Flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Hamilton (HLZ)

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What Are The Best Things To Do in Hamilton?

Take a cruise on the Waikato River

The Waikato River is the main natural landmark in Hamilton. When you have cheap flights to Hamilton from Christchurch, experience the river by taking a scenic cruise along the waterway. Some options include a 60-minute cruise between the CBD and Hamilton Gardens, or barbecue dinner and wine tasting cruises. Sailing down the Waikato after your flights Christchurch to Hamilton is a truly relaxing experience and a great way to take in the gorgeous views of the city.

Go surfing in Raglan

The coastal town of Raglan is located 45 kilometres (28 miles) west of Hamilton and is ideal to explore after you flight from Christchurch to Hamilton. A trip to Raglan is a nice way to experience another side to NZ’s Waikato region. Raglan is particularly well-known for its waves, which have made it a surfing hotspot. Whether you are a seasoned surfer or a beginner, Raglan is a great place to get out on the water. In addition to surfing, Raglan is popular for its dramatic coastline and artistic town centre, offering a laid back atmosphere and relatively untouched nature to explore.

Riverside Walkway

Another way to experience nature after your Christchurch to Hamilton flights is to take a stroll on the Riverside Walkway. The path extends for 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) along the banks of the Waikato River. The walk begins at Horotiu Bridge in the northern suburbs and winds its way down the river to Hamilton Gardens. Spend some time on the Riverside Walkway after flights from Chistchurch for a great view of the Waikato River and central Hamilton. You could opt to complete the full walk or just a portion; entrance points to the walkway are available all along the river.


What Is The Best Way to Get Around Hamilton?

Once you have arrived into Hamilton Airport (HLZ), several shuttle services are available into the city centre. Shuttle services available include Super Shuttle and Aerolink Shuttles. If you would like to have a car for your holiday, you can reserve a rental car through Webjet to pick up from the airport after flights Christchurch to Hamilton. Having a rental car will offer extra freedom to explore the area after your cheap flights Christchurch to Hamilton.

In the city, visitors can travel around Hamilton with the city’s public bus network. 28 bus routes are available, including the CBD Shuttle which offers free service around the city centre. Visitors with Christchurch to Hamilton flights can purchase a one-way bus ticket for $3.30 NZD or a day pass for $7.90 NZD. Taxis and Ubers are also available throughout the Hamilton region.


What Are The Best Restaurants and Cafes in Hamilton?


Gothenburg was opened in 2009 by a couple who were inspired by their travels through Sweden, Spain, Thailand, England, and Canada. The restaurant took influence from their love of travel and the many international culinary influences they experienced overseas. While some ingredients are imported from Europe, the majority of ingredients at Gothenburg are sourced from local Waikato producers. Gothenburg offers something for everyone with Christchurch to Hamilton flights, including vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options.


Meat and seafood lovers will enjoy having a meal at Agenda after cheap flights Christchurch to Hamilton. The restaurant showcases paddock to plate cuisine and has won several local awards for its high quality beef and lamb. Some dishes to try here include a surf and turf platter, duck confit, and goat cheese fondant. If you are after a bargain, have dinner at Agenda before 6:30pm when all of their main dishes are priced as two-for-one.

The Kirk Cafe

The Kirk Cafe is a family-owned business and is a favourite among both locals and visitors with Christchurch to Hamilton flights. The cafe serves colourful and beautifully-plated dishes that range from healthy to decadent. It also has plenty of options for the vegan and vegetarian visitors with flights Christchurch to Hamilton. The Kirk Cafe features dishes that are inspired by every corner of the world, including Mississippi fried chicken, Korean eggs benedict, and smoothie bowls topped with fairy floss.


Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or a quick coffee, Cinnamon is the perfect place to go. This cafe is located in the northern suburb of St Andrews and is loved among locals for its cosy atmosphere and hearty dishes. When you book Christchurch to Hamilton return flights, head to Cinnamon for meals including banoffee hotcakes, an Italian lamb burger, a smoked salmon bagel, and potato gnocchi. To accompany your food, Cinnamon also serves a variety of coffees, smoothies, wine, and beer.


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