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Accomodation near christchurch airport,

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Accomodation near christchurch airport,

Hi everyone.We are due in Christcurch early in April. We were going to spend our first couple of nights in CC. Our thoughts are very much with everyone who have affected by this and naturally we have taken the decision to stay away from CC.We will stay near the airport for one night-the car rental is very near- will pick up the car after 1 night in a hotel/motel. The plan is then as the original plan and drive up towards Arthurs Pass. Has anyone stayed at a good hotel near the airport? Would be nice if it was in walking distance of a few shops so we can stock up and stretch our legs afer a long flight from the UK?Really appreciate your help!!!

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1. Re: Accomodation near christchurch airport,

There are no shops near the airport at all. The Sudima is within walking distance of the airport or will collect you (helpful as you will no doubt have luggage) and is an OK place to stay, with a bar and restaurant. You'll be able to do your stock up as you drive out the next morning - there are supermarkets at Hornby, which is on your way to the West Coast.

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2. Re: Accomodation near christchurch airport,

Have a look at www.theelms.co.nz B&B but you stay in separate cottage. Dinner can be requested and is highly recommended. There are large gardens with a pool available.

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3. Re: Accomodation near christchurch airport,

Thanks. will look at both those options,not been to CC before so great to have some help!!

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4. Re: Accomodation near christchurch airport,

There are several motels in the area (most have "airport" in their names) that will pick you up or are within a short taxi ride. Russley Rd & Johns Rd are areas that I remember. By April there should be few problems accessing suburban supermarkets once you have picked up your car.

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5. Re: Accomodation near christchurch airport,

Thanks again for all advice. Spoken to the car rental firm, that seems OK.We will book up somewhere near the airport this weekend and sort out accomodation on the west coast. I'll take advice posted on another thread on the NZ forum about sorting out accomodation in advance, away from CC. Once again to all New Zealanders you are very much in our thoughts.

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6. Re: Accomodation near christchurch airport,

as so much of the CBD accomodation is out of circulation (another 3 months) there will be extra pressure on all remaining accomodation, so please make sure you book as soon as you are able.

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7. Re: Accomodation near christchurch airport,

thanks coaster2, have taken that advice and booked a first night near to the airport and also booked the last one there too. Thanks to everyone who gave advice.

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8. Re: Accomodation near christchurch airport,

If you want to stock up on stuff before heading to the West Coast there are 2 malls, each anout 10 minute drive from the airport. There is the Fendalton Mall just down Memorial Ave, (the main road to airport) or the much bigger Hornby Mall at the end of the ring road that joind the roundabout on Memorial Ave near the airport.

Neither of these are near the disrupted part of the city. I'm not sure what you were hoping to do here, but places like Willowbank, Orana Park or the Antarctic centre are still quite doable

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9. Re: Accomodation near christchurch airport,

I agree with the suggestion to book as much accommodation as possible before arriving, not just your first and last days. Huge numbers of ChCh people have left town thus many places such as Timaru and the West Coast are full of "refugees". You may be OK in April but it is better to be safe than sorry,

Willowbank, Orana Park and the Antarctic centre, as mentioned by the previous poster, would be very glad of visitors now and are worth visiting.

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10. Re: Accomodation near christchurch airport,

Hi thought we would do willowbank on the last day to stretch our legs before the long flight home. Have made a note of where the shops are (cant go more than half an hour in the car without some sweets!!) and for supplies as we are doing a mixture of B&B and self catering. Thanks for all your help- cannt wait to get to NZ!!