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What can you do in Christchurch over the weekend?
Spend time on New Regent Street
The heritage New Regent Street is different from other roads you’ll come across while holidaying on Dunedin to Christchurch flights. Its buildings feature a beautiful Spanish Mission-style design in a rainbow of pastel colours. Christchurch’s historic tram travels along New Regent Street, and the pedestrian mall is brimming with great shops and cafes. Take in the lively atmosphere of New Regent Street from a table at one of the outdoor cafes if you book cheap flights to Christchurch from Dunedin in the warmer months.
Hike the Godley Head Walk
There are an abundance of hikes to try while holidaying on flights Dunedin to Christchurch, and the Godley Head Walk is one of the best. It covers an eight kilometre loop from Taylors Mistake Beach, which you could also visit for a surf or swim if you book cheap flights Dunedin to Christchurch in summer. Along the walk, you’ll see breathtaking scenery of the Canterbury region and landmarks that date back to WWII. You may even spot local wildlife like white-flippered penguins, seals, and Hector’s dolphins.
Check out the Riccarton Sunday Market
Make your way to this Christchurch institution if you book Dunedin to Christchurch flights for the weekend. It’s the largest outdoor market in NZ with more than 200 vendors. Shop for everything from local produce, souvenirs, clothing, and art. The market also features a food court where you can grab something to eat while listening to live performances from Christchurch musicians.
What are the best restaurants and cafes in Christchurch?
The Birdwood is one of the top places to go if you’re craving authentic Italian in between your Dunedin to Christchurch return flights. Head there in the morning for breakfast and authentic Italian coffee, or visit later in the day for handmade pasta or wood-fired sourdough pizza. The menu includes several gluten-free and vegan dishes, so there’s something for everyone holidaying on flights Dunedin to Christchurch. The Birdwood is south of the city in the Beckenham suburb, so you could easily pop in on your way to or from the Heathcote Valley or Banks Peninsula.
Fiddlesticks Restaurant and Bar
If you’re looking for a sophisticated spot to eat when you book cheap flights Dunedin to Christchurch, plan a meal at Fiddlesticks. The restaurant is located in the Arts Precinct and serves gourmet-style food without the fine-dining price. Fiddlesticks is open seven days a week for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. There’s also a grazing menu of small plates that are perfect to share with any travelling companions over drinks. Some popular dishes to try at Fiddlesticks are pappardelle with venison ragout, Akaroa salmon with roasted kumara, and Angus fillet with dauphinoise potato and charred broccolini.
Unknown Chapter roasts and brews its own coffee onsite, making it one of the not-to-be-missed places to get your caffeine fix in between Dunedin to Christchurch return flights. Unknown Chapter uses seasonal and free-range produce, and the food menu changes regularly throughout the year. Visit Unknown Chapter while holidaying on flights Dunedin to Christchurch for an order of brioche French toast with vanilla berry mascarpone, a meat or veggie-filled breakfast burrito, or one of the delicious pastries.
What should I pack for Christchurch?
Hiking is one of the most popular activities to do when you book tickets to Christchurch from Dunedin. Pack a pair of comfortable shoes when preparing for your Dunedin to Christchurch flights to check out the nearby national parks and coastal tracks. A small daypack also comes in handy to carry sunscreen and a water bottle.
The clothing to bring depends on when you book cheap flights to Christchurch from Dunedin. Summer days are warm, and shorts, t-shirts, and sandals make the perfect attire. Bring along a pair of jeans and a jacket too for the cooler nighttime weather. If you book tickets to Christchurch from Dunedin in spring or autumn, come prepared with a mix of clothing that you can layer. Some days are warm, while others are chilly, so it’s a good idea to prepare for all weather possibilities. Pack plenty of warm clothing if you book flights into Christchurch Airport (CHC) between June and August. Days are brisk and evening temperatures can dip to below 0°C, so a warm coat, scarf, and hat are essential. Finish off your look with warm pants, jumpers, and boots. Christchurch is also within reach of spectacular ski resorts. If you’ll be hitting the slopes while holidaying on cheap flights to Christchurch from Dunedin, you could rent a pair of skis or bring your own from home.