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If your trip to Christchurch is all locked in but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.
Take in the best of what this place has to offer by adding Canterbury Museum and Mona Vale to your must-see list. If you've got some extra time, take a look at Riccarton House and New Brighton Beach as well.
Plan a stop at Cathedral Square. It's one attraction you'll usually find on travelers' must-do lists. Chalice and Christchurch I-SITE are also not far away and worth a pit stop.
You'll want to check out nearby Akaroa. What's 28 miles when you've got a set of wheels? The road trip there is half the fun! Explore the area beginning with St Patrick's Catholic Church, Giant's House and Linton The Giant House. Don't miss Waipara either! Just 34 miles away, Torlesse Wines, Weka Pass Railway and Waipara Springs Winery are essential stops here.
No matter whether it's sunny or rainy, you'll be able to visit the lovely beaches near Christchurch from behind the wheel of your rental car. As you draw near to the ocean, keep an eye out for seabirds flying over these glorious stretches of coastline:
Networking and chatting with lots of new people can be exhausting. So if you're traveling to Christchurch for a work trip, you'll be pleased to learn that there are some terrific places to rest and relax near these popular convention centers:
Here's a round-up of our top tips if you're looking to score the best price on a rental car:
Having your own car in Christchurch will give you more freedom to go wherever you like. Maybe you're in the mood to head out of town, hit the country roads, and see where the wind takes you. If so, book one of our mid-size or full-size SUVs and discover the rolling hills in the surrounding area. If you just want to experience city life, something small is a good idea. Zipping around heavy traffic and busy streets will be a lot less stressful with a mini or compact car.
Sometimes it's all about the journey, which makes your car choice important. If you're planning an amazing road trip around Christchurch, a robust and stylish SUV could be the best solution. If you'd like the cheapest price possible and plan on staying mostly in the city, a versatile compact is a smart pick. All you need to do is work out what's the best fit, throw your bags in the back seat, and hit the wide, open road.