See Lonely Planet's What to do in Christchurch: your post-quake guide for an independent view of what's good in Christchurch.
Enjoying Post Earthquake Christchurch
Christchurch is open both for business and recreational visitors!
CentrePoint on Colombo Motel is both fully operational and accessible.
Part of the central city is still closed after the February earthquake and some inner city activities and attractions are not operating. Outside of the central city area, most attractions, tours, restaurants etc. are operating normally.
As the Garden City moves forward, the options will expand and you will, once again be able to fully enjoy the most beautiful city in New Zealand.
From our central location all areas of Christchurch are easily accessible. While not essential, a car would make your stay with us more satisfying – we are a motel after all!
3 Wonderful Ways to Visit Christchurch
Christchurch Stopover - 1 night visit
Passing through Christchurch by plane, train or automobile? We offer comfortable motel accommodation where you can refresh for the next stage of your journey. Shuttles and taxis service the airport and train station frequently and we are only a short walk from the Intercity and other temporary bus stops on Bealey Avenue. A selection of top quality restaurants can be walked to and more are available a few minutes drive away.
Christchurch Experience - 2 night visit
Stay and enjoy the beauty of Christchurch. From CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, walk to the splendid Botanic Gardens – beautiful year round and then take a Punt on the River Avon from the historic Antigua Boatsheds. Also don’t forget to select a sampling of cheeses - by the gram! - at Canterbury Cheesemongers in the Arts Centre for an afternoon or evening snack. Several cafes in this area will allow you to relax and watch time go by. On Fridays and Saturdays there are stalls selling local wares and produce. Nearby Mona Vale and Riccarton Bush, 2 historic Christchurch landmarks are also full of natural beauty, or drive a short distant to the International Antarctic Centre, Airforce Museum, Orana or Willowbank wildlife parks. Time your visit for the weekend - the Riccarton Farmers market, Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market and the Ferrymead Heritage Park are all special parts of Christchurch.
Christchurch and Canterbury Experience - 3 night plus visit
Even pre-quake, many of our guests visited us this way to get the most out of Christchurch and the surrounding Canterbury region. In addition to the Christchurch Experience 2 night visit itinerary, add an unforgettable day trip on the TranzAlpine Train, visit Hanmer (90mins drive) and soak in the hotpools after walking up Conical Hill or take a day trip to Akaroa (70 mins drive) and enjoy walking around the village or taking a Habour Cruise with Black cat Cruises.
Jeff and Naomi look forward to welcoming you to Christchurch
Booking your Motel Accommodation - making a reservation
To book your Christchurch motel accommodation, make a request online booking directly here through this website or ring us on 64 3 377 0859 from overseas or from within NZ 0800 859 000.