Venue & Location

Te Pae Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre

Christchurch Central City
Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 388 8888

From a phenomenal location to world-class purpose-built facilities, Te Pae offers an experience like no other.

Opening in 2020, centrally located within Christchurch, New Zealand’s most hospitable business events city, Te Pae is much more than a traditional convention centre. It is a gathering place for the 21st century, where the world comes together to share, learn, be hosted and entertained. One meaning of Te Pae is gathering place.

With a striking design, the building itself is an iconic landmark in a flourishing cityscape. Influences of our majestic southern landscape are interwoven into the exterior, making it a physical representation of New Zealand, our culture and the stories of our people.

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Christchurch International Airport receives flights from Australia, China, Singapore and Fiji, as well as a large number of domestic locations. International flights operate directly to and from four Australian destinations - Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne. Flights also run regularly to and from China (Guangzhou), Fiji and Singapore.

Christchurch Airport is located about 12 kilometers north west of the city centre.


$8.50 adult one way - about 35 minutes with stops along the way. You may need to walk or catch a second bus to reach your final destination.

There are two bus lines; the number 29 and the Purple Line connect which both connect the airport to the city and tickets can be purchased from the driver at:

1-way $8.50 Adult/ $4 Child

Return $15 Adult/ $7 Child (can be used for travel on different days)

The bus services are available just outside of the airport terminal for $4 Adult, but this is a 5 minute walk from Christchurch Airport.


$19 for one person

$24 for 2 people

shuttle is a group taxi – shared with other passengers travelling to various destinations. The fare depends on how many people are travelling but an approximate cost is $19 for the first person and an additional $5 for every person after that. Shuttles can take approximately 30 minutes to reach your destination, but is a door-to-door service.


Approximately $45 to $65- about 15 to 20 minutes

There are several taxi companies, including Uber, available and prices may vary. Taxis licensed to operate from the airport are required to meet the airport company’s service standards. If you’re travelling to the airport by taxi, make sure you allow plenty of time.


Major rental car companies operate from the terminal building. Bookings are strongly recommended. 

See here for information on parking your own vehicle at Christchurch Airport and for driving times to other parts of the country, why not use our travel time and distance calculator.