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Welcome to Orari Bed & Breakfast’s website.

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Phone: +64 3 365 6569

Happy New Year!!

Its an exciting time in Christchurch - the gardens are looking their mid-summer best and there's real progress with the city's rebuild! There a lots on at this time of year with events in Hagley Park, The Botanic Gardens and various parts of the city. 

The Worlds Busker's Festival runs from 15 - 25 January and is well worth being in Christchurch for!

If you are in Christchurch on Saturday 31st January, you are in luck! The Sparks Concert, featuring the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, renowned Guitartist, Graham Wardrop, and other local singers and musicians, is FREE and is 4 minutes walk from Orari Bed and Breakfast!! The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display accompanied by The Superman Theme. 

The historic Christchurch tram is again operating on its normal route and does a loop through the city. The restaurant tram is also back in operation and offers dining every evening, except public holidays. It offers a 4 course dinner with fines local wines to accompany. We advise pre-booking via their website:

There are now over 100 cafes, bars and restaurants within a 20 minute walk of Orari and most of those are actually within a 10 minute walk, so there's certainly no shortage of wonderful and varied dining choices - and more opening soon!

Fiddlesticks restaurant is one of the best in Christchurch and is less than 2 minutes walk. Ask us to make a reservation for you and we'll give you one of their VIP cards which will entitles you to a free beer, house wine or cocktail-of-the-day. Its not often you get something for nothing!

If you enjoy a good play, look online at The Court Theatre in advance of your stay to see what's on - and prebook, as it is a very popular venue for theatre lovers.

We are located in the heart of the city just around the corner from Hagley Park, the botanic gardens and the Canterbury Museum and less that 20 minutes drive from Christchuruch International Airport and 10 minutes fro Christchurch Railway Station.

Its easy to book a room direct from our website - just click Check Availability / Book Now.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Orari Bed & Breakfast Christchurch

Christchurch, the international gateway to the South Island, is famous for its natural beauty and huge range of attractions and activities. With the centrally located 161ha Hagley Park and Botanic Gardens, leafy avenues, and many public parks, Christchurch certainly lives up to its internationally recognised title of “The Garden City”.

In 2010 and 2011 Christchurch suffered a series of very damaging earthquakes. However, the
city is now rebuilding and the many innovative projects around the city have made travel guides like Lonely Planet recommend Christchurch as a great place to visit.

Since the quakes the city has become a canvas, with art work springing up in the most unexpected places. The Re:Start mall - the world's first upmarket “shipping container” mall, featuring funky and quirky cafes and boutiques, and the Cardboard Cathedral, both build since the quakes, have all drawn international attention.
Christchurch also offers an abundance of festivals (such as the famous World Buskers Festival), major events like the Ellerslie Flower Show, artistic and cultural performances, and diverse retail outlets.

Orari Bed & Breakfast is close to a multitude of excellent attractions throughout the city including:
  • Canterbury Museum
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Punting on the Avon
  • Riccarton Bush – with its weekend Farmers’ Market
  • Christchurch Casino
Other nearby attractions include:
  •  The International Antarctic Centre
  •  Orana and Willowbank Wildlife Parks
  •  Cruising on Lyttelton Harbour
  • The Christchurch Gondola
…and many more.

The area surrounding Christchurch is a largely undiscovered playground. The varied landscape includes rugged ocean beaches, wide braided rivers, spectacular gorges, fertile plains, and beyond, the majestic Southern Alps. From bungy-jumping, jet boating and skiing for the thrill seekers, to hiking in the Port Hills, visiting award winning wineries or punting on the Avon for those wanting a more relaxing holiday, Christchurch has it all.