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The gateway to New Zealand’s Canterbury region and one of the world’s five Antarctic gateways, Christchurch is a lively hub for the arts, entertainment, and hospitality, thanks to its thriving cultural scene and fast-growing reputation as a culinary hot spot. Centrally located on the eastern side of South Island, the city is within a 15-minute drive of Christchurch International Airport, which offers direct flights to and from major national and international destinations. Meeting travelers appreciate Christchurch’s variety of unique venues, as well as its award-winning architecture, beautiful parks and gardens, proximity to outdoor adventure, and walkable city center with shops, restaurants, and entertainment spots set near the Avon River.
Set to open in 2022, Te Pae - Christchurch Convention Centre will span 300,000 square feet in a prime position beside the Ōtākaro Avon River at the center of the city, surrounded by green space. Te Pae will accommodate up to 2,000 people, with its tiered, 1,400-person auditorium divisible into two event spaces. Additional meeting rooms will include flexible venues of varying sizes, while the exhibition hall will be able to accommodate up to 200 booths or be divided into three distinct spaces.
One of Christchurch’s most recognizable pieces of architecture - and one of New Zealand’s premier performance venues - Christchurch Town Hall also features multipurpose event spaces for a variety of events, as well as a beautiful riverside backdrop. Fresh off a comprehensive rebuild and restoration project, Christchurch Town Hall features five venues that accommodate 20 to 2,250 guests, including the Douglas Liburn Auditorium and James Hay Theatre.
All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.
Christchurch features four distinct seasons, mild year-round temperatures, and a relatively dry climate. Daytime temperatures average 70℉ during the summer (December through March); 64℉ in autumn (March through May); 54℉ in the winter (June through August); and 63℉ in the spring (September through November).
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre
Christchurch Town Hall for Performing Arts
Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
Located within a 15 minutes of the city center, Christchurch International Airport is New Zealand’s second-largest airport and the gateway to the South Island. It features direct flights to major domestic and international locations, as well as a variety of dining and retail options. Passengers can hop aboard regular Metro bus service that connects the airport with Christchurch.
Christchurch Metro’s bus service provides convenient access throughout the city center and sur-rounding area, with the Purple and Red lines connecting Christchurch International Airport with the city center. Bus fare is based on number of zones traveled.
Rental-car companies represented at Christchurch International Airport include Aerodrive, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Ezi, Hertz, and Thrifty.
Passengers traveling from Christchurch International Airport to the city should expect to pay about NZ$40 in taxi fare.
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