About the Area

It’s 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, as it offers 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 space, including the renowned Hagley Park where river punters grace the waterways, taking travellers on a tour of the park.

hoIn Christchurch culture takes centre stage, with Maori performances, and 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, and 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 a frequent occurrence in Christchurch, and 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.

‘Container City’ (Re:START Mall) is one of Christchurch’s major attractions and is a new addition to the city post the 2011 Earthquakes. Stylishly appointed and providing the city with over 50 retail outlets, you’ll find everything you need from dining to fashion and giftware. From fresh coffee to designer labels and gourmet cuisine, and located just 500 metres from your hotel, this is a must-see attraction during your holiday in Christchurch New Zealand.


Things to do in Christchurch:

  • Shop at the container Mall
  • Visit local markets
  • Stroll through the Botanical Gardens
  • Canterbury Museum tour
  • Bushwalking