Stay at our Holiday Inn® hotels in Christchurch to discover this sophisticated city. You’ll be right the heart of it all in Cathedral Square, where visitors admire the soaring cathedral spires from casual taverns and sidewalk cafes.
Our hotels in Christchurch put the city’s top attractions within easy reach. View the breathtaking glass-and-steel city center from atop the ornately carved Christchurch Cathedral tower, with the glittering Pacific Ocean and snow-capped Southern Alps beyond. Curving glass walls embrace the Christchurch Art Gallery and its 5,500 New Zealand artworks, ranging from 19th-century landscape paintings and etchings to striking 21st-century kinetic sculptures. See Christchurch as the ducks do, gliding along the Avon River on a wooden punt through the city center. Float beneath weeping willows, past office towers and picnickers on manicured park lawns en route to the Pacific.
More than 80 wineries lie just a short drive from our Christchurch hotels. Head out of the city center to nearby Tai Tapu Valley to sample some of New Zealand’s finest vintages, from crisp, citrusy sauvignon blanc to smooth pinot noir. Order a bottle of local wine at dinner on bustling Oxford Terrace, known to locals simply as “The Strip.” Menus in this central Christchurch neighborhood are packed with fresh-caught seafood and locally raised lamb. Before you return to our hotels in Christchurch, visit the neon-lit streets of South of Lichfield Square, where trendy clubs light up the New Zealand night into the wee hours of the morning.
Reserve space in our Holiday Inn hotels in Christchurch in January for a carnival of street theater, live comedy and music at the World Busker’s Festival. In winter, ski the knee-deep powder on the five slopes of Arthur’s Pass, all less than two hours away.