Flights from Nelson to Christchurch

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$169 ONE WAY
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Route information for flights from Nelson to Christchurch

Cheapest one-way price for the current month from $169*
Cheapest one-way price over next 6 months from $69*
Cheapest month April 2024
Most expensive month April 2024
Average flight time 1h 25m

Christchurch Guide

What are Christchurch's most famous landmarks and monuments?

If you enjoy walking around cities, exploring hidden gems and seeing famous landmarks, then book Nelson to Christchurch flights with Webjet. The city has much to offer, from incredible cathedrals to picturesque gardens.

Cathedral Square

When you arrive in Christchurch, this is a great place to start your trip. The plaza’s most impressive structure is arguably the Christ Church Cathedral, but there are plenty of opportunities to take pictures of the other 19th-century Gothic-style buildings that dominate the area.

Avon Rivera

The iconic Avon River is one of the most famous and significant landmarks in Christchurch. If you’ve snapped up some cheap flights from Nelson to Christchurch, you should consider doing a boat tour along the river. Not only has the river played an integral role in creating the city’s wealth, but it runs alongside many of Christchurch’s notable historic buildings, gardens and picnic spots.

Bridge of Remembrance

The Bridge of Remembrance is a beautiful stone archway near Cashel Street. It was built in the 1920s as a memorial to the soldiers that lost their lives in World War I. The 2011 earthquake unfortunately damaged the archway, however, repairs were quickly made to this landmark.


What are the best things to do in Christchurch?

When you book Nelson to Christchurch flights with Webjet, you’ll have plenty of things to spend your savings on when you visit the South Island’s largest city. Take a boat cruise down the Avon River, which winds along some of Christchurch’s most impressive sights and places, or meander through the Botanic Gardens. Open since 1863, the gardens are home to a wide array of native trees, plants and flowers, as well as several beautiful plant conservatories.

If you’ve booked a longer trip, be sure to do the TranzAlpine rail journey. This five-hour train ride from Christchurch to Greymouth lets you soak up the incredible alpine landscapes the South Island is so well known for. Anyone planning to fly from Nelson to Christchurch won’t want to miss this scenic train journey.

If you plan to stay closer to the city when you fly from Nelson to Christchurch, then head to Hagley Park. It is located near the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and is the largest open area in the city, comprising more than164 hectares of parkland, making it even bigger than London’s Hyde Park.

Another great place to visit before you make your way home on your Christchurch to Nelson flights is Sumner Beach, especially if your holiday brings you to the city in the warmer months. The beach is popular with Christchurch locals, who venture here during the summer. It’s a great spot for couples, families and groups. The beach is located about 10 kilometres southwest of the city, putting it at about 23 kilometres from Christchurch Airport.

With such great savings to be had from Webjet’s cheap flights, you can spend some of that extra holiday cash on a trip to New Regent Street. This historic pedestrian mall was opened in 1932 and is known for its pastel-coloured, Spanish mission-style buildings. Here, you’ll find boutique shops, cafes and great places to eat in one of Christchurch’s most unique and distinctive areas.

What are the best restaurants and cafes in Christchurch?

If you’re booking a holiday to enjoy the culinary diversity that the city has to offer, check out some of these favourites.

Twenty Seven Steps

Anyone visiting Christchurch can’t bypass Twenty Seven Steps. It’s known for hearty, flavoursome dishes made from seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Situated on New Regent Street, a visit here is opportunity to enjoy aged Canterbury beef fillet, Tai Tapu venison tenderloin with Madeira jus, and much more. Just be sure to save room for dessert!

Indian Sumner

If you’re booking flights in the summer, you might want to consider staying in Sumner. Not only is it home to the popular namesake beach, but it’s also where you can find Indian Sumner. Peruse a menu boasting Indian tastes such as biryani, prawn masala and malai kofta. If you’re on a budget and have booked cheap flights from Nelson to Christchurch, you’ll also be happy to learn that Indian Sumner is BYO.


Start your time exploring Christchurch right with a fantastic breakfast at Miro. Located in central Christchurch, Miro overlooks the Avon River and boasts a menu of filling smoothies, eggs benedict, and avocado on toast with broad beans and peas. There is also an all-day vegan menu.


Frequently asked questions

How many airlines fly direct from Nelson to Christchurch?

Air New Zealand is the only airline currently offering direct flights between Nelson and Christchurch.

How long does it take to fly from Nelson to Christchurch?

Direct flights to Christchurch from Nelson are approximately 55 minutes in duration.

How far is Nelson from Christchurch?

Nelson is approximately 250 kilometres away from Christchurch.