Get away from it all with flights to Christchurch
Tucked away on the South Island is the scenic city of Christchurch. The oldest established city in New Zealand, flights to Christchurch are offered by a number a airlines, including Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Emirates and Qantas.
Average flight time: About three hours from the east coast of Australia.
Daily flights from: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast.
Major airlines: Virgin Australia, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Emirates.
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Take a scenic tour
As one of the most picturesque places in New Zealand, taking one of the many organised tours is a great way to see all that this English-inspired city has to offer.
See more with a hire car
Take in the sights of the surrounding countryside and enjoy the convenience of a hire caras you cruise in comfort and style around the Christchurch city limits.
More destinations to discover
The South Island is blessed with natural beauty that changes dramatically from coast to highest peak with extraordinary valleys and plains in between. Whether you’re into food and wine, nature, extreme sports or cool city culture, you’ll find it on the South Island.
Surrounded by snowy peaks and nestled on the edge of glacial Lake Wakatipu, this gorgeous city is more than just a pretty face. Launch yourself into world-class skiing, off the planet’s very first bungy platform, down a zip line or out of a plane. Then tour the incredible Central Otago wine region.
A city with strong Scottish roots, Dunedin is a historic wonder, said to be one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the southern hemisphere. But it’s far from a museum piece. This is a buzzy university town and the centre of cutting-edge fashion design in New Zealand. Look out for the designer workshops peppered throughout the city’s beautiful old buildings.
Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of New Zealand’s South Island fiords. The ancient glacial formations are home to pristine forest and still, deep waters, teeming waterfalls and some of the most magical plays of sunlight and shadow you will ever see. You can go on any of the great walks, such as the Milford Track, canoe the sounds for an intimate water view, or take a scenic flight. Don’t miss Sutherland Falls, New Zealand’s highest.