Winter Escape Holidays – Flying From Christchurch to the Tropics

When the South Island’s freezing cold winter temperatures are being drowned out by the appeal of tropical destinations, it’s time to pack your bags for a week or two away.

At this time of year, the Airport Gateway has plenty of guests from outside Canterbury who use us as a base when they are departing and arriving back from warmer destinations.

And of course, while they are away, we are taking excellent care of their vehicles, which makes the whole process a lot easier to manage.

So if you are based in South Canterbury, or on the West Coast or even further afield, and you have booked your flights to the Pacific Islands, or tropical north Queensland or beyond, check with us to see if we have rooms available the night of your departure.

That makes it super easy for you to drive up, down or across the day before, stay with us and be all ready to roll in time for those super early check-ins.

We are just a 5 minute drive from the Airport, and our friendly shuttle drivers will guarantee you make it to your flight on time – no need to wake up friends and family or book a taxi.

That means you can book a cheaper flight (since less people want the super early departures) and gives you more time to enjoy at your destination.

If you are taking the whole family away, you can book one of our multi-room suites, no problem.

And of course, when you land back in Christchurch again, we can pick you up from the airport and bring you back to a nice warm room for the rest of the night so you are fresh and ready to drive back home in the morning.

Having a cosy place to stay close to the airport makes it easy for you to buy the cheapest flights – usually the early morning departures and late night arrivals – without needing to worry about how to get to the airport on time.

And using our Park and Fly facility means you can feel safe leaving your car with us while you are on holiday and know that it will be waiting for you when you arrive back in New Zealand.

Talk to our friendly reception team about anything mentioned above – they are always happy to work in with your plans and help ensure that winter escape is the relaxing getaway you have been dreaming about.