Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city and the gateway to the magnificent South Island, with Christchurch International Airport located just 10 kilometres or 15 minutes’ drive to the city centre. International and domestic flights are regular, easily connecting visitors to Asia-Pacific and beyond. Travel around the Canterbury region is easy with numerous transport options available.
Set amongst the beautiful Avon River and numerous green spaces, Christchurch city enjoys a mix of stunning restored heritage venues and stylish new architecture, creating a vibrant city experience. Journey a short distance out of Christchurch and you will find lush vineyards, alpine hot pools, snowy peaks, and coastal playgrounds. Regional destinations include the thermal resort of Hanmer Springs, the natural coastal wonderland of Kaikoura, the winter resort of Methven and Mt Hutt ski field, and the stunning high-country environment of the Mt Cook Mackenzie region. All offer fabulous experiences for business events and incentive visitors.
Christchurch and the Canterbury region have plenty to offer those planning business events, including new hotels in the city and unique venues. Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre opens in 2021 and will cater for up to 2000 delegates with a main auditorium seating 1,400, a 3,300 sqm exhibition hall, 1,000 seat banquet room, and 24 meeting rooms. The Christchurch Town Hall is one of New Zealand’s premier performance venues and offers a stunning backdrop and versatile option for many styles of business events. The city and wider region can cater for a broad range of events including large conferences and events, executive retreats, team building, incentives, partner programmes and more.
Christchurch and the Canterbury region have a wide range of accommodation choices to suit any budget. There are over 5000 accommodation rooms in central Christchurch with several new hotels opening in the next two years. Throughout the region choose from boutique lodges, B&B’s, hotels and motels, set amongst stunning scenery.
The Canterbury region provides a diverse mix of highlights for any visitor, all set amongst some of the best of New Zealand’s coastal and alpine playgrounds. Christchurch is the perfect hub from which to explore, including options for pre and post touring, partner programmes and incentive travel. Whether you want to relax or take on something more challenging, there are many options on offer. Some leisurely highlights include alpine hot pools, spa treatments, boutique wineries, wildlife viewing and night sky tours. If you want to hit the outdoors, some top experiences include hot air ballooning, golf, scenic train journeys, the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail, 4WD tours and many adrenalin based activities.
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