Hi thanks for your answer on Christchurch - to provide more details we are looking to either stay for the month of Sept. in CHC. There are
two of us, but we expect to have some visitors - or if there is a cool town somewhere accessible to Christchurch for the RWC games we could stay outside the vicinity and just come in for games. If we do the latter we were wondering if there is a nice town/area with its own vibe and restaurants, etc. We've been finding prices on rental houses extremely expensive - we got one quote for 60,000 for the month! Others are 1250NZ and up a week. We knew it would be in demand and pricey, but not as much as we are seeing. So, looking for some fresh ideas if you have any more.. Really appreciate your help! We are mid to late 40's and kind of upscale style.
Country: New Zealand
The other suggestion I had, but it i out in the country so no bars and restaurants but the scenery will be amazing, so perhaps it is an idea for just a few days, not the whole month is Glenthorne Station.
Have you looked at Akaroa Peninsula at all?
Have you checked out any of these websites for private accommodation?
Hope this helps.
have you contacted the chch isite (chch/Canterbury tourism) for more info.
Ashburton is 50 miles south -- a rural town, could be a good choice, or Rangoria (20 miles) or Kaiapoi 10 miles.