Christchurch is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It is the largest city in the South Island and the seat of the Canterbury Region. It is home to 389,700 residents, making it New Zealand’s third most-populous city behind Auckland and Wellington.
Redspot Car Rentals is located 3 minutes off the Christchurch Airport precinct. A free shuttle-service operates during airport flight times with a collection and return service to the terminal building. Please review our collection information page.
Redspot Car Rentals offers drivers the option of portable GPS with every car hire, for a relaxing visit to New Zealand. If you’re new to the city, or unsure of how to get around, remember to include satellite navigation with your car reservation so you will reach your destinations with ease and on time.
All New Zealand hire cars from Redspot Car Rentals are covered by 24-hour roadside assistance. If you encounter a mechanical fault with your hire car your roadside service will be free of charge. Redspot Car Rentals also offers a premium roadside assistance package that covers you on the occasions where you accidentally leave the lights on or lock the key in the car.
New Zealand currently has three (3) toll roads: The Northern Gateway Too Road north of Auckland, and the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road and the Takitimu Drive Toll Road, both in Tauranga. These gates are pay at time of use, and there are no toll tags included in the vehicle. See our toll road page for more information.
Sight Seeing Attractions
Travellers can now make the most of their holiday by visiting all the best sites and attractions Christchurch has on offer as soon as they leave the tarmac. Start the adventure right away with the International Antarctic Centre, located right next to the Airport. Experience first-hand the snow and ice of an Antarctic storm or hang out with the Little Blue Penguins and get a taste of the world’s most dangerous yet magical environment.
Continue the adventure 15 minutes down the road from the Christchurch Airport at Orana Wildlife Park. Set in 80 hectares of reserve, the open range zoo offers travellers and locals the ultimate animal experience and chance to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most magnificent creatures. Meet New Zealand’s National symbol the Kiwi, hand feed a giraffe or come face to face with the king of the jungle, by strolling through the lion reserve.
Next on the must-see list, the city’s leading attraction, the famous Christchurch Tram. The heritage tram allows visitors the chance to enjoy a journey in style, full of history and sightseeing.
Enterprise has the perfect car for cruising through the countryside, conducting a quick business trip or visiting Mt Hutt’s alpine ski lodge. With vertical heights of up to 684 meters, the snowfields are a must for any holiday explorer, catering to all skill rangers. For beginners try the ‘magic carpet lift’ up to the mountaintop or for a real adrenaline rush ski through the rocky formations at the top of the field known as ‘The Towers’.
About Christchurch Airport
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.