Christchurch, New Zealand Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

For most international travelers, Christchurch is more of a transit hub than a destination unto itself. It’s the largest city on the super-scenic South Island, so many visitors will begin and/or end their trip here. The city is still famously recovering from the devastating earthquakes in 2011, so visitors are likely to see some damage and a lot of rebuilding for years to come.

Why Visit Christchurch

Christchurch Facts

Population 366,000
Area 379,000
Timezone UTC+12
Currency New Zealand dollar
Airports Christchurch International Airport (CHC)

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Christchurch

Budget breakfastCoffee, pastries and more await you at many of the local cafes.$4.75 - $7.59
Budget lunchFor lunch you can choose from sit down restaurants or places to get a quick bite to eat.$6.33 - $11.39
Budget dinnerDinner is more of a formal event with higher prices but there are still places around that serve great food at very reasonable prices.$8.23 - $15.82
BeerBoth domestic and imported beer tends to be on the more expensive side whether sold at a restaurant or bar.$5.06 - $6.96
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WHEN TO VISIT Christchurch

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January72542.0
February70542.0
March66502.0
April63462.0
May57392.0
June52362.0
July50343.0
August54362.0
September57412.0
October63452.0
November66482.0
December68522.0

Christchurch WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar7:32am7:41pm
21 Jun8:03am4:59pm
21 Sep6:22am6:25pm
21 Dec5:44am9:10pm

Where to stay in Christchurch

Christchurch Hotel Seasons

Christchurch Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar16.46 - 20.89
starstarstarstarstar70.89 - 89.24
starstarstarstarstar79.11 - 125.32
starstarstarstarstar108.86 - 159.49
starstarstarstarstar84.81 - 134.18
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Christchurch Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed15.82 - 20.25

WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER