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Places to stay around Christchurch

kuala lumpur
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Places to stay around Christchurch

We are due to travel to South Island via Christchurch early April to mid April. We would like to keep our plan as many of the places we are going to were not affected by the earthquake; and we certainly want to make a small contribution to the economical recovery of NZ.

Please suggest somewhere we could stay for the last day before departing for home 3pm the next day. We would be flying back to Christchurch from Queenstown on that last day(afternoon) and would pick up a rental car from the airport. We are looking for B&B/farmstay/boutique hotel.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Places to stay around Christchurch

Why not change your flight into Chch to the next morning? This would allow longer in Queenstown and streamline your departure. You could arrive Chch airport, check in for your international flight then wander over to the Antarctic Centre for an hour or two before your flight home.

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2. Re: Places to stay around Christchurch

WanakaLakes has given us lot of good advice re our up and coming trip, we have been allowed to change dates of flights and accommodation wii.thout any penalties. Have a good trip, I am sure we will

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3. Re: Places to stay around Christchurch

We stayed at the airport birches the night we flew in late from Aust and had planned on staying at the Copthorne the night of the earthquake. Airport Birches is not flash but close to the airport and the hosts are really nice.

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4. Re: Places to stay around Christchurch

If you can arrange it, I would go with the suggestion of flying in and out the same day. It keeps it simple and the places near the airport are undamaged but chocker block full.

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5. Re: Places to stay around Christchurch

Thank you all for the suggestions. Flying in and out on the same day seems to be the most sensible choice. We initially planned to spend the last day in Christchurch to visit the botanical garden and just want to play safe getting back one day earlier to accommodate any delay or changes on the QTW-CHCH flight. We have already paid for the air tickets, do they allow changing without additional charges?

BTW, thanks for telling us about Airport Birches, it's really convenient, we may need it one day!

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6. Re: Places to stay around Christchurch

The botanical gardens are inside the security cordon and would be inaccessable. As for changing your plane tickets check with the airline or your insurance company.

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