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|Cheapest one-way price for the current month||from $290|
|Cheapest one-way price over next 6 months||from $290|
|Cheapest month||November 2021|
|Most expensive month||December 2021|
|Average flight time||1h 25m|
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What are the best places to stay in Christchurch?
Riccarton is located just west of the CBD, separated from the city centre by the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. There is plenty to see and do around Riccarton, making it a great place to stay when you have Brisbane to Christchurch flights. In addition to its wide selection of restaurants and shops, Riccarton is home to the historic Riccarton house, a weekend farmer’s market, and the colourful Brockworth Street Art Gallery.
Merivale is a buzzing neighbourhood located just north of the CBD. Throughout this neighbourhood, visitors with Brisbane to Christchurch flights will see historic cottages and houses that date back to the 1800s. One of the main features of Merivale is the Merivale Mall, which is home to many different restaurants, cafes, bars and boutique shops. Although Merivale is central, it has a quiet and residential atmosphere, making it the perfect spot to base yourself after cheap flights Brisbane to Christchurch if you’re looking for a quiet getaway.
Sumner is a coastal neighbourhood located at the eastern edge of Christchurch. This area is known to be one of the oldest European settlements in the region and is teeming with history. Sumner is the perfect neighbourhood to stay in after flights Brisbane to Christchurch if you are hoping to explore the region’s coastline. The most well-known attraction in this neighbourhood is Sumner Beach, which is a must-visit if you have cheap flights to Christchurch from Brisbane in the summer.
If you’ve been to Christchurch before 2011, you’ll find that the CBD is much different than you remember. The 2011 earthquake did some serious damage to the buildings around the CBD. Christchurch is slowly being rebuilt and the CBD is still known as the true heart of the city to visit after flights Brisbane to Christchurch. Today, the neighbourhood features a combination of modern city buildings, Victorian style shop fronts, and businesses operating out of converted shipping containers. If you stay in the CBD when you book tickets to Christchurch from Brisbane, you’ll be within close proximity to many Christchurch attractions, cafes, restaurants, and shops.
What’s on in Christchurch?
South Island Wine and Food Festival
The South Island Wine and Food Festival is one of the biggest annual events in Christchurch. Book your Brisbane to Christchurch return flights for the first weekend of December if you’d like to attend. During the festival, vineyards from New Zealand’s Canterbury, Marlborough, and Otago regions are all showcased. Visitors with flights Brisbane to Christchurch can purchase tasting tickets to try a variety of different wines. While tasting the wines, festival-goers can also enjoy live entertainment and delicious food from a range of local producers.
Christchurch Lantern Festival
Book your cheap flights Brisbane to Christchurch for Chinese New Year to celebrate the Christchurch Lantern Festival. The exact date of the event changes each year; it begins on the 15th day of the first lunar month, which is typically in February. During the festival, visitors with Brisbane to Christchurch flights will feel immersed in Chinese culture. For two nights, the Avon River is lined with Chinese food vendors, hundreds of colourful lanterns, and traditional Chinese entertainment, including music and acrobatics.
The Culture Galore Festival is a celebration of the many different cultures of the region. During this free February event, visitors with cheap flights Brisbane to Christchurch can learn about more than 30 different cultures. Some cultures you can expect to experience at Culture Galore include Japanese, Mexican, Irish, Polish, and Fijian. Enjoy many different aspects of these cultures after flights Brisbane to Christchurch, such as food, music, dance, and crafting activities.
What is the best way to get around Christchurch?
Make your way around the city after cheap flights to Christchurch from Brisbane by taking advantage of the city’s bus network. Buses are available all through central Christchurch and into the far reaches of the outer suburbs. Some of the major bus routes include the Blue Line, Orange Line, Purple Line, and the Orbiter. You can also catch bus 29 between the city centre and Christchurch Airport (CHC). Buses around central Christchurch cost $4.20 NZD if you pay cash and $2.65 NZD if you use a Metrocard.
To make transportation around the city a fun experience, you could catch the tram after your Brisbane to Christchurch flights. The tram has one route and makes 17 stops around the CBD, making it a great way to reach many attractions. While travelling through the city, the tram driver shares stories and interesting facts about the places you pass. A ticket to ride the Christchurch tram costs $25 NZD for a full day, but is free for kids under 15 years.