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Christchurch, New Zealand Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 77
Total Sleeping Rooms 3,012
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 263
Committable Meeting Rooms* 14
Largest Exhibit Space 371 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $10,653
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $185
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $162
*Maximum for a single hotel

Christchurch, New Zealand Things to Do and Attractions

Twenty Seven Steps

Situated upstairs on New Regent Street, Twenty Seven Steps serves rustic, European-inspired cuisine crafted with seasonal, local ingredients. It serves dinner nightly starting at 5 p.m. Private function space is available indoors and out.

King of Snake

Vibrant and inventive, King of Snake specializes in Southeast Asian cuisine, taking guests on a journey into the region’s tastes, textures, and aromatics in a casual, sophisticated setting. King of Snake opens nightly at 4 p.m.


Specializing in meat that’s dry-aged in-house and finished in a charcoal oven, Bessie pairs its top-grade cuts of meat with world-class New Zealand produce and global wines. Bessie is open nightly from 5 to 9:30 p.m.; group dining space is available.

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EntX Entertainment Hub

Christchurch’s EntX Entertainment Hub features a ground-floor dining area lined with food outlets and a state-of-the-art HOYTS cinema complex with seven theaters. This contemporary space features a wide range of global gastronomic experiences among

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The Court Theatre

Home to New Zealand’s largest theater company, the 390-seat Court Theatre presents 19 productions each year, as well as strong education programs and backstage tours. The Court Theatre is available for private rentals and group tours.

Isaac Theatre Royal

The historic Isaac Theatre Royal is an Elizabethan performance space with unique acoustics and an elegant setting. The 1,292-seat, three-level venue presents a fantastic mix of music, theater, dance, and more. Group rentals are available on the stage

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Black Cat Cruises

The eco-tourism group Black Cat Cruises in Akaroa, about 90 minutes from Christchurch, allows guests to swim in the wild with the endangered Hector’s dolphin, the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin. In addition, Black Cat Cruises features Akaroa

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Mount Hutt

One of New Zealand’s largest ski areas, Mount Hutt features a great variety of terrain, spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Southern Alps, and one of the longest vertical drops on the South Island. Located in nearby Canterbury, it spans

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Christchurch Adventure Park

Perfect for team-building activities, Christchurch Adventure Park is home to the longest chairlift in New Zealand, taking riders and their bikes to the top of the Port Hills. From there, visitors can soak in the views, explore beginner to pro-level

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Featuring an extraordinary collection of exotic and native New Zealand plants, Christchurch Botanic Gardens feature all-season beauty indoors and outdoors. Guest can explore the gardens’ public art, play at the kids’ playground and paddling pool, and

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Margaret Mahy Playground

Perched along the Avon River, Margaret Mahy Playground offers fun for all ages and all abilities. This modern, innovative playground boasts sand and water play, a huge slide, toddler features, lawn picnic areas, food and beverage retailers, and much

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International Antarctic Center

Journey through modern-day Antarctica at the International Antarctic Center, located next to Christchurch International Airport. The interactive attraction offers a range of experiences for the entire family, welcoming guests to go on an all-terrain

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He Tāngata

He Tāngata is a Christchurch cultural experience that showcases the Māori culture of the South Island through daily tours of a National Marae. Visitors can take in a welcoming ceremony and theater-style performance of the country’s history

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The Arts Centre of Christchurch

Home to New Zealand’s largest collection of Category 1 heritage buildings, The Arts Centre is a place for culture, education, and creativity, thanks to its wealth of arts-related activities, shopping, dining, and beautiful outdoor areas. Spanning an

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Hagley Park and Gardens

Situated at the heart of Christchurch, the 407-acre Hagley Park and Gardens features vast green spaces, springtime floral shows, and mature woodlands. It also has facilities for golf, netball, croquet, tennis, and petanque, as well as tree-lined

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