Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island; boasting the South Pacific on one side, and the soaring Southern Alps on the other, this region is a must for the nature-lover, and really puts the ‘wild’ back into ‘wildlife’. One of the best things about nature is that it is free to enjoy, for everyone. So if you want to find cheap accommodations in Christchurch that don't break the bank, the region offers great choices, suitable for those who want a getaway on a budget. This is an area of otherworldly beauty to heal the soul. Why not enjoy swimming with seals and dolphins in the Akaroa Peninsula, or enjoy a trek through Arthur’s Pass, where you will be rewarded with a soaring 112-meter-high waterfall? Whatever your interest, Christchurch is sure to provide.