Bella Vista Motels & Apartments Christchurch
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This vibrant, picturesque city is surrounded by natural wonders - the sparkling Pacific Ocean, majestic Southern Alps and an ancient volcanic peninsula. Discover Canterbury's lush vineyards, pristine glacial lakes, world-class natural wildlife experiences and Mount Cook National Park - all part of this region of remarkable contrasts.




Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city and the gateway to our local diverse region of Canterbury and to the stunningly beautiful South Island.

We hope you allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy what our city and surrounds have to offer.


City Attractions:

Antarctic Centre: This is a window into the unique world of Southern Antarctica. Experience this award winning attraction where you can get up close and personal with Little Blue Penguins and be interactive with all things Antarctic.


Willow Bank: This nature reserve is where you can view our native Kiwi without the restrictions of glass barriers. This beautiful nature park minutes from our city centre has a vast array of native flora, fauna, birdlife and mammals making this a very special city attraction. This is also where you can experience our Native Maori culture with nightly performances.

Canterbury Museum: Our Museum is a treasure trove of riches with collections that have engaged and delighted visitors from all over the world for more than 130 years.


Botanical Gardens: Christchurch is known as The Garden City. A visit to our Botanical gardens at any time of the year is a treat for the senses. Wander around freely or choose the guided option. Christchurch is proud to be the home of the annual International Ellersie Flower show for a week during the month of March.

Hagley Park & Public Golf Course: This inner city treasure is a short walk from Bella Vista Motel. It has been reserved forever as a public park and is used extensively by local joggers, cyclists and walkers and is the venue for various outside concerts during the summer months.


Christchurch Casino: For those who enjoy a flutter, this stylish establishment is within a short distance from Bella Vista Motel and they offer our guests a courtesy shuttle.

Shopping: Christchurch’s latest attraction is our Pop-Up retail precinct in the inner city. Do visit this innovative post earthquake attraction.


Punting: This is one of Christchurch’s oldest visitor attractions. Enjoy a leisurely ride on our beautiful Avon River around the city or through the Botanical Gardens.

City Tours:
This is an excellent way of seeing plenty when your time is limited. We are very happy to book these half day tours on your behalf.




Attractions Further Afield:

Trans Alpine Day Trip: This is one of the world’s most scenic train journeys taking you from the flat rural plains on our east coast, through our snow-capped mountains and beech forests to the stony shores of the west coast and return.


Hot Pools: An easy drive from central Christchurch is the alpine village of Hanmer Springs. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the natural thermal hot pools and return to the city revived.

Swim with the Dolphins: Akaroa is a small French settlement situated in a beautiful bay on our extinct volcano peninsula. It makes a lovely day trip from Christchurch to enjoy this quiet sea-side village or to take the cruise and experience swimming with dolphins. We are happy to make a booking for you as this is a very popular activity.


Whale Watching: We can arrange a stress free day trip to Kaikoura to enjoy this amazing nature experience. With huge demands on this popular attraction bookings are essential.

Lord of the Rings: Where else in the world can you visit Edoras and Middle Earth all within a short distance from Bella Vista Motel. Bookings are essential for this unique intimate day tour. The scenery is stunning.


Wine Tours: Let us arrange for you an all-inclusive tour to our region’s many award winning vineyards all within a short distance from the city.




Just 75 kilometres from the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, Akaroa is a historic French and British settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. Explore the village with its colonial architecture, galleries, craft stores, and cafés. Relax or take part in the many activities that are on offer. Explore the dramatic outer bays and take your time to soak in the magic of this area. A wide range of accommodation is available and you will need more than a day to explore this little piece of paradise.




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