With mountainous peaks breaking the horizon to the west, the vast Pacific Ocean to the east and the picturesque Port Hills to the south, Christchurch is a city with a breathtaking backdrop from every perspective.
A gateway to the south island, it’s a modern, sophisticated city that still manages to retain that sense of untouched, natural beauty that New Zealand is famous for. A stunning blend of beautiful architecture and pristine wilderness, the second largest city in the country is the perfect place to plan your next getaway.
Offering unparalleled Christchurch accommodation, Peppers Clearwater Resort allows guests to enjoy the very best this city has to offer in complete style and comfort. When it comes to accommodation in Christchurch, there’s no better place to stay.
Activities & Attractions
Whether you love the great outdoors, enjoy nothing more than a fine glass of wine, or prefer to simply relax and unwind, Christchurch truly is a city that offers something for everyone.
Known as The Garden City, Christchurch demonstrates how urban and natural elements can work together harmoniously. The city is home to a number of beautiful, verdant gardens and parks, including the 161 hectare Hagley Park, the Botanic Gardens, Victoria Square and the picturesque gardens on the banks of the River Avon. Whether you choose to pack a picnic, take a stroll through the many paths and walkways, or settle in the shade of a beautiful old tree with a book in hand, there’s no better way to enjoy The Garden City. Additionally, Christchurch also plays host to The Floral Festival; held each year, it’s one of the most popular events on the calendar.
Besides the city’s many gardens, Christchurch offers visitors a wide range of outdoor activities – making it the ideal destination for those with a sense of adventure.
The region’s pristine rivers and surrounding parkland provide the perfect place to let your mind and feet wander. Whether you choose to embark on a bushwalk, relax with a fishing rod in hand, or head out on horseback, the beautiful views will remain etched in your memory for a lifetime. For adrenalin seekers, the crystal clear waters also present the perfect opportunity for activities such as white water rafting, jet boating and kayaking.
A relatively large city, Christchurch has plenty of options when it comes to eating out. When you stay at Peppers, The Lakes Restaurant is an excellent in-house fine dining option; a seasonal menu means only the freshest local produce is served. If you’re looking for a relaxed dining experience, get a taste for Japanese at Kinji Japanese Restaurant, discover just how delicious vegetarian food can be at The Lotus Heart Vegetarian Restaurant, or combine sightseeing and dinner with a trip on the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant.
With the Canterbury wine growing region only a short distance away, Christchurch is also a fantastic city for those who enjoy a fine drop. There’s a vast array of food and wine trails that can be explored at your own pace, or book a guided tour with one of the many local operators. Must-visit wineries include Greystone, Black Estate, Pegasus Bay and Waipara Hills.
If a day out on the wine trial hasn’t erased all traces of stress, Christchurch offers visitors a number of other ways to relax and rejuvenate.
If you love to shop, stop by Cashell Mall for a spot of retail therapy. Recently reborn, the ‘container boutiques’ deliver ultra-modern fashion that is beautifully stylish and simply bursting with colour. After a hard day shopping, why not indulge in one of the many beauty treatments on offer at USparkle Therapy Centre & Day Spa. Alternatively, relax and unwind at one of the natural hot springs surrounding Christchurch; one of the most popular, Hanmer Springs is less than an hour and a half from the city.
While summer is a beautiful season in Christchurch, there’s still plenty to see as the climate cools. Labelling winter as the off-season is hardly fair; in fact, many tourist flock to the city over the cooler months.
Featuring the tallest mountains in Australasia, the Southern Alps rise to the west of Christchurch and deliver picturesque peaks combined with world-class ski slopes. Less than an hour and a half from the city, Canterbury’s Mount Hutt spans 365 hectares and offers idyllic conditions for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. However alpine paradise doesn’t end here; snow bunnies also have the choice of slopes such as Porters Ski Area, Craigieburn Valley Ski Area, or Mt Cheeseman Ski Field among others.
With breathtaking views out over the beautiful shimmering lakes and manicured golf course, Peppers Clearwater Resort provides guests with contemporary yet elegant accommodation in Christchurch. With a range of different rooms, suites, apartments and villas on offer, Peppers caters for couples and groups of up to six people. Whether you take to the par-72 golf course, or choose to relax in the comfort of the resort itself, you’re sure to enjoy your stay at Peppers.