kaikoura Platinum Certification for Environmental Performance.

Tram Restaurant New Regent

Christchurch and Canterbury has a wealth of tourism product that captures the finest from the alps to the ocean. Keep abreast with the latest regional offerings and changes with our informative product updates.