Christchurch cruises destination information
|Christchurch itinerary and upcoming sailing dates|
|Dec 27, 2019||Australia and New Zealand, 14 nights||from $19778|
|Jan 4, 2020||South Pacific and the Land Down Under, 38 nights||from $41700|
|Jan 4, 2020||Viking World Wonders, 119 nights||from $123180|
|Jan 10, 2020||Australia and New Zealand, 14 nights||from $18226|
|Jan 24, 2020||Fly Stay Australia and New Zealand, 14 nights Cruise||from $9686|
|Jan 24, 2020||Australia and New Zealand , 14 nights||from $18808|
|Jan 24, 2020||Fly Stay New Zealand, 14 nights||from $9986|
|Feb 7, 2020||Australia and New Zealand, 14 nights||from $18226|
|Feb 21, 2020||Australia and New Zealand, 14 nights||from $18808|
|Mar 6, 2020||Fly Stay Australia and New Zealand, 14 nights Cruise||from $9592|
|Mar 6, 2020||Australia and New Zealand, 14 nights||from $18808|
|Oct 30, 2020||New Zealand, 11 nights||from $3608|
|Nov 9, 2020||Australia Tasmania and New Zealand, 14 nights||from $5720|
|Nov 10, 2020||New Zealand, 11 nights||from $3632|
|Nov 11, 2020||Australia and New Zealand, 14 nights||from $15510|
|Nov 21, 2020||New Zealand, 10 nights||from $3644|
|Nov 25, 2020||Australia and New Zealand, 14 nights||from $15898|
|Dec 1, 2020||New Zealand, 11 nights||from $2798|
|Dec 9, 2020||Australia and New Zealand, 14 nights||from $15898|
|Dec 10, 2020||Australia and New Zealand , 13 nights||from $6337|
The Stunning Main Port of Christchurch
Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country's third-largest urban area. It lies in Canterbury, near the centre of the east coast of the South Island, east of the Canterbury Plains.
The economic core of Christchurch is the agricultural industry. Dairying and cropping play important roles in Christchurch economy.Tourism is also a significant factor of the local economy.
Christchurch is served by Christchurch International Airport and by buses and trains. Vehicles, as they do throughout New Zealand and most Commonwealth Nations, drive on the left side of the road.
Places to visit:
• Cathedral Square
• The Christchurch Art Gallery
• Canterbury Museum
• Christchurch Botanical Gardens
• International Antarctic Centre
• Christchurch Casino
Christchurch has a dry temperate climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters. The temperature has ever reached to 41.6 °C in summer. In winter it is common for the temperature to fall below 0 °C.
Cruise Port: What to do in Christchurch
Cook 'N' With Gas Bistro
Cruise deals and fabulous cuisine are the keys to happiness. Fortunately, you’ll find both in Christchurch, and you simply can’t go past Cook ‘N’ With Gas Bistro for a meal to remember. Complement your holiday with a visit to this multi-award winning restaurant set in a historic villa. Serving up modern New Zealand dishes made from the freshest local ingredients and offering a beverage list featuring 200 national beers and wines, you’ll find the perfect pairing for your unique palate. Did we mention the service? Enjoy friendly banter and a jovial atmosphere when you dine at this fabulous Canterbury location.
Where: 23 Worcester Blvd, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Monday - Saturday 6 pm onwards (evenings only
Thursday - Saturday: 4 pm onwards
Sunday: 12 pm onwards (casual fare)
Alpine Jet Thrills
Ready to add a little adrenaline to your New Zealand adventure? Then jet boat with Alpine Jet Thrills. If you’re taking one of the numerous cruises which call in to Akaroa Harbour, this is a must. Alpine Jet Thrills operates from two different locations on the mighty 150km long Waimakariri River. Join the ride at their departure point just 20 minutes north of the Christchurch CBD near the sea, or from their Springfield departure point just 1 hour west of Christchurch in the alpine area. Alpine Jet Thrills has been delighting thrill seekers since 1984. As well as careening downriver at exhilarating speeds, you’ll have more serene moments as your jet boat driver provides an insightful commentary about the surrounding area, and you have the chance to capture stunning pictures to keep the memories fresh. With adrenaline and sightseeing tied up in one exciting bundle, it’s hard to think of a reason not to head to Alpine Jet Thrills when your ship berths in Akaroa Harbour.
Where: 5 Main N Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7691, New Zealand OR Otarama Road, Springfield, Canterbury, New Zealand
Open: 9am-5pm, 7 days a week (except Christmas Day) weather and river conditions permitting.
City Cycle Hire
Road trips are all very well, but exploring the beautiful cities and landscapes of New Zealand on a bike gives you a uniquely personal perspective on these amazing places. With bikes delivered to your accommodation and collected at the end of hire, City Cycle Hire makes it easy for those on cruises which drop by Christchurch to meander through the city or set out on epic adventures in the surrounding area. Those looking for something a little more thrilling from their cycling experience can even select a mountain biking adventure package which will see you taking a scenic ride on the Christchurch Gondola before being presented with a 24-speed mountain bike and choosing between an off-road mountain biking trail or an on-road scenic route.
Where: 20 Raymond Road, Bromley, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
Open: 7 days, 9am-5pm
Built more than 100 years ago, Dyers House is a boutique luxury hotel which has been tastefully modernised over the years while retaining the charm of its Edwardian heritage. Indulge a sumptuous bed and breakfast experience, complete with all sorts of little extras to add that special touch: luxurious furnishings, underfloor heating, free WiFi and a complimentary mini bar feature in each room. Set just 10 minutes drive from Christchurch city centre, you’ll be conveniently situated as well as entirely comfortable. While cruises frequently have shore excursions to Christchurch, you’ll need a little more time to enjoy this gorgeous place. Make your time in Christchurch truly special with a stay at the gorgeous Dyers House.
Where: 85 Dyers Pass Road, Cashmere, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Marchmont Gardens Bed and Breakfast
Not only is Hanmer Springs a stunningly beautiful corner of New Zealand, it’s also one of the best places in the country for a relaxation retreat. To make your stay even more serene, consider booking a spot at Marchmont Gardens. This lush bed and breakfast location will see you ensconced in a luxurious self-contained suite with breathtaking views of impeccably maintained gardens. Enjoy breakfast served in your own suite or out in the gardens, whichever you prefer, before making the 10 minute stroll into town to soak in the famous therapeutic springs, take to the scenic trails or walk up Conical Hill for stunning views of the Hanmer Basin and beyond. Get ready to really relax - Marchmont Gardens are waiting. Most cruises don’t really let you explore inland, so consider a longer stay to experience breathtaking Hanmer Springs.
Where: 123 Argelins Road, Hanmer Springs, Canterbury 7334, New Zealand
Cruises visiting Christchurch
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