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Compare Cheap Gold Coast to Christchurch Flights
Book your flights from Gold Coast (OOL) to Christchurch (CHC) and experience one of New Zealand's top destinations. With a non-stop flight time of 3 hours 15 minutes from OOL to CHC, it's an easy weekend break for families, couples or solo travellers. Nicknamed the ‘Garden City’, Christchurch is the perfect destination for Aussies looking for a mix of incredible natural scenery and a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. Christchurch is home to quirky pop-up stalls, speakeasy bars, and food trucks galore. Spend your days admiring the incredible street art, eating your weight in food or exploring Christchurch's nature trails. The city is surrounded by hiking routes that will take you past beautiful hikes, rivers, lakes, and the ocean.
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Best time to visit Christchurch
The best time to visit Christchurch
The best time to visit Christchurch depends on your interests. From December to February, the weather is perfect for lazy days at the beach. The only downside is that it’s high season, so you'll need to book your return flights from Gold Coast to Christchurch in advance to get the best prices. The blossoming flowers of spring transform the city between September and November. The summer crowds have yet to arrive, and you'll have an easier time finding cheap hotel rates. March to May is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit Christchurch. The autumn leaves line the streets and temperatures hover at a cool 18 °C during the day. If you're a winter sports enthusiast, book your trip between June and August. Explore the 13 ski areas and visit the natural thermal pools and alpine spa villages.
Departing From the Gold Coast
There are direct flights to Christchurch available from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) with Jetstar.
Gold Coast Airport (OOL) operates direct flights to Christchurch with Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand. The average flight time for a direct flight is 3 hours. There are also connecting flights via Melbourne and Sydney.
Getting to Gold Coast Airport
Keep your transportation costs down by taking the public bus to Gold Coast Airport. Translink runs a daily service from the CBD to the departure terminals. You can also take the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle Bus. It's an affordable door-to-door service that you split with other travellers. Another option available is to request a ride with Uber or hail a metered taxi. A one-way trip from Surfer's Paradise to the airport will cost around $30 to $60.
Parking at Gold Coast Airport
There are a variety of parking options at Gold Coast Airport. Choose the best option for your travel plans.
Where to Park at Gold Coast Airport
- Premium Covered Parking: For the utmost convenience at the airport, leave your car here. It's the closest option to the terminal building and comes with a private walkway to help you get to the check-in counters as fast as possible.
- Budget Parking: Keep your parking costs down by parking your vehicle here. Choose from covered and uncovered spots for $16 AUD per day.
Arriving in Christchurch
Christchurch International Airport (CHC) IS 12 km from the city centre. It's the second busiest transportation hub in the country and serves as a hub for regional airline Air New Zealand.
How to Get from Christchurch International Airport to Your Christchurch Hotel or Accommodation
The fastest way to get from Christchurch International Airport (CHC) to your hotel is with a taxi. Outside of the arrival terminals, you'll find two taxi ranks. A one-way ride will cost $45 to $65 NZD ($42 to $61 AUD), and you'll have to pay an airport pick-up charge of $5.50 NZD ($5.21 AUD). For a cheaper option, take one of the metro red buses. Tickets cost $8.50 NZD ($8 AUD) per person and the buses run at 30-minute intervals from the International Arrivals Hall. If you have too much luggage for public transportation, another alternative is a shuttle service. It's cheaper than a taxi as you'll split the fare with other passengers.
Things to do
Things to do in Christchurch
Take the TranzAlpine train
Hop on-board the TranzAlpine train for a five-hour journey across South Island. Along the way, you'll pass the impressive Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.
Explore the city's natural beauty
Spend a day at Taylor's Mistake or Sumner. Both are popular destinations for surfing. If you're more into rock climbing, head out to Port Hills, and tackle the routes by Albert Terrace or Cattlestop Crag.
Go on a street art tour
Christchurch is known as one of the best destinations in the world for street art. Sign up for a tour with a local guide or explore the city's creative masterpieces by yourself on a self-guided walk.