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Gay Christchurch

Christchurch, South Island
New Zealand

Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand.
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With 14 gay and lesbian tourism regions to choose from throughout country, New Zealand is becoming a boutique destination for gay men, lesbians, transgender and bisexual travelers. Located on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch is the largest and most English of New Zealand cities and the gateway to the Canterbury region. Thanks to its temperate climate and the planning and foresight of earlier generations, Christchurch is internationally famed as 'The Garden City'. With it’s many gracious parks, tree lined avenues and Floral Festival in February, the city embraces all things flora.

To match its vibrant image, Christchurch has a range of gay specific and gay-friendly hotels, inns, guesthouses and traditional bed and breakfast accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes of the gay and lesbian traveler. Ranging from gay and lesbian owned and gay friendly hostels, boutique gay bed and breakfast and guesthouses, luxury lodges, hotels and inns, Christchurch's gay and lesbian accommodation is exciting, wide ranging and diverse.

It is a city with a vibrant café and cultural scene and home to the largest community arts center in the country. Sightseeing is made easy by historic trams that make a circuit around many of the best-known sights. The city's many festivals include the Summer Times Festival, which incorporates the Festival of Romance and the International Busker’s Festival, the Christchurch Winter Festival in August and Showtime Canterbury in November. For those looking for sun, sea and sand, Christchurch has extensive beaches within a short drive from the city. Among the 'must sees' are the weekend Arts Centre market, Christchurch Cathedral, Botanic Gardens and International Antarctic Centre.
Getting here couldn’t be easier.

Fly into Christchurch International Airport or take one of the many buses (local and long-distance) or trains. The car, however, remains the dominant form of transport. The central city has very flat terrain and the city is creating a network of cycle lanes on roads.

Within one or two hours' drive, in any direction of Christchurch, there is plenty to do and see. To the east lie the open ocean and Banks Peninsula, featuring sheltered bays, sandy beaches, bush clad valleys, rocky coastline and high, wild places. To the west, past fertile plains and braided rivers, are forested foothills and lakes. Beyond them lie the tallest mountains in Australasia, the Southern Alps, strung out parallel to the coastline. To the north lie green rolling hills, forests and long, empty beaches, with the whale-watching centre of Kaikoura about 2 hours' drive away. And to the south, farmland and two of Canterbury's pristine rivers provide the perfect landscape for fishing, whitewater rafting and kayaking.

So, if you’re looking for a vacation destination that is exciting and vibrant yet relaxing and laid back, Christchurch has plenty to offer the gay and lesbian traveler.

Christchurch Gay and Lesbian Hotels, Inns, and Guest Houses

Properties are shown in their current Pink Choice ranking order, within one of four price bands ranging from luxury ($$$$) to economy ($).

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