BreakFree Hotel - Christchurch
Imagine a holiday in a diverse, ever-evolving city, where within a 2 hour drive you could be bungee jumping, skiing, surfing, playing golf or whale watching. Where around every corner of the city there is a new restaurant, shopping area or unique attraction to discover.
Welcome to New Zealand.
Sound impossible? Think again, Christchurch has all this, and more.
Travel to the gateway of the South Island and you’ll find Christchurch is a city reimagined, full to the brim with trendy new places, it’s a city fresh for exploring. Being on the doorstep to a whole range of exhilarating activities, makes Christchurch a big kid’s playground – with an incredible view!
Read on to find out what else Christchurch has to offer and why you should choose to stay at a BreakFree Hotel when visiting New Zealand’s South Island.
Christchurch is known as the Garden City and was voted no. 2 on The New York Times 52 places to go in 2014. Though it certainly offers more to entertain visitors than just gardens! When you consider the incredible variety of new experiences and tourist attractions available, combined with the friendly attitude of the locals, it’s a wonder it was not voted number 1?!
Travelling with the whole crew, heading to New Zealand as a couple, or going solo? As soon as you jump off the plane you’ll launch straight into your Christchurch adventure - and it doesn’t end until you say so!
With that in mind, let’s explore Christchurch and New Zealand’s Canterbury region and see what makes it such an incredible and memorable place to visit, after we have found you some suitable accommodation of course.
Accommodation in Christchurch
It can be a little daunting trying to find right accommodation to suit your needs, which is why we here at BreakFree we’ve provided you with a hotel that is the best of both worlds – serious modern convenience, fun, innovative design and comfort at your fingertips, at a price that won’t break the bank.
Smack bang right in the heart of Christchurch, and only a short stroll from shopping and dining districts sits the BreakFree on Cashel, which is the perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy New Zealand’s evolving food and wine scene, boutique markets and vibrant nightlife that Christchurch as to offer. BreakFree Christchurch has 24-hour reception as well as providing child minding services.
If you’re bringing a vehicle (or renting one), there is parking available at the hotel and all rooms have WiFi access, so you can stay connected to your world - no matter where you are. The rooms are comfortable and well-equipped with movies on demand, cable, television and a fridge. All rooms are supplied with complimentary tea and coffee so you can kick back and relax without leaving your hotel room.
This modern and quirky hotel also has its own café where you can unwind after a long day, and recharge before heading out on your next adventure.
Speaking of adventures…
Things to do in Christchurch
If you’re looking for adventure then you’ve definitely come to the right place – because when it comes to adventure and fun, New Zealand has it in spades.
Christchurch and the surrounding Canterbury Region offer some of the richest and most varied experiences anywhere in the world. It’s a city with so much to see and do. Where else can you go bungy jumping and hot-air ballooning in the morning, follow up with award winning wines and food from one of the many trendy street markets, before unwinding with a book in the afternoon (or having a power nap!), surrounded by Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens, and the best collection of exotic native plants in all of New Zealand.
Christchurch offers a whole range of activities and adventures, designed to cater to every single visitor. Whether you are a young couple looking for an adrenalin rush, a family who just wants to spend some quality time together (and give Mum a well-deserved break!) or you are just on your own looking to make your own adventure, there is something in and around Christchurch with your name written all over it.
To help make that decision a little easier, we here at Breakfree have taken the liberty of listing some of our personal favourite activities and attractions – all of which are an easy walk or drive from the hotel.
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- Experience jaw-dropping views and enjoy hiking and other activities at the Christchurch Gondola – only 10 or so minutes’ drive from the hotel
- Feel like some retail therapy? Check out Re:START Mall, Christchurch’s most innovative and diverse shopping experience, right in the heart of the city, and only 500m from your hotel room.
- Visit the International Antarctic Centre – the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition, less than 20 minutes’ drive away.
- Check out the diverse selection of new restaurants and bars – just some of your options are modern Japanese and Mexican or traditional Italian fare. Relax at the end of the day at The Brewery or the Belgian Beer Café.
- For those visitors looking for a little history, be sure to visit the Canterbury Museum, less than 5 minutes from the hotel and a must visit destination for all ages.
- Finally, no holiday to Christchurch is complete without visiting at least one of the famous gardens. Two that come highly recommended are the Botanic Gardens and Hagley park, both of which are within walking distance from the hotel. River Punting is also a must – so be sure to try this out at least once!
Booking a hotel or accommodation with BreakFree Hotels in Christchurch means you’ll be in prime position to explore the city and surrounding Canterbury Region to your heart’s content.
Whether you’re staying for business or pleasure, you can always trust BreakFree to provide you with comfortable and convenient accommodation, helping to take the stress out of your next New Zealand holiday. Click Here to see all of the accommodation that BreakFree has to offer in New Zealand and speak with one of our friendly representatives today.