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11 Mouth-Watering Places to Get the Best Pies in Christchurch

Discover the best pies in Christchurch, NZ, from savoury classics to sweet delights. Explore top picks from renowned bakeries like Kidd’s Cakes, The Naked Baker, and Bohemian Bakery.

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Is this the Best Skiing Accommodation for Mt Hutt?

Mt Hutt is approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Christchurch, which means you can easily make day trips to the resort while enjoying the urban comforts and attractions of the city.

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Where to Find the Best Te Pae Convention Centre Accommodation

Hotel 115 is a mere 278 meters from the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, making it the ideal choice for conference attendees and exhibitors.

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Winter Special: The Best Free Breakfast Hotel in Christchurch, NZ

From April 12th to August 31st, 2024, book direct and choose between our Flexible Rate with FREE Breakfast or Flexible Rate with FREE Parking. Indulge in complimentary continental breakfast or enjoy the convenience of free parking during your stay.

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Looking for a Long Stay Apartment in Christchurch this Winter?

Are you looking for a cozy and affordable place to stay in Christchurch, New Zealand, during the winter months? Look no further than Hotel 115’s Winter Escape offer!

Book your Winter Escape, for a Weekly Unserviced Superior Queen from $917! (Conditions apply)

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7 Stellar Chinese Restaurants in Christchurch

These 7 beloved Chinese and Asian fusion restaurants in Christchurch offer everything from Peking duck to dumplings galore to honour the Year of the Dragon.

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6 Top Mexican Restaurants in Christchurch for Taco Fixes

When cravings for tacos, enchiladas, and other Mexican favourites hit, we’ve got you covered with this list of Christchurch’s tastiest Mexican eateries. Whether you want classic fare or California-Mexican fusion, margarita in hand, these restaurants aim to please.

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5 Can’t-Miss Vietnamese Restaurants in Christchurch

At Hotel 115, we love helping our guests discover the rich culinary landscape Christchurch has to offer. If you’re craving the bright, fresh flavours of Vietnamese cuisine, these 5 restaurants should be on your must-try list during your stay.

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7 Must-Try Pizza Places in Christchurch New Zealand

At Hotel 115, we know pizza makes any day better. That’s why we put together this list of 7 delicious pizza joints in Christchurch that are perfect for indulging in on any day you’re craving an ooey, gooey slice.

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Tee Off at Christchurch’s Top 9 Golf Courses

With sweeping views of the Southern Alps and the Pacific Ocean, Christchurch is a golfer’s […]

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8 Must-Try Fish & Chips Spots in Christchurch

The sizzling sound of freshly battered fish hitting the fryer. The intoxicating aroma of crisp, […]

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Sink Your Teeth Into Christchurch’s Top 10 Burger Joints

Christchurch takes its burgers seriously, with juicy patties and creative concoctions being crafted across the […]

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10 Of The Best Cups Of Coffee In Christchurch

Christchurch is brewing with delightful cafés serving up steaming cups of goodness. From hidden gems […]

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More Than Middle-Earth: Uncover The South Island’s Quirky Side

While the South Island of New Zealand may be famous for its starring role in […]

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5 of the Best Country Pubs near Christchurch

Explore the rich pub culture near Christchurch, New Zealand, with our guide to the best country pubs in the region. Learn about the history, charm, and unique experiences each pub offers, all within a short drive from Christchurch.

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6 Amazing Waterfalls near Christchurch

Discover the beauty of waterfalls near Christchurch, New Zealand. From the majestic Devil’s Punchbowl Waterfall in Arthur’s Pass to the serene Newton’s Waterfall in Akaroa, embark on scenic day trips and explore nature’s wonders. Plan your waterfall adventure and immerse yourself in the captivating sights and sounds of these enchanting cascades.

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Discovering Māori Culture in Christchurch

Immerse yourself in the rich Māori culture during your visit to Christchurch. From traditional performances, art and craft, cuisine, and language, discover the vibrancy of Māori heritage. Respectfully engage and deepen your understanding of New Zealand’s cultural roots.

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Romantic Christchurch: Ideal Spots for Couples

Discover the romantic charm of Christchurch, New Zealand with our detailed guide. Explore scenic parks, intimate dining spots, adventurous activities, and charming wineries that make Christchurch the perfect destination for couples.

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Food Lover’s Guide to Christchurch: Best Restaurants and Cafes

Embark on a culinary adventure through Christchurch with our comprehensive Food Lover’s Guide, showcasing the city’s best restaurants and cafes. From traditional New Zealand dishes to contemporary fusion cuisine, explore the epicurean delights that await you in the heart of the Garden City. Don’t miss out on the unique flavors and unforgettable dining experiences that Christchurch has to offer.

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Christchurch City Guide: Top Attractions and Activities

Explore outdoor adventures and indoor experiences, including wildlife reserves, museums, and playgrounds. Delve into the wide array of fun-packed activities that truly showcases the magic of Christchurch’s ability to delight and captivate families. Choose Hotel 115 as your base for an unforgettable holiday filled with enriching experiences, delightful discoveries, and cherished memories in the Garden City.

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When is the Best Month to Visit New Zealand?

Not sure when to plan your New Zealand trip? Our ultimate guide covers every month, detailing weather, events, and seasonal activities to help you decide. Discover the best time to visit and make the most of your New Zealand adventure.

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A Guide to Franz Josef Glacier: Hikes, Tours, and Tips

Discover the breathtaking Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand with our ultimate guide. Explore top hiking trails, find the best tours, and get insider tips to make the most of your visit to this natural wonder on the South Island.

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The Top 7 Scenic Drives Near Christchurch

Embark on a journey of a lifetime with our guide to the top seven scenic drives near Christchurch. From stunning coastal views to alpine vistas, explore the beauty of New Zealand’s South Island one drive at a time.

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The Ultimate Guide to Fox Glacier: Tips, Tours, and Trails

Explore the stunning Fox Glacier with our comprehensive guide, featuring top tips for visiting, the best tours to take, and the most rewarding hiking trails. Discover the beauty and majesty of this natural wonder in New Zealand’s South Island.

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The Coastal Pacific Train: Know before you go

The Coastal Pacific Train is a popular tourist attraction for travelers visiting Christchurch, New Zealand. […]

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TranzAlpine Scenic Train: Know before you go

Looking for a unique and memorable way to experience the beauty of the South Island? The TranzAlpine Scenic Train offers breathtaking views of the Southern Alps, lakes, and forests as it travels from Christchurch to Greymouth. In this blog post, we’ll give you all the information you need to know about this iconic train ride, including its history, what to expect during the journey, and things to do in Greymouth. Don’t miss out on this must-do attraction when visiting Christchurch.

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Know before you go: Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Introduction to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve The Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a must-see attraction in […]

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Know before you go: Christchurch Museum

Get the inside scoop on Christchurch Museum in New Zealand. Our blog tells you what to expect, what to see, and what to know before you go. Don’t miss this fascinating cultural attraction in Christchurch!

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Air Force Museum of New Zealand: What you need to know before you visit

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand is home to the largest collection of aircraft […]

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What you need to know when visiting the Christchurch gondola

The new Christchurch gondola is a unique way to see the city, providing panoramic views of the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps. The Gondola will take 20 minutes to complete one ride. At just over one kilometre in length, it is the longest outdoor gondola in the world.

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What you need to know when visiting the International Antarctic Centre

The International Antarctic Centre is a world-class tourist attraction, with education and entertaining experiences that appeal to all ages. The centre has over 70 exhibits, a café, gift shop and interactive experiences that are fun for families and educational for adults.

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Top 8 Unique Activities to Do in Christchurch, New Zealand

Ready to try something a little different? If you’ve already ticked the usual tourist activities, and looking to do something a little different.

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Introducing our early bird special, get 20% off*

We’re excited to welcome you back to Aotearoa New Zealand. With borders opening, and people […]

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Pool, Gym and Sauna access

Our guests now have free access to the Heritage Health Club. – O.G.B Building: Gym, Pool, […]

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Luxury Short Term Accommodation in Christchurch

For a limited time, Hotel 115 is offering long term accommodation in Christchurch’s central business district.

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Christchurch Convention Centre Guide

The new convention centre is set to open in October 2020. This stunning building offers exciting potential for Christchurch city. Read on to find out more!

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The Ultimate NZ Summer 10 Day South Island Road Trip Guide

If you’re planning to visit NZ’s South Island, then this guide is a must! We have compiled the best routes to take and things to do in each area – check it out!

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Dine at the Best Restaurants in Christchurch

Christchurch has experienced a great deal of transformation over the last few years. Following on […]

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Where to do Yoga in Christchurch

If you’re looking for a place to do yoga in Christchurch, then this is the resource that you need. In this article, you will find a full list of every yoga studio in the city!

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What to do in Hanmer Springs – The Ultimate Guide

Located roughly 90 minutes drive northwest of Christchurch, Hanmer Springs is an idyllic inland resort […]

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Ultimate Guide to Family Activities to do in Christchurch

Here in Canterbury, there is no shortage of entertainment to keep your children occupied during […]

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The Flavour of Christchurch – Riccarton Sunday Market

The Riccarton Sunday Market is a wildly popular local attraction. Established in 1988 by Rotary volunteers, this market offers a range of foods and craft with all proceeds from organizing the event going to worthwhile causes. In this blog, we take a closer look into what you need to know!

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Introducing the new Hoyts ENTX in Christchurch

Christchurch Central has been bustling with construction, development, and change for quite some time now. […]

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Introducing Tūranga – our exciting new library in the heart of Christchurch Central

During the past few years, Central Christchurch has been a fervent hub of activity and […]

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What to do for one night in Christchurch, New Zealand

Do you find yourself in Christchurch for just one night, wondering ‘what is there to […]

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6 romantic things to do in Christchurch

If you’re spending some time in Christchurch, New Zealand with your loved one, you will […]

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Spotlight On The Christchurch Cathedral

“Christchurch’s city square stands at the heart of the rebuilding efforts, with the remains of […]

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The best rental car options in Christchurch, New Zealand

Are you wanting to make the most of your time in Christchurch? While our beautiful […]

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Wake up and smell the coffee: The Best Café’s in Christchurch

“A great cafe is more than just four walls and a coffee machine.” – ChristchurchNZ It […]

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What you can discover at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Sprawling over 21 hectares and lying adjacent to the River Avon and Hagley Park, the […]

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Discover the hidden gems inside the Christchurch Art Gallery

  Christchurch Art Gallery is one of the 12 must-see art galleries located in Christchurch. […]

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What to see in a Post Earthquake Christchurch

While the earthquake in 2011 may have destroyed half the city, there is plenty to see and do in the new Post-Earthquake Christchurch.

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A delicious night out: The Christchurch Night Noodle Market

For 5 consecutive nights, the North Hagley Park in Christchurch becomes home to more than 20 food stalls and bars for the Christchurch Noodle Night Markets.

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Top 11 things to do in Kaikoura – New Zealand

Located at the coastal seaside, Kaikoura is a small town well known for its marine life and is the perfect base for wildlife encounters.

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The Ultimate Guide for where to shop in Christchurch

When it comes to shopping, Christchurch has something to fit every taste and budget. There […]

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The best places to have high tea in Christchurch

When it comes to high tea and fine dining, Christchurch certainly lives up to its […]

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Ultimate Guide to weekend markets in Christchurch

Markets   Christchurch Farmers Market Address: 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton When to visit: Saturdays 9am-1pm […]

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Business Travellers Guide to Christchurch, New Zealand

Heading to Christchurch for a conference or on business this year? Our Business Travellers Guide covers everything you need to know about Christchurch – NZ.

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Ultimate Guide to Mt Hutt Skiing

Mt Hutt is a fantastic ski field located less than 2 hours drive from Christchurch. This resort has been awarded as New Zealand’s best ski area for the past four years running, for good reason. In this ultimate guide, we cover everything you need to know about Mt Hutt and visiting in the winter.

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12 Must-do’s in Christchurch

What to do in and around Christchurch? When travelling through the beautiful landscapes of the […]

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Top 14 Attractions To Visit In Christchurch New Zealand

Christchurch has something to offer for everyone, folks. The choices are as vast as they […]

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Why do You Need to Go to New Zealand Cup and Show Week?

Christchurch’s most exciting spring festival, New Zealand Cup and Show Week, starts off in Christchurch on Saturday 11 November 2017. Why you need to go!

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Ultimate guide to the Christchurch tramway

A jewel in the crown of Christchurch, New Zealand’s CBD – the tramway is an amazing way to see the city, either for a quick trip, or for dinner. Read more.

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Ultimate Guide to New Regent Street, Christchurch

There are few streets as iconic as new New Regent street Christchurch. In our ultimate guide, we review all the great businesses on the street.

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Where to spend a night out in Christchurch

Curious what you can get up too in Christchurch’s CBD at night time? There is plenty of things you can do. From shows to restaurants there is heaps to do!

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Best Places To Take Photos in Christchurch

Christchurch is a beautiful city in New Zealand. Here are a few places where you can be sure of experiencing and capturing amazing photographs.

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Most delicious night-time bites in Christchurch

Hungry and looking for the best late night bites in Christchurch? Look no further, we’ve selected some of Christchurch’s top eateries for you.

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Luxury 3-Day-Tour around the South Island

Looking for a luxurious getaway in New Zealand’s beautiful South Island? Our friends at Chauffer NZ have put together a wonderful itinerary for you.

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Christchurch, New Zealand – The safest city on earth

Licking its wounds after the deadly 2011 Earthquakes, Christchurch and has set an ambitious goal to become the most ‘earthquake-safe’ city in the world.

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5 must-do day trips from Christchurch

Looking to get out of the city for a day? Here are the top 5 activities you have to do!

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Top 10 things to do for free in Christchurch

From farmers markets to museums, gardens and secret gigs – there is plenty of things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand for Free.

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Top 12 Exciting Things to do in Akaroa

Akaroa is a picturesque town on the Banks Peninsula is an absolute must during your journey in New Zealand. Here are 12 things to do in Akaroa, New Zealand.

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5 Must-do drives in the South Island – New Zealand

Here are the top 5 must do drives in New Zealand – Rugged coastlines, alpine scenery, and turquoise lakes are amongst the beautiful landscapes you will see.

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24 hours in Christchurch – What you can do

One stop you have to make is Christchurch, but what if you would have only one day to spend in the largest city of South Island?

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The Ultimate New Zealand South Island Itinerary for 7 days

Don’t worry if you don’t have weeks to spend in the South Island, we can help you see the best places with this 7-day itinerary.

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