Peppers Clearwater Resort

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Clearwater Ave., Harewood, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8005, New Zealand
Peppers Clearwater Resort
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Costs 47% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Driving from ChCh to Queenstown or Vice Versa

by wejeth

I will be renting a car and doing a 1 way trip from either Christchurch to Queenstown or Queenstown to ChCh. Is one direction better to view the mountains over the other? I prefer to fly to Queenstown first and fly out of Christchurch. Thanks?

Re: Driving from ChCh to Queenstown or Vice Versa

by Steve51

driving from Q'town to ChCh will put you on the correct side of the road to get the best view of Mt Cook across Lake Pukaki...if it's a fine day
It probably make no significant difference so go for convenience of flights. Check the availability of one-way hires out of Q'town...there might not be any around the dates of your visit

Re: Driving from ChCh to Queenstown or Vice Versa

by Steve51 might be worth a look..although when they say free they mean + fuel,plus insurance. Fuel could be $100 vs cheapest flights at about $50

Re: Driving from ChCh to Queenstown or Vice Versa

by wejeth

Thanks for the input. The car rental website looked interesting. Now I can get down to travel details. Wejeth

Re: Driving from ChCh to Queenstown or Vice Versa

by Kakapo2

LOL This question is asked all the time - and the opinions vary wildly.

I think driving from Chch to Queenstown gives you the best approach to the High Country and Lake Tekapo because the landscape unfolds in front of your eyes.

Another point is that you drive and look into the sun if you travel from Queenstown to Chch, given that you will surely start early in the morning. The sun is right behind Mt. Cook in the north from 11am to 1 pm, only moving west in the later afternoon. Having the sun behind is much more pleasant and the views while driving a lot more "unobstructed".

Re: Driving from ChCh to Queenstown or Vice Versa

by missy82

I'm coming in late here and you've probably already made the arrangements but if not, here's my input for what its worth... I've done it both ways and loved it both times so there's not much in it but my personal favourite is chch to q'town as I love the view of driving towards the alps..possibly one of my favourite views ever :)

But of course, if you're doing it q'town to chch you can always just pull on the side, get out and stand and gaze at the view, whichever you do, it's a beautiful, beautiful drive - so many 'wow' moments :)

I'm jealous, lol, enjoy!


Re: Driving from ChCh to Queenstown or Vice Versa

by wejeth

hi everyone, thanks for the great responses. My travel plans are still a work in progress, depending on input from my family. I think we will end of driving round trip from ChCh to Q`town as I read that flights can often be cancelled going into Q`town. So I guess we will get the view both ways!

Travel Tips for Christchurch

The best Time to See Kiwis at the Willowbank

by Kakapo2

So many people who come to New Zealand want to see a kiwi. On my NZ page I have listed the places where you can see kiwis - but of course, it is never 100% sure. You also have to be lucky, even in the wildlife parks, as the birds have their own ideas about their public appearances.

But I can tell you when the chance is best in the night house at the Willowbank in Christchurch.

You should be there in the morning when the wildlife park opens at 9.30am. It will take you about one hour (at least) to walk through the park and have a look at all the birds and other animals until you reach the kiwi centre.

At 10.30am the carers wake up the nine kiwis in the night house. They place food in the four enclosures, and put little rocks in front of the entrances of the burrows, so the kiwis cannot walk back. The first thing kiwis do after waking up is looking for food, drinking and digging in the ground with their long beaks.

This first round of activity lasts quite a while. So if you are there at the right time you will see kiwis for sure. Later on, some take a rest, and two birds that have not been living there for a very long time even hide under a tree trunk. Under normal circumstances you will not see those at all.

All the others roam around. Be quiet and listen to their sounds, either they blow their nostrils after digging in the dirt, or they wade into the water, or you just hear their steps, as kiwis have incredibly strong and heavy feet, or you hear the rustle of leaves when those night-active birds touch branches on their search for food.

A good spot to see them is to your right (coming from the entrance) right behind the fence. There is a kind of creek with eels, and there the kiwis often wade around and drink.

Racing to the night house before 10.30am makes no sense, as they will still be sleeping.

Rolleston Statue

by rozehill

On street outside Museum on Rolleston Avenue. (Named after William Rolleston)

White marble statue on stone plinth of William Rolleston fourth and last superintendent of Canterbury. Inscription carved into stone.
William Rolleston Superintendent of Canterbury 1866 - 1876

Rolleston Statue.

Canterbury Provincial Rugby

by ATXtraveler

Christchurch is the home to the provincial rugby side (team) for Canterbury. Each Province in New Zealand fields an all-star team of the best rugby players in their province each year, and the top clubs form what is known as the Air New Zealand Cup Division. Typically, Canterbury is at or near the top of this competition, and alot of their best players go on to play for the Super 14 Canterbury Crusaders, or elsewhere in the world. Canterbury RFU wears black and red as their main colors.

Canterbury plays their matches at AMI (formerly Jade) Stadium and the Provicinal test matches are normally held in July through September, just after national competition is over.

It is definitely worthwhile to check out the schedule for your trip to ChCh, as this is one of the top sporting events to attend in the World.

Orana Wildlife Park

Set on 80...

by rozehill

Orana Wildlife Park

Set on 80 hectares of land within the McLeans Island recreational area, 18 kilometres or about 30 minutes drive from Christchurch's Cathedral Square, Orana Park has been designed with the emphasis on natural settings for the animals. Here you can view them close-up, with few fences, wire or cages.
Because of the importance the Wildlife Trust attaches to 'hands-on' education, there is a farm area which gives visitors the opportunity to touch a variety of domestic animals. Feeding giraffes, rhinoceros, lions and other animals allows visitors to experience the animals in a way offered by few other animal parks

Live Performances

by rozehill about The Court Theatre

The Court Theatre is Christchurch's only, and New Zealand's foremost, professional theatre company offering entertainment of the highest quality throughout the year.
The Court Theatre has a licensed bar & coffee shop both open 1 hour before each performance - the bar remains open after the performance. Tidy


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 Peppers Clearwater Resort

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Address: Clearwater Ave., Harewood, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8005, New Zealand