Local Christchurch Info
Amross Court Motor Lodge is located in the heart of the beautiful city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch is the second largest city in New Zealand and is known both nationally and internationally as the “Garden City” for its many public parks and public and private gardens.
Experience Christchurch’s Premier Entertainment Destination – Christchurch Casino, offering great value dining seven days a week in their variety of restaurants and bars offering delicious local and international cuisine. From contemporary dining in their Grand Café, to great pizzas in Monza Sports Bar, they offer both value and quality food.
Hagley Park / Christchurch Botanical Gardens
The Christchurch Botanical Gardens attract over a million visitors each year. They are part of the historic precinct in the inner city, just a few minutes walk from the city centre and Amross Court Motor Lodge. The Christchurch Botanic Gardens are situated in the middle of Hagley Park. Hagley Park has been at the heart of Christchurch since the 1850s when it was set aside for recreation and enjoyment of Christchurch residents. Today Hagley Park is the most significant central city park and offers a diverse range of entertainment and recreational facilities close to the city centre.
Canterbury Museum, in Christchurch’s Cultural Precinct, is housed in a beautiful stone building that was first opened in 1870.
The Museum is world renowned for its natural and human history collections and a frequently changing programme of exhibitions and events complements the permanent displays.
Canterbury Museum is a treasure trove of riches. Our collections have engaged and delighted visitors from all over the world for more than 130 years.
Early exchanges, mainly of moa bones and bird skins, enabled the Museum’s first Director, Sir Julius von Haast, to form the basis of Canterbury Museum’s collection.
Today, the collections comprise more than 2.1 million items encompassing Antarctic expeditions, Canterbury settlement, ethnology and natural history.
Jump on one of the classic 1960’s London Open Top Double Decker buses for a fun and informative tour of Christchurch. Learn about Christchurch’s fascinating history from the pioneering days through to modern day times and learn how Christchurch is recovering from the devastating February 22 earthquake which has now become a major event in New Zealand’s history.
On tour you will view some of the areas affected by the earthquakes, see how Christchurch is preserving some of its iconic heritage buildings and hear about the exciting vision to rebuild and restore the inner city.
Places to eat in Christchurch CBD
Victoria Street Precinct is only a 5 minute walk away from Amross Court Motor Lodge. It now has some of the best dining options in Christchurch as well as bar and nightclub options. Along with the Christchurch Casino there are great dining options at the following venues or just take a stroll and find something you fancy.
Carlton Bar & Eatery is one of the best restaurants in Christchurch with quality steak and seafood. Great food with great entertainment and live music 7 nights a week. Carlton has a “no booking” policy so be prepared to enjoy a drink at the bar until a table is ready although you will most likely be seated within several minutes of arrival. The staff are very friendly and approachable. The setting is low key and a bit rustic which all adds to the experience.
Tequila Mockingbird is a fresh, contemporary Latin fusion bar and restaurant that blends cuisine from the Caribbean and South America. It features a myriad of share plates that promotes a fun and relaxed communal dining experience. With access to the adjoining Revival Garden Bar, Tequila Mockingbird offers a unique late-night dining and entertainment experience with regular live music and DJs to the early hours.