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Addington City Motel is the closest ground floor units only Motel to the Railway Station.
(No stairs to climb or noise from above units!)
We offer a FREE shuttle service to and from the railway station.
We meet the train on arrival. No having to phone and wait for the shuttle!Although we are only 800m to the station our units are very quiet.)
Addington City Motel is opposite the Horncastle Arena (Formerly known as the CBS Arena), Addington Raceway and the New Crusaders AMI Stadium!
Pioneer Stadium, Christchurch Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital,Hillmorton Hospital, Hagley Park and the Netball Courts are nearby and we are opposite local restaurants and bars. Dux de Lux and the Court Theatre are just a short walk from us.
Christchurch City Centre is a 5 minute drive with a regular bus service passing the motel.
The Airport is just a 15 minute drive.
There is a free courtesy shuttle to and from the Casino in the City Centre. (Provided by Christchurch Casino.)
Our fully equipped spacious units are on the ground floor with under cover parking. Set in well established gardens.
The motel units are away from the main road and there are no upstairs motel units ensuring that you have quiet surroundings.
FREE WiFi in all units
Let your children enjoy the safe playground with netted safety trampoline. While the adults relax in the secluded BBQ area.
We have additional parking space for campervans, vans,small buses, trailers, horse floats and medium sized elephants etc. And if you need a rental car, we can arrange them with discounted rates for our motel guests.
Your Hosts: Andy and Janice will give you a friendly, personal service and valuable advice for your accommodation and rental car needs.
Tranz Scenic Trains
Tranz Scenic runs a number of world renowned breathtaking train journeys, two of which start two minutes from our door!
We can save a fortune on your train tickets when you book through us. (Overseas guests only.) Enquire how.
The TRANZALPINE is the traverse of the Southern Alps between Christchurch and Greymouth. Travel from one side of the south island to the other, beginning near the Pacific Ocean and ending by the Tasman Sea. The train journey offers a wealth of scenery as you travel from the Canterbury Plains, ascending through beech rain forests past spectacular vista's, along the foothills of the Alps, and through a jumble of gulleys and gorges. There are 16 tunnels and 5 viaducts along the way, the highest being the “Staircase Viaduct” standing at over 70 metres.
Travel one way or do the one day return trip . Another, more relaxing alternative is to get off at Lake Brunner (Moana ) - The Station House Cafe will meet the train ( by arrangement ), have a nice lunch and a walk by the very scenic lake then catch the train on its return trip.
The TRANZCOASTAL travels up the east coast from Christchurch to Picton. Many travellers stop off at Kaikoura on the way to take in the beautiful Pacific Ocean and go on a whale watching tour or swim with the dolphins. The train journey is glorious, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side and the captivating Pacific Ocean seashore on the other. There are 22 tunnels to travel through as the railway hugs the rugged coastline on its way to Picton and the Marlborough Sounds.
5 min drive to Christchurch City Centre. Bus stop close to the motel, buses every 6 mins (during daytime)
Renowned as the Garden City, this beautiful, historic city has so much to offer visitors and locals alike. It is the largest city in the South Island and has a noticeable English flair in the architecture and culture.
Take a leisurely stroll along the Avon River which is a focal point for various activities. Punting, fine dining, the arts centre and the vibrant botanical gardens are just a few of the attractions alongside the Avon.
Other activities further a field from the city centre include:
- Willowbank Wildlife Reserve the only place you're guaranteed close up encounters with kiwi's, day and night.
- At the Antarctic Centre, which is adjacent to the airport, you can get a feel of the gruelling Antarctic conditions with its Indoor Snow & Ice experience and a thrilling outdoor Antarctic Hagglund Ride.
- Take a wildlife cruise around Lyttelton Harbour and swim with the rare Hectors Dolphins.
- Visit Christchurch's various museums, art galleries, café's, bars, restaurants and shops.
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