The Ashley Hotel Christchurch
Central Riccarton Accommodation
Book your stay at The Ashley Hotel Christchurch and find yourself surrounded in a relaxed and casual hotel atmosphere. This conveniently located Christchurch accommodation is central to Riccarton, Hagley Park, Christchurch Hospital and minutes from the Christchurch CBD.
Studio - Twin (Queen / Single)
Our Twin Studios at the Ashley Hotel, Christchurch are stylish, newly refurbished, and the ideal Christchurch accommodation. Twin Studios have a queen-size bed and one king-single bed with quality bedding and pillows for the ultimate sleep. Be entertained with a 43" plasma television with a choice of several satellite channels and an alarm clock.
Studio - King
Our King Studios at the Ashley Hotel, Christchurch are stylish, newly refurbished, and the ideal Christchurch accommodation. King Studios have a king-size bed with quality bedding and pillows for the ultimate sleep. Be entertained with a 43" plasma television with a choice of several satellite channels and an alarm clock.
Williams Hotels has grown to a portfolio of over 350 quality rooms that are strategically located in some of New Zealand’s most iconic locations. They include:
o Oakridge Resort in Wanaka
o Punakaiki Resort in Punakaiki
o Ashley Hotel in Greymouth
o Ashley Hotel in Christchurch
o Towers on the Park in Christchurch
Visit Williamshotels.co.nz to find out more
Experience New Zealand's rich cultural and natural heritage. Rare Maori artefacts and the stories behind them will fascinate you. Our Antarctic Gallery celebrates the heroic age of discovery and exploration. The Christchurch Street transports you back in time with the sights and sounds of pioneering days. Clothing and accessories from yesteryear are joined by decorative treasures in our galleries. Living Canterbury offers the chance for visitors to find out how Cantabrians live. Children will enjoy hands on fun at Discovery, our natural history centre ($2 entry). Frequent special exhibitions. Café and store.
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Located just 15 minutes from the city centre, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens (external link)are literally at the heart of the city's reputation as the Garden City.
Our impressive collection of plants provide a tranquil oasis, from the spring drifts of daffodils and spectacular herbaceous border to our ever popular roses and stunning autumn leaf display. The New Zealand Garden offers an accessible glimpse into the country’s unique wilderness and the conservatories are fascinating places to explore all year round.
Punting on the Avon
Summer or winter, glide along the tranquil Avon River in Christchurch, as a skilled punter in traditional Edwardian attire propels you slowly along the water. Our Avon River Punting tours are set aboard handcrafted flat-bottomed boats, poled along by your punter from the platformed till at the rear end of the boat. An ideal group or family activity, Punting on the Avon is an eco-friendly way to relax and enjoy Christchurch from a different perspective. From our Park departure point travel leisurely from the historic Antigua Boat sheds, through the Botanic Gardens, and enjoy the spectacular flora that our ‘Garden City’ is famous for. Alternatively, our City departure point takes you through the heart of our city through the progressing Avon river.
International Antarctic Centre
Journey through modern day Antarctica and experience a taste of this unique and breathtaking continent. Learn about the human impact on the continent, the wildlife and plant systems and Antarctica’s effect on the globe. 'Antarctica' the Snow and Ice experience is some really ‘cool’ fun with icy slides, a 'polar plunge' ice water challenge, a cave and an Antarctic storm! Get your adrenalin pumping with an exciting ride on the all-terrain, amphibious Hagglund and experience a magical simulated Antarctic Cruise in the 4D Extreme Theatre! This place is full on, interactive & tactile Antarctic for all.
Quake City charts the aftermaths of the September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes and the extraordinary response of the emergency services, international rescue teams, the thousands of volunteers who pitched in to help and the incredible resilience of Canterbury’s communities. Exhibition includes some of the objects which have defined the Canterbury earthquakes including the spire of ChristChurch Cathedral and the railway station clocks which stopped at 1.51 pm on 22 February. The rebuild section of the exhibition brings the visitor up to date with progress in regenerating the city and the recovery projects underway.
Adrenalin Forest Christchurch
Fly, jump, swing and scream in through the tree tops. Adrenalin Forest is best described as high wire, high excitement activity, where participants can test their limits and conquer their fears. It is a great confidence builder and adrenalin rush. The park features an aerial obstacle course more than 2 km in length, up to 20 metres off the ground and covering three hectares of forest. Participants negotiate a series of 100 challenging activities high up in the tree canopy attached by an overhead safety wire. There are six different courses of progressive difficulty. Test yourself how high and how far you will go. Affordable fun for the whole family. It takes around 3 hours to complete the course.
New Regent St
Opened in 1932, New Regent Street is Christchurch’s only complete heritage streetscape. With beautiful Spanish Mission architecture, and a distinctive pastel colour scheme, it’s long been popular with locals and tourists alike. In amongst the history and heritage there’s an exciting range of businesses in the boutique shops. From gourmet fudge and cookies to a whisky bar and diamond jeweler, New Regent Street is all about pleasure and indulgence. Whether sipping a latte while admiring the period features and attractive landscaping, indulging in a haircut and manicure, or meeting friends for drinks, you’ll find it a stylish haven for pleasure and relaxation.
Little High Eatery
Little High Eatery is Christchurch's newest and most unique space to eat out. There's nothing else like this. Experience eight different local and family-run businesses inside our modern marketplace with plenty of shared seating.
Christchurch Adventure Park
Your base for epic adventures and chilled out down-time set in Christchurch’s Port Hills. Race through the valley on the dual zip-line tour. Take in the stunning views from the chairlift or walking track. Be totally stoked out by the stunning machine and hand-built mountain bike trails or just chill out on the large deck of our Café nestled in the Pine forest. The Adventure Park experience is yours for the making and we can't wait to share it with you
Rapaki Track Walk
The track is very popular with walkers, mountain bikers and the occasional 4WD. It starts at the top of Rapaki Road and is an easy path to follow to the summit. It is an open pathway and can be fairly sheltered or windy depending on the wind direction. Gradual climb with steeper sections. Rewarded with stunning Port Hills and then city, beach and ocean views. At the top of the track there is access to a number of walks to continue exploring the Port Hills.