We arrived in Christchurch on time. Our flight was smooth with no real turbulence. We had to wait for a while at NZ customs for some reason and then they just said to go without giving any explanation to why we were pulled aside and held up. Bit weird, but meh best not to argue with airport security on the first day of holidays.
We checked into our hotel to find they had given us a room with only one double bed, however it was quickly changed to another room with two double beds. The room was quite nice and quiet, given that it was so close to the airport.
We were lucky to be right next door to a Countdown (Woolworths) so we didn’t have to go far to find a place to do our grocery shopping for the motorhome before we left. We had some nachos for dinner at a Mexican place that was in the shopping centre which was quite yum. We noticed a little quirky difference in the carpark; the trolleys were called trundlers.