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Stuff to do in Christchurch


Christchurch Tour Ideas

Rebuild Bike Tour

Rebuild Bike Tour
Duration:
2 hours
From:
USD 37.13
<p>The Christchurch Rebuild Bike Tour is a two-hour guided experience that showcases the changed nature of the CBD and the future rebuild of Christchurch as it becomes a 21st century city. A friendly and entertaining local guide will lead you at a leisurely pace.</p>

Christchurch Gondola Ride

Christchurch Gondola Ride
Duration:
Varies
From:
USD 20.79
Celebrate the recovery of Christchurch following the 2011 earthquake, and take a trip aboard the newly reopened Christchurch Gondola. The upgraded cable car takes you on a scenic journey to the Port Hills crater rim and Mt Cavendish summit, giving you fabulous views of Christchurch's dramatically changed cityscape. See Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton Harbour unfold as you rise to the revamped summit complex, on the crater rim of Christchurch's famous extinct volcano. To see even more of Christchurch, add a Catepillar Bus Tour at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens or go punting on the Avon River.

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Christchurch Airport (CHC) Car Rental


Welcome to the car rental Christchurch Airport information page with information on Christchurch Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Christchurch driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Christchurch Airport car rental options and search for the best available Christchurch car rental rates in the search box below.


Christchurch Airport Car Rental Advice & Driving Tips




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Christchurch Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

All Christchurch Airport car hire offices are located within the airport building.  This also includes some of the more popular Christchurch Airport car rental backpacker companies.


Christchurch Airport Car Rental Companies

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Backpacker Campervans Britz Campervans Explore More Rentals Maui Rentals ... plus several more local companies


Christchurch Driving Information


 
Driving is on the left side of the road.


 
Christchurch Airport rental cars may be either automatic OR manual transmission. Make sure to verify when booking if you are not comfortable with a manual transmission.


 
Your local drivers' licence is required.


An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).


 
Christchurch Driving Stress Level: 3/10

Driving in and around Christchurch is fairly easy going and does not present any major concerns.


Be aware of the 'right-hand' rule that requires drivers to give way or yield to turning traffic on their right when they are making a turn. This rule is exclusive to New Zealand and will be explained by the rental agent. This rule is currently under review, so please make sure to ask when you pick up your car.


 


Christchurch Airport Car Rental Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com recommends a Christchurch Airport car rental.

A rental car enables you to conveniently get out and explore the South Island using Christchurch as a base.



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Last Updated: 28 Jan 2017