What's On! - October in Christchurch

Welcome to Christchurch, the gateaway to the South Island and a dynamic cultural centre offering plenty to see and do. This is What's On!

It is now October, the start of warmer days and the promise of Summer arriving soon. There is plenty to see and do in Christchurch this month...

NZ's favourite comedy twosome The Topp Twins are coming to Christchurch on the 9th of October. Performing at the Horncastle Arena the twins' alter egos bring to life the best of country music with their unique kiwi sense of humour. A great night out! Tickets are $75 and are available through Ticketek.

LORDE is coming to Christchurch!! NZ's favourite songstress is performing at the Horncastle Arena on the 27th of October. Tickets are $90.90 and available throught Ticketek.

You know it is almost Christmas when the Culverden Christmas Country Fete is on! This massively popular fete is on on the 30th of October and with a huge variety of stalls showcasing fabulous gift ideas, crafts, local produce and gourmet foods you just can't miss it. Wynard Farm, Culverden, 10am-4pm $20-50. For more information check out

'Last Night of the Proms' - 31 OCT - 1 NOV
The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra alongside the Christchurch City Choir are performing two shows at the Air Force Museum playing homage to Gilbert and Sullivan. Tickets $38.50-48.50, for more information check oout 

Don't miss out!

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The Grange Boutique B & B and Motel, Christchurch

Kia Ora and welcome to The Grange Boutique B & B and Motel.

Situated at 56 Armagh Street, Central Christchurch, we offer 6 lovely, individually decorated B & B rooms and 8 Self Contained Motel Units at the rear of the main Guesthouse.

Some history of The Grange

Some history of The Grange
Built entirely of the strong native timbers Kauri and Totara, The Grange is a Heritage Grade II-listed Victorian mansion originally constructed in 1874 for Rev.James West Stack, a missionary, clergyman, writer and interpreter.
This beautifully preserved historic homestead was sold in 1905 to a Dr. William Irving and upon his departure to England in 1934, Dr. Francis Bennett moved in. For 4 generations Bennetts were born and raised here.

Dr. Bennett was a GP and most famously examined patient Pauline Parker; one of the 2 girls involved in the infamous 'Parker/Hulme' murder case. This was later made into a motion picture by New Zealand's own Peter Jackson, called 'Heavenly Creatures', starring Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey. Some of the filming was completed in Dr. Bennett's then surgery at The Grange, which has since been converted into the owner's private residence.

Des & Tracey Ramsay have owned the homestead for over 10 years now and since taking ownership, have added the modern, spacious Motel Unit accommodation at the rear of the Guesthouse, keeping in style and taste with the original features offered by the grand, street facing mansion.

Over the last few years, The Grange has been exceptionally fortunate to come through the earthquakes unscathed, with only some minor cosmetic damage to the homestead and no damage to the Motel Units.

We are fully operational and look forward to having you stay with us here in the heart of Christchurch City.

The Grange’s central location places our guests within easy walking distance of many Christchurch attractions and facilities such as the:

  • 'Re:Start' Cashel Street mall
  • Canterbury Museum
  • The Botanic Gardens & Hagley Park
  • Christchurch Casino
  • Punting on the Avon
  • Christchurch Hospital
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Various central city restaurants such as: Cook'n with Gas, Fiddlesticks, The Curator's House, The Coffee House, Tiffany's, Strawberry Fare and The Pegasus Arms.

Whether it is your last night in New Zealand, or the first day of your Kiwi adventure, we look forward to welcoming you to The Grange and assisting in any way to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible 

Please read on throughout our website for further information on how to make an online booking, or if you have questions or any additional requests, please do not hesitate to contact us.