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Known as "The Mainland" to those who live there, Christchurch is located on the South Island of New Zealand and is the third-largest city in New Zealand. Public parks, reserves and recreational grounds create a beautiful lush and green city rested in the valley of the Avon River and understandably a popular destination among travellers. As a growing cosmopolitan city, a touch of culture is added to the experience whether it is at a local café, or on a stroll down the street.
When you visit Christchurch you can anticipate a warm welcome and plenty of things to see and do that will make you want to come back time and time again. When you arrive you can head straight for the Canterbury ski slopes, or drive southwest in your hire car for some fishing at the lakeside towns of Manapouri and Te Ana. If you enjoy mountain climbing, visit Stewart Island, New Zealand's newest national park and with seemingly infinite hiking trails.
Travel to Diamond Harbour, only thirty minutes away from Christchurch. There are many activities here that are family friendly and for those travelling with a partner or friend. Visit Stoddart's Cottage, go sailing around Lyttelton, join the Waipara Wine Tour or go swimming with Dolphins in Akaroa. Drive to Greymouth on New Zealand's west coast to visit the Monteith's Brewery, the Aquatic Centre or the world famous TranzAlpine station. Picton is a hub of activities such as sailing, scuba diving, fishing, biking and hiking. It is just north of Christchurch and sits on the top of the south island in New Zealand. Whilst in Picton admire the Marlborough Sounds from one of the many lookouts to observe the picturesque scenery from above, or travel by boat to see the drowned valleys from below. Make your way to one of the galleries in Picton for New Zealand art, jewellery, gifts, photography ceramics, textiles, paintings and sculptures.
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Car Hire Suppliers and Depots in Christchurch
Auto Europe's car hire suppliers in Christchurch include Budget, Thrifty, Europcar and Ezi-Rent
Depots are conveniently located at Christchurch International Airport and various downtown locations. Enter the details in the search form to the left to find the depot that is closest to you.
Driving in Christchurch
Parking and Tolls
Parking in the city centre of Christchurch is straightforward as they use an on-street pay and display system. The approximate rate is around $2 - $3.10 per hour and the operation hours are relative to what is displayed on each meter. More information can be found on the city's parking page.
Christchurch to Christchurch Airport (10km approx. 25min)
Christchurch to Diamond Harbour (30km approx. 45min)