There are so many times when you feel like getting away from the banality of the daily grind. Christchurch, a stunning historic city on New Zealand’s south island, provides the perfect backdrop for that well deserved holiday. Luxury is easy to come by in this unforgettable destination. Read on to discover a few luxurious getaways at Christchurch:
Hanmer Springs and Hurunui
A scenic 90 minute drive through the verdant green mountains of New Zealand, Hanmer Springs is an award-winning thermal pool and spa haven. Going for a full-body treatment at one of the plush spas is highly recommended. After dip in the therapeutic mineral-infused waters, you can indulge in some fine wines from the Canterbury region. If you fancy staying the night over at some place, you’ll be impressed by the luxury bed and breakfast inns or alpine lodges where you can order a couple of local dishes at dinner and watch the sun set.
Akaroa and Banks Peninsula
The quaint French inspired town of Akaroa, an easy 90 minute drive from Christchurch, takes luxury to a new level. With cosy bed and breakfast inns and elegant lodges, Akaroa is the perfect place to relax with a glass of Canterbury wine and fresh seafood. Do explore the rich marine reserves, and unique artisan culture. At Banks Peninsula, take a drive along the Summit Road – the crater rim of the old volcano that formed Akaroa Harbour. There’s also a huge network of walking trails here, offering rich displays of native bush and birdlife. The beaches on the peninsula’s outer bays are perfect for a swim and picnic.
Canterbury Luxury Lodges
Vistas of rolling hills and vast endless plains are what you’ll see when you look out of the window of your lodge here in Canterbury. Tucked away in the Southern Alps, peace and tranquility meet elegance and splendor in the Canterbury luxury lodges. To reach, choose Hertz car rental in Christchurch and hire one of their luxury vehicles to drive down to indulge in the myriad delights of these luxury lodges. Enjoy living in a sumptuous treehouse at the eco-retreat of Hapuku Lodge northof Kaikoura or stay at the regal Otahuna Lodge, a Victorian mansion surrounded by manicured lawns, woodlands, and gardens with fruit-laden trees.
The Classic Villa
If you are looking to stay at a lavish Italian-style villa, the Classic Villa is the place to book. Located in the heart of Christchurch, this award-winning boutique hotel boasts an array of facilities such as free Wi-Fi in the rooms, luxury beds, complimentary breakfast, teas and coffees, wood-fire effect heaters, and much more. The best part is, you won’t have to go far to visit city attractions like the Arts Centre & Market, Botanical Gardens, Cathedral Square, Golf Course, and theatres – all of which are only a stone’s throw away from the hotel.