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Willowbank Dinner and Maori Concert from Christchurch

Willowbank Dinner and Maori Concert from Christchurch
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 170.82
Immerse yourself in the fascinating life of New Zealand and enjoy two of the most popular attractions in Christchurch! After a guided tour of the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, where you'll see a great variety of birds and animals, both native to and introduced to New Zealand, continue your evening with an exciting Maori cultural experience at Ko Tane.

Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and Botanic Gardens Tour

 Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and Botanic Gardens Tour
Duration:
Varies
From:
USD 20.79
Explore the tranquil side of Christchurch with a classic boating, or punting, experience on the beautiful Avon River. A punter provides informative commentary as he or she rows you and your companions past the city center and Christchurch Botanic Gardens in a narrow boat. You can upgrade your tour to include Christchurch Botanic Gardens tour, a Christchurch Gondola ride, or a Christchurch Tram's hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of downtown.

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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 Apr 2017