About Christchurch City
Christchurch is the gateway to the Southern Alps, the largest city in the South Island and is full of creative quirks and activities to keep you busy. There's a great range of snow sports stores and plenty of places to eat and drink. Chill HQ is centrally located , where you can collect your Chill Pass or hire a bike for a pedal through Hagley Park and beyond.
From the Port Hills enjoy panoramic views from the ocean to the Alps and an extensive array of climbing crags, mountain biking and walking tracks.
Christchurch is the perfect place to start your South Island adventure.
Where to stay in Christchurch
Commodore HotelThe Commodore is an ideal place to start and finish your Mainland snow experience. Located moments from Christchurch Airport, with free 24hour shuttle service. Book online with promo code “CHILL” to receive a complimentary Breakfast.
Ph: +64 4 458 8129
Address: 449 Memorial Ave, Christchurch Airport
Where to get the best coffee in Christchurch
C4 Coffee HQC4 Coffee is a specialist local coffee roaster. They are the home of coffee beans, machines and all things caffeine. Join them on the quest for espresso perfection!
Ph: 0800 242 63333
Address: 113 Fitzgerald Street, Christchurch
Transport & services in Christchurch
Touchdown Car RentalsTouchdown Car Rentals Christchurch offers the very latest model 4wd's. Book on their website with the promo code "CHILL" and receive complimentary chains and ski rack for your ski holiday.
NZ Free Phone: 0800 736 849
AUS Free Phone: 1800 628 357
Black Diamond Safaris - Guided Tours and TransportSki or ride the best snow and terrain in New Zealand with Black Diamond Safaris. Experience the Club Fields with seasoned locals for single and multi-day guided adventures for all levels. Operating daily from Methven with Transport options available. BDS are the Club Field Specialists. Showing you the ropes since 1996.
Ph: +64 27 450 8283
Smylies TransportDaily transport from Christchurch via Springfield to Porters Ski Area. Also, on request transport to Cheeseman, Broken River, and Craigieburn. Small or larger groups with 4WD van or bus to suit the group size. One way options available and package day tours.
Mobile: 0274718109 or 0210636322
Address: 5653 West Coast Rd, Springfield
The Chain ManThe Chain Man Specialist suppliers of snow and traction chains to suit all vehicles. Comprehensive range, comprehensive service. Specialised free fitting service to ensure your safety to and from the mountains. Branches in Invercargill and Christchurch. Find them in Invercargill at 232 Mersey Street or phone 03 214 6468.
Ph: +64 3 366 1528
Address: Unit 1, 1 Cass Street , Sydenham , Christchurch