Hi, Just after some advice about staying in Christchurch. I understand about the 'Red Zone' and there is a lot of demolition and rebuilds happening in the CBD so I'm in a bit of confusion on where to stay as we have 1 night on arrival & thinking of staying 2 on depature.
We arrive into Christchurch at 4pm end of March 2013 and will need to stay somewhere before venturing on the following day, would you recommend just an airport motel for this night?
Before we fly out I was thinking of staying 2 nights: we will be driving either from either Queenstown or Fox Glaciers so will get there late stay the night and then have a whole day exploring Christchurch the next day, stay a 2nd night before flying out at 2 the following day.
What are your thoughts on this and where would you stay for the 2 nights??