ORL 2016 Conference

Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand's South Island. You can ski, bungy jump, hike, mountain bike, raft, surf, swim, golf, see whales, dolphins and seals, visit wineries and gardens, shop, be entertained and awed, and so much more, all within 2 hours of Christchurch. 

Christchurch is a garden city on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, set on the Canterbury Plains. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which runs through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. In 2010 and 2011, 2 major earthquakes destroyed many city-centre buildings, and restoration work continues.

For more information visit Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

New Zealand

Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānui o tea o, nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa. Greetings to all the peoples of the world, welcome to New Zealand.

New Zealand is a sophisticated and unspoilt land with truly breath-taking scenery. One minute you can be soaking in natural thermal pools or scaling glorious mountains, the next you are enjoying fine dining in absolute luxury. It is 100% pure – pure nature, pure adventure, pure relaxation – no wonder it is the envy of the world. The modern urban lifestyle, stable political environment and friendly people attract millions of visitors every year, and they keep coming back. Our primary language is English and our exchange rate tends to benefit visitors. Come visit us. Live and breathe the Kiwi way of life for a while and see why some don’t want to leave Aotearoa, the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’.

For further Information about New Zealand visit PureNZ or Tourism NZ

Getting There

Christchurch International Airport is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located 12 kilometres to the northwest of the city centre, in the suburb of Harewood.

Flying times to/from Christchurch

Direct flight times to Christchurch (approximate flying times)
Auckland to Christchurch 1 hour 
Wellington to Christchurch  45 mins

Driving times to and from Christchurch

Driving times k/ms Time
Picton to Christchurch 337 4 hrs 18 mins
Nelson City to Christchurch  415 5 hrs 16 mins
Queenstown to Christchurch 484 5 hrs 51 mins
Dunedin to Christchurch 362 4 hr 36 mins
Invercargill to Christchurch
567 7 hr 9 mins

Taxis, Rental Cars, Shuttles and Public Transportation

Blue Star Taxis
Ph: +64 3 379 9799
Web: www.bluestartaxis.org.nz
Corporate Cabs
Ph: +64 3 379 5888
Web: www.corporatecabs.co.nz
Green Cabs Ltd
Freephone: 0508 447 336
Web: www.greencabs.co.nz

Rental Cars:
AVIS New Zealand
Ph: +64 3 358 9661
Ph: 0800 283 438 (NZ)
Ph: +64 3 358 6924

Super Shuttle:
Ph: 0800 SHUTTLE (748885)
Website: www.supershuttle.co.nz