Staycation in the City
Support local businesses and make your next holiday a staycation, right here in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
No jet-lag, no airports, no queues, barely any packing and a city full of gastro-delights, art, history, adventure and stunning natural beauty to explore – what more could you ask for from your next getaway?
Why have a Staycation?
One of the best things about a staycation is there’s no travel time involved. Every precious minute of your time – and possibly babysitting cover – will be well utilised. In just 24 hours you can get a great taste of what the new Christchurch is all about and feel refreshed to face the world.
Soak up the chillaxed vibe as you wander the City Promenade – its path winds lazily alongside the Avon River and takes you past the The Terrace, Victoria Square and her stunning fountains and onto the Margaret Mahy Playground. Or head up into the hills for a breath of fresh air and panoramic views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour and the endless Pacific Ocean.
Check our Great City Accommodation
There are some great options when looking for accommodation for the night. From inner city hotels to boutique accommodation, we have you covered. Explore our accommodation.
Visit the Attractions
Why not head along to the Christchurch Art Gallery for a few hours of culture, or visit the beautifully restored Arts Centre and Canterbury Museum or take a leisurely stroll through the Botanic Gardens and expansive Hagley Park. Explore all our activities and attractions.
Hit the Shops
Explore our bespoke and boutique shops as well as major brands in the heart of our city. It’s easy to spend a few hours checking out the retail offerings all within easy walking distance of each other. Explore Christchurch shopping.
ChristchurchNZ’s Explore Your Place campaign encourages locals to support their city and region, its businesses and ultimately save jobs.