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Welcome to Orari Bed & Breakfast’s website

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Phone: +64 3 365 6569

Reception hours: 0800 - 1900

The historic Christchurch tram extended route takes in even more of the city.

Winter hours: 10am to 6pm. Summer 9am to 6pm.

The restaurant tram is a really lovely dining experience and offers dining every evening, except public holidays. Enjoy a fabulous 4 course dinner with fine local wines to accompany. We have had rave reviews from our guests who have tried this unique dining experience! Pre-booking is required via: or you can phone +64 3 365 6569
Please go to this link for Tram route:  Tram-circuit-map-Feb-2015.jpg

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! During the peak season (at least until the end of March) it is a really good idea to pre-book before your arrival date in order to guarantee a table! Phone: +6433650533

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

The beautifully restored Isaac's Theatre Royal, is just  a 10 Minute walk, so check what shows are on during your time in Christchurch. Book well ahead to catch a concert, musical or the ballet. Francesca's Italian Rstaurant is right next door, so perfect for a pre or post theatre dinner. Their food is fantastic - but the word is out, so bookings are essential!

We are located in the heart of the city, directly opposite the Christchurch Art Gallery (which houses another superb Restaurant, Universo) and 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 from Christchurch Railway Station. 10 Minutes stroll takes you to Christchurch's central city retail district. 

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.