Discover Christchurch’s world-class heritage and experience the cathedral at its most beautiful on a guided tour. Explore the intricate carvings, awe-inspiring stained glass and beautiful collections – learn about the history of the cathedral, its enduring significance and the Cathedral’s remarkable architecture and workmanship.
Tours depart at regular intervals throughout the day – visit the onsite information desk to book. Please note the Picture Gallery is not included in your multimedia guide tour ticket and requires a separate admission charge.
Distinction Christchurch Hotel
The Distinction Christchurch Hotel is a stylish sanctuary fronting a rejuvenated Cathedral Square in the heart of the city. The property is a 4.5-star hotel that has 179 elegantly designed luxury rooms. Its rooms have en suite bathrooms and are equipped with modern devices. Guests can also cook their own meals in the kitchens attached to their rooms.
The onsite restaurant, Gumption, serves contemporary food and offers breakfast and dinner. Alternatively, there are several restaurants and cafes nearby where you can enjoy a range of cuisines. The hotel is a perfect choice for those who are looking for a luxurious and affordable accommodation in Christchurch.
Rooms at this upscale accommodation feature kitchens with stovetops, ovens, and dining areas. They also have flat screen TVs for in-room entertainment. In addition, all rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, and washing machine. Guests can also purchase drinks and snacks from the on-site convenience store.
The hotel has a lobby and conference facilities to accommodate small and large groups. It is a great option for business travellers and tourists alike. In addition, it has an excellent location near the Avon River and Botanical Gardens. It is a short walk to the temporary church “Cardboard Cathedral” and is only a 15-minute drive from Christchurch Airport. It is also close to the Maori galleries “Canterbury Museum”. The hotel offers a variety of amenities that make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.
Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral is a beautiful historic building that attracts visitors from all over the world. Its beautiful architecture and stunning stained glass windows are a sight to behold. It is also home to many interesting and unusual artifacts. The Cathedral also hosts many events and services throughout the year, including Citizenship Services and weddings. There is plenty to see and do at the cathedral, from exploring The Crypt to experiencing the world-famous bells.
The cathedral is well known for its amazing collection of historical artifacts. Its most prized possession is a royal plate given to the cathedral by King William III in 1697 as a thanksgiving for his victory at the Battle of the Boyne. The cathedral is also home to a medieval crypt and a rare 14th-century copy of Magna Carta Hiberniae.
The cathedral has a number of different departments, and the staff is led by the Dean. The cathedral is also home to the Christ Church Cathedral Academy, an international school for grades preK through 8, and the Diocese Pastoral Center. The campus also includes the Freed Performing Arts Theatre, world-class art and spiritual exhibits, Crean Tower and its 52-bell carillon, and Cathedral Memorial Gardens. Christ Church Cathedral is located in the heart of downtown Nelson and is easily accessible by public transportation, taxis, and rental cars.
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Embrace the heart of New Zealand with this premium adventure. Explore Christchurch, dubbed the Garden City for its beautiful parks and lively waterfront, as well as Auckland, blessed with a cosmopolitan feel; Wellington, the capital with its stunning parliamentary buildings and ferries sailing through Doubtful Sound; and Queenstown, where you can thrill to bungee jumping or enjoy the many scenic walks.
Stay at the Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton and experience this unique destination firsthand. This boutique property is centrally located, just steps away from restaurants and overlooking Hagley Park. Guests can dine at the award-winning 50 Bistro and delight in afternoon high tea service. All 192 rooms are individually furnished with refrigerators and DVD players, and feature complimentary wireless Internet access.
Tour the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on a guided walk with a knowledgeable guide and get up close to some of the spectacular collections. Enjoy a 45 to 60 minute tour of the Mona Vale or Rose Garden or, if you’re visiting from October through April, join in on seasonal walking tours.
Get a taste of the local culture with a visit to Canterbury Museum, only 3.8 km from Quality Hotel Elms. Learn about the region’s art history and admire collections from famous artists. You can also hop aboard the Christchurch Gondola for panoramic views of the Alps and Christchurch City.
Located within a 20-minute walk of Christchurch Gondola and less than a 30-minute drive from 185 Empty White Chairs Memorial Park, Apartments 118 provides a comfortable base while visiting Christchurch. It also offers free WiFi, 2 guest laundries and parking on site.
All rooms are equipped with a microwave, tea and coffee making facilities and an ensuite bathroom with a shower. A refrigerator and a flat-screen TV are also provided.
In the evening, guests are welcome to relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, conveniently located for those who want to unwind after a long day. A continental breakfast is available daily for a small fee.
There are a variety of restaurants and cafés nearby, where you can tuck into seafood dishes. The hotel is also within walking distance of Edgeware Takeaways.
The staff at the on-site restaurant are available to help you choose from a range of delicious dishes. Alternatively, you can dine in your room at the self-catering option available.
You can get all the information you need about local attractions from the helpful staff at Apartments 118. They are happy to recommend the best places to visit, as well as provide you with information on how to get there. You can also find out about the area from the in-house tour guide. The property is close to a range of popular sights, such as Christchurch CBD and Westfield Riccarton Shopping Centre. 3D tour Christchurch