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About the Area

Canterbury is a region that’s bursting with history, culture and breathtaking scenery, and BreakFree on Cashel is your ideal Christchurch accommodation, positioned in the centre of it all. Christchurch has long been a popular hub for tourists, offering a diverse mix of attractions for history lovers, families, nature goers and adrenalin junkies.

Nicknamed the ‘Garden City’, Christchurch features hundreds of gardens and open spaces, including the renowned Hagley Park where river punters grace the waterways, taking travellers on a floating tour of the park.

In Christchurch culture takes centre stage, with Maori performances, endless museums, art galleries, dance, film, and theatre shows to keep you entertained. Those seeking adventure can dive into an array of iconic activities, including water rafting, bungy jumping, sky-diving, and skiing. Nature enthusiasts will be delighted with the almost endless opportunities to discover New Zealand’s native fauna and flora. From gondola rides, to winery visits and nature walks, Christchurch is not short of great experiences to pack into your New Zealand holiday.

Buses, trains and trams are frequent in Christchurch; you can purchase your tickets at BreakFree on Cashel to save the hassle of worrying about how you’ll get around the city. From the hotel you can walk to the bus stop, which is only 200m meters away from the hotel. Alternatively, you can hire a car and visit the sites at your own pace, with full control over your holiday schedule.

‘The Crossing’located only 500 metres from the hotel, is one of Christchurch’s major attractions and sets the benchmark for retail and hospitality in post-earthquake Christchurch. Within this one hectare precinct of heritage facades, cutting-edge architecture, enticing laneways and open public spaces, you can browse local and international fashion, indulge in a continually evolving mix of food, and sample exciting beauty and lifestyle brands.

 

Things to do in Christchurch:

  • Shop at ‘The Crossing’
  • Visit local markets
  • Stroll through the Botanical Gardens
  • Canterbury Museum tour
  • Bushwalking
  • Punting on the Avon River
  • Christchurch gondola ride
  • Tour the International Antarctic Centre
  • Ride the Christchurch Hop On Hop Off tram
  • See a show at the Isaac Theatre