Reasons To Visit Christchurch
Christchurch is the third largest city in New Zealand known for its fascinating architecture both old and new, interesting cultural attractions and busy festival calendar. Be sure to get around the city and explore many of its excellent museums and attractions like the Canterbury Museum and the International Antarctic Center which is perfect for families with kids. Christchurch is known as a vibrant festival city where you will find all kinds of events over the course of the year like the Summertimes music and arts festival and Carnival Week in November. The city is also renowned for its beauty with its many parks and gardens offering a relaxing getaway from the city atmosphere.
Arriving In Christchurch
Christchurch International Airport is the main airport serving Christchurch located just over 10 km from the city center. The airport primarily handles international flights from around the region as well as direct flights from the UAE. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Christchurch you will be able to make the journey out of Dubai. Currently the only airline providing flights on this route is Emirates, the flag carrier of Dubai, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport (Emirates baggage allowance rules).
At Christchurch International Airport you will find a comprehensive selection of amenities and facilities to meet your needs. As well as a number of cafés and eateries on site, you can browse through duty-free shopping or pick up some last-minute travel basics. Additionally, the airport provides travelers with free Wi-Fi throughout so you can surf the web without paying a thing. When you have arrived in Christchurch there are a number of ways to travel into the city including by public transport. If you would prefer public transport there are a few bus routes serving airports as well as a 24-hour airport bus. Alternatively, car rental in Christchurch is also popular for people wishing to get out and exploring the wonderful landscape.
Christchurch Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to New Zealand you are able to enter the country without a visa for a period of up to three months. The hottest time of year in Christchurch is between December and March which sees average highs exceeding 20 degrees, while those visiting from May until September may want to bring some warm clothing as it can get chilly. Be advised that Christchurch is nine hours ahead of the UAE, while the currency utilized in the country is the New Zealand dollar.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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