Compare Cheap Flights to Christchurch, New Zealand
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Major Events and Festivals
Plan your flights to Christchurch for early December to enjoy the South Island Wine and Food Festival. The festival hosts more than 40 wineries from around the South Island and features food stalls for perfect pairings. Sign up for seminars when so you can taste and learn more about what makes each wine special. The festival also features live demonstrations from some of New Zealand’s top chefs. If live music and dancing is your idea of an amazing holiday, book tickets to Christchurch for January and take part in the World Buskers Festival. The vibrant display of dancers and world-famous artists makes the Busker Festival in Christchurch one of the most coveted festivals in New Zealand. Tickets for most of the big-name artists must be purchased in advance. If you missed the opportunity to snap up a spot at one of the premier concerts with your flights to Christchurch, there is a host of street performances and activities you can see throughout the 10-day event. Travelling to in early March can set you up for the Christchurch Lantern Festival. This festival is a derivative of the Chinese New Year festival that takes place in late February and features customary Chinese traditions such as music and dancing. Bring your family and friends along on flights to Christchurch to dance beneath vibrant Chinese lanterns, watch live performances, see an incredible fireworks display, and eat a variety of foods. Even if you’re travelling on business to Christchurch International Airport (CHC), catching a glimpse of this two-day festival can be the highlight of your trip. If you’re planning cheap flights to Christchurch with your kids for winter holidays, check out the Kids Fest in July. The festival is dedicated to keeping children active and happy during their school holidays and is filled with hands-on activities and adventures.
Landmarks and Monuments You Can’t Miss
Travellers on flights to Christchurch can look forward to a plethora of pretty gardens and green spaces throughout the city. Dubbed the “Garden City,” it’s no surprise that the Christchurch Botanic Gardens sits at the top of the list of must see attractions. More than 1 million visitors stroll through the gardens each year. If you’re planning return flights to Christchurch for a romantic getaway, the small rivers and lakes within the garden grounds create the perfect backdrop for a sunset picnic. The Canterbury plains, gorges and valleys of the Waimakariri River, and the majestic peaks of the Alps encompass the TranzAlpine railway and attract visitors from across the world. Arrange tickets on this incredible journey when you book cheap flights to Christchurch and enjoy every element of New Zealand’s rich landscape. Head to the Canterbury Museum to add cultural and historical enrichment to your flights to Christchurch. Inside the free museum you’ll discover the rare Maori artefacts along with more than 1,000 pāua shells embellishing the walls of the famous Pāua Shell House. Natural history enthusiasts will want to visit the museums expansive exhibit from the age of Antarctic exploration. No matter who you’re arranging airfare to Christchurch with, create a lifetime’s worth of memories on a gondola ride. The Christchurch Gondola allows for incredible 360-degree views of the city and is a favourite landmark for visitors on holiday flights to Christchurch. The relaxing journey to the summit of Port Hills features views of the Southern Alps, Lyttelton Harbour, and Canterbury Plains. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can skip the gondola ride and hike up one of the many trails to the peal of Port Hills. At the summit, you can peruse the gift shops, hop on the exciting Time Tunnel Ride, or simply take in the incredible views of the city.
The Best Time to Visit
Summer flights to Christchurch are popular with tourists from around the world. The long summer days and pleasant temperatures averaging 22°C act as a beacon to adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts looking for a grand holiday. If you’re planning to visit in the busy summer season, it’s best to arrange hotels, excursions, and your airfare to Christchurch well in advance. Crowds dissipate as students return to school and the weather cools off in autumn. Daily temperatures range between 8 to 18°C and may also include an afternoon rain shower. Even with the rains, if you’re booking cheap flights to Christchurch you’ll find the colourful city full of activity. Avid skiers and snowboarders looking for tickets to Christchurch for the June and July ski season should book well in advance. Beginning late May, prices of hotels, activities, and flights to Christchurch begin to spike as crowds pour in for the winter wonderland. No matter what activity you choose in winter, bring a heavy coat and pack plenty of layers as temperatures can get as low as 3°C. Crowds thin out as the snow thaws with spring’s warmer weather. Daily highs can reach up to 17°C and see plenty of sunshine. Spring return flights to Christchurch are the best for seeing the colourful flowers and trees in full bloom.