Christchurch or 'the Garden City' Christchurch is the hub of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the largest of all the South Island cities and is situated at the confluence of the Heathcote and Avon rivers with a backdrop of the port hills.

Chardonnay Motor Lodge accommodation Christchurch is close to the exclusive Peppers Clearwater Resort & Golf Club and premier golf courses - Russley and Harewood.

Just a short stroll away from Chardonnay Motor Lodge accommodation Christchurch is the Groynes recreational area, with walks, lake, picnic areas and playgrounds.

Surrounding the city there are a multitude of activities for all walks of life. Including golf courses and driving ranges, tennis courts, wild life parks, walking tracks, cycle tracks, wind surfing, boating and much more.

During the winter take advantage of the great ski fields within 1-2 hours drive including Mount Hutt, Craigieburn and Porter Heights.

Other attractions include:

The International Antarctic Centre

8 minutes drive from Chardonnay Motor Lodge is an exhilerating, interactive experience inside the chilling atmosphere and environment of Antarctica close to Christchurch airport.

Orana Park

Orana Wildlife Park is the largest wildlife and conservation centre in New Zealand and has an open range zoo. The 80 hectare wildlife Park is located 10 minutes drive  from Chardonnay Motor Lodge.

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

A uniquely Kiwi wildlife educational attraction 5 minutes from Chardonnay Motor Lodge accommodation Christchurch.

Chardonnay Motor Lodge accommodation Christchurch is also a 5 minute drive to:

  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping Malls
  • A wide range of restaurants, cafes and wineries

Day Trips


  • Cafés
  • Harbour cruises
  • Swim with dolphins

Hanmer Springs

  • Bush walks
  • Mountain biking
  • Bungy jumping
  • Thermal pools


  • Whale watching

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