Classique Lodge Motel is located just a few minutes drive form the train station, your depart point for the spectacular Trans Alpine Railway. Ask about our free transfer service! Christchurch is also within a short distance of several ski fields such as Mount Hutt. Just one hour's drive south of the city is the old French settlement of Akaroa, where you can sample some of the best cuisine in the South Island. During the summer months (and even through most of the winter!) there are many watersports activities for you to have a splash at - including kayaking, surfing, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving and windsurfing.