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What are the best things to do in Christchurch?
When you book cheap flights Tauranga to Christchurch, spend time outside the CBD to experience more of the Canterbury region. Sumner Beach is located about 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) east of the city, but offers a much slower and more relaxed pace than the city. Visitors with flights Tauranga to Christchurch can walk or cycle along a waterfront esplanade and explore a series of caves known as Cave Rock. Keen climbers can even scramble up Cave Rock for a great view over Sumner Beach.
This heritage site is located within the peaceful Putaringamotu Bush reserve. When you book Tauranga to Christchurch return flights, visit Riccarton House for an excursion that may make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. Riccarton House is spread across two buildings: the main homestead and Deans Cottage. The house was built in 1856 and is a grand example of Victorian and Edwardian-era architecture. The smaller Deans Cottage was built in 1843 and is the oldest building on the Canterbury plains. After your cheap flights to Christchurch from Tauranga land, also take some time to explore the wider bush reserve. There are a plethora of walking trails, where visitors with Tauranga to Christchurch flights can admire kahikatea trees that are more than 600 years old.
The Canterbury Museum is one of the best places to learn about local history and culture after arriving on your flights Tauranga to Christchurch. The museum has been located in the same building since 1870. The Canterbury Museum is teeming with fascinating exhibits to explore after cheap flights Tauranga to Christchurch. Learn about the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, as well as natural history of the region, Maori history and culture, and see photos of Christchurch throughout the 1900s.
What should I pack for Christchurch?
What you should pack for your flights into Christchurch Airport (CHC) varies based on the season you’ll be visiting. If you book tickets to Christchurch from Tauranga in summer, pack lightweight clothing, a swimsuit, and sunscreen. During winter, Christchurch experiences chilly weather with nighttime temperatures that can dip to about 0°C. Pack a warm jacket, hat, scarf, and boots for your cheap flights to Christchurch from Tauranga. Winter is also a popular time for skiing and snowboarding in the Canterbury region, so you could bring along your gear if you’ll be heading to a nearby ski resort. In spring and autumn, temperatures are moderate. If you have flights Tauranga to Christchurch during this time, bring along some jeans and jumpers as well as a coat for the evenings.
What are the best restaurants and cafes in Christchurch?
Tuck into the taste of Thailand after Tauranga to Christchurch flights by heading to Thai Orchid in Riccarton. The restaurant is open for lunches and dinners, and serves up classic Thai fare. As well as offering an extensive menu for dining-in visitors, Thai Orchid also has a takeaway menu for those that might like to pick up serves of wontons, tom yum and massaman curry to eat in a nearby park or back at their Christchurch accommodation. Plus, there are plenty of options to suit varying spice levels - think everything from a mild yellow curry, to a fiery jungle curry! Of course, holidaymakers on cheap flights Tauranga to Christchurch might also just stick to the classics, such as chicken satays, basil stir fry, pad Thai and pad mee.
In the mood for Italian for lunch or dinner? Visitors with Tauranga to Christchurch flights can set their sights on a meal at Tutto Bene, to tuck into cuisine that includes 17 housemade pizzas, as well as pastas and other traditional Italian mains such as bistecca, saltimbocca and parmigiana. The main menu also highlights top New Zealand’s best regional produce and includes vegan-friendly options. Soak up the fresh air after flights Tauranga to Christchurch by taking a table in the garden, or head indoors if the weather is too crisp for an alfresco meal.
The Monday Room
The Monday Room, or just TMR as it’s known to locals, will be a hit with travellers that like to try as many menu items as possible when dining out. TMR is a champion of “social dining”, a concept that encourages sharing and a communal atmosphere. To do this, the kitchen produces a range of small and large plates, as well as fare from the grill. Everything on the menu has been designed to be served banquet-style; in the middle of your table with everyone helping themselves. Just some of the dishes to tempt foodies with Tauranga to Christchurch flights include duck and chicken terrine, lamb carpaccio, mustard glazed pork belly, and an 12-hour braised lamb shoulder. Can’t decide what to order? Put your meal (and your appetite) in the hands of the kitchen by opting for the Trust The Chef option, and simply sit back as a selection of entrees and a main course are presented to your table.
Cafe Raeward is a local favourite where holiday-makers can grab a coffee, breakfast, or lunch after landing on their Tauranga to Christchurch flights. The cafe is located at Raeward Fresh Harewood, with off-street parking, indoor and outdoor seating, and a children’s play area. For breakfast, try picks including a Spanish omelette, house-cured salmon gravlax, and Turkish baked eggs. Or, those visiting for lunch can opt for a beef brisket burger, hot poached chicken salad, or any of the day’s specials.