Saturday, February 4, 2023

It’s the Final Countdown! Our Ultimate Women’s Cricket World Cup Guide to Stunning Christchurch – What to Do, What to Eat & Where to Stay in the Garden City

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Explore the sweeping golden hills, frothing beaches, and vibrant downtown of Christchurch during your visit to catch the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Final at Hagley Oval Stadium this April. With so much to see and do, we’ve put together the ultimate destination guide that every traveller will love during their stay in Christchurch!

Eat

If you’re out on the town and craving some pizza, stop by at Pizza Trap where the food is just as comforting as the atmosphere itself. As per the name, this restaurant has the most delicious pizzas in town (big call, we know!) and almost every pizza on the menu can be made vegan – making it easy to bring the whole gang along for a cheeky night out after the day’s match. The vibe at Pizza Trap is casual, industrial and welcoming with open mic performances and live music to keep you and your friends entertained throughout the night. It’s a favourite spot with locals where there’s nothing better than a hot slice and a cold beer.

Overlooking the Avon river, Christchurch’s Riverside Market is the beating heart of the city, where there’s a huge variety of culinary experiences from around the world to be savoured – you’re literally overwhelmed with choices. Wander around the market to find lush regional produce, fresh seafood and premium cuts of meat. This unique Christchurch establishment brings artisan bakeries, independent food stalls, bars and restaurants, high-class retail and eclectic market stalls all under one roof. If you’re all about supporting local on your travels, Riverside Market is the destination for you and your family to enjoy.

Riverside Market

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Has the action-packed match inspired your next adrenaline fix? Rally the troops and take a 15 minute jaunt from the central city to Christchurch Adventure Park. Take the tour of the park’s four zip lines (ranging from 400m to 1.1km long) and soar high above the treetops on the longest and highest zip line in New Zealand. It’s a go-to mountain biking spot as well! The adventure park is laidback and welcoming, and is buzzing with locals and tourists alike – and you know it’s good if the locals keep coming back.

Christchurch Adventure Park

Boasting five luxurious hot pools with jaw-dropping ocean views, a plunge pool, steam room, and a rejuvenating sauna – He Puna Taimoana is the ultimate rest and relaxation spot to recharge the tired soul. There’s an array of health benefits for guests when dipping into the hot salt water such as calming the nervous system, minimising inflammation, and boosting circulation. With a robe and a mocktail in hand, start your day before the match with a rejuvenating dip and watch the golden rays of the sun peek above the horizon.

Stay

Looking for a luxuriously modern stay in beautiful Christchurch that’s close to the excitement of the cricket matches? Check yourself into the Rydges Latimer Christchurch where you’ll be given the finest treatment around. Enjoy a meal at Bloody Mary’s Grill and Bar Restaurant, which offers fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and a wide selection of smooth South Island wines for you to enjoy. And if you’re with the kiddies, children under the age 12 receive a half-price buffet breakfast when dining in the restaurant.

Don your luxurious bathrobes, comfy slippers and get snug like a bug in a rug in the beautiful Crowne Plaza Christchurch. The hotel offers a great range of dining options and modern rooms with stunning views of the city. Guests can unwind with a good book or the morning newspaper in the hotel’s library. Guests also have ample wine and dining choices on the hotel’s property such as Cafe 1851, perfect for your morning coffee, and the Social Wine Bar is the spot for evening wine and cocktails around a cosy fireplace.

With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, Booking.com’s Early 2022 Deals are perfect for travellers to use when booking their next trip. Discounts start at 15 percent and are valid for stays until 31 March 2022.

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