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A trip to Canberra can include a host of outdoor activities as well as educational excursions. Pay homage to fallen Aussies and learn of their triumphs at the War Museum or discover how money is made at the Australian Mint. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a trip to Lake Burley Griffin will not disappoint. If you’re travelling on business, unwind in the Botanic Gardens surrounded by serene landscapes. No matter your reason for visiting the Australian capital, save money before you leave New Zealand by booking cheap flights from Christchurch to Canberra on Webjet.
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The best time to visit Canberra
Canberra is known for having clear blue skies and plenty of clean fresh air. While the cold weather of the winter months’ keeps most of the crowds away, it is a great time to score deals on cheap flights from Christchurch to Canberra. And don’t worry about things to do, Canberra has plenty of indoor activities to keep you entertained. The city blooms into life during the spring. Warmer weather along with green landscape and flowers in bloom drive crowds back to the city. Summers are hot and dry with day time temperatures reaching a pleasant 27°C (81°F). The warm temperatures and dry conditions give way for an entire season of outdoor and water activities at Lake Burley Griffin and throughout the city. Autumn temperatures cool down, but that doesn’t stop the crowds. The landscape changing across the region makes for great photos and dry weather means all the outdoor excursions can continue.
Departing From Christchurch
Emirates Air, Qantas, and Air New Zealand fly from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Canberra Airport (CBR) in a little more than seven hours. The trip includes one stopover in Sydney (SYD).
Getting to Christchurch Airport
The cheapest airport transfer option in Christchurch is via The Purple line and route 29 buses. The $8.50 NZD fare will get you to the airport in about 20 minutes. If you’re in a large group, the Super Shuttle may be a great money saving option. Single travellers pay $25 NZD but each additional passenger is only $8 NZD. Taxis and Uber can get you to the airport from the city centre in 15 minutes for a one-way fare of $45 NZD.
Parking at Christchurch Airport
Storing your car at the airport is cheaper when you pre-book your parking in advance. Drive up rates are significantly higher.
Where to Park at Christchurch Airport
Each of the car parks at Christchurch Airport includes 24 hour monitoring and are conveniently located close to the international terminals.
• Long Stay: Ideal for international travellers storing their cars for more than a few days. Daily rates for Long Stay start at $27 NDZ and are close to the terminals.
• Orchard Road Park: Designed to be the cheapest parking option, many domestic and international travellers prefer this lot over the rest. Daily rates start at $22 NZD
• Craddocks: Offering both covered or uncovered storage, parking rates at the Craddocks includes the use of an on demand shuttle service to the terminals. Daily parking rates start at $80 NZD for covered spaces and $60 NZD for uncovered storage. Pre-book your slot prior to arriving for added savings.
Arriving in Canberra
Before you can clear Customs, you will need to complete and submit an incoming passenger card and present a valid passport. Australia has clear rules for items NOT allowed into the country.
How to Get from Canberra Airport to Your Canberra Hotel or Accommodation
Taxis and Uber can be arranged outside the terminals and will cost between $23-$26 AUD ($24-$27 NZD). A ride to the city centre should take less than 20 minutes. For solo travellers, the route 11 ACTION bus is the cheapest transfer option. The 30-minute ride costs $4.80 AUD ($5 NZD) one-way.
Things to do in Canberra
Explore land and underwater creatures at the National Zoo and Aquarium. You will find the largest saltwater tank in Australia inside as well as an array of native and exotic animals. Take a break in the heart of Canberra at Garema Place. Explore the shops, fill up on local foods from the street cafes, or enjoy the weather as you people watch. For a family-friendly adventure, head to the interactive science centre at Questacon. With interactive activities such as an earthquake machine and drop slide, Questacon has a host of engaging experiences for science enthusiasts of all ages. Walk through Australian history experience stories from the past at the National Museum of Australia. Situated on the beautiful shore of Lake Burley Griffin, the Museum’s enchanting architecture gives visitors an incredible place to explore the sundry stories of Australia and its people.