Travel Info

Travel and accommodation can be one of the biggest logistical challenges for participants located outside of the South Island, Check out our partners below for deals on how to get there, where to stay and options for kayak and bike hire. We also have several companies offering full packages including transfers, kayaks, support crew.


Christchurch New Regent Street 2 

Christchurch is a vibrant, energetic city where urban regeneration, creativity and innovation thrive Take time to explore our city by double-decker bus, vintage bicycle, gondola, tram or classic Edwardian punt – or grab your walking shoes and discover bars, eateries and an eclectic mix of boutique shops by foot.

  • Plan your after-Coast brunch or find that perfect place to continue your celebrations
  • If your support crew includes some younger family members, check out some of our favourite family friendly places to explore in the city
  • Need a relaxed, indoor break? Check out the fantastic arts and culture scene
  • Check out some of the other great events on in Christchurch after Coast to Coast
  • Take a day trip to a vineyard, hot pool or beautiful Akaroa.

Full Service Providers

We have a number of service providers who can help manage your travel, accommodation, support crew as well as  transportation and all other logistics. For kayak hire, bike hire see the equipment page

International participants - please contact one of the following service providers:

Team CP

If you are service provider and would like to talk to us about the services you can provide, please contact us.

Interislander Ferry Service

Interislander are once again proud to be a supporting partner of The Coast to Coast and encourage Kiwi’s to find time to challenge themselves this summer!

We are offering all Coast to Coast competitors 35% off our Interislander Easy Change fares to help you get to the other side and take on this great challenge! 

Simply go to

Make your booking and enter the promo code SPS-C2C193 on the payment page. 

Please note you must show your entry confirmation email at the Interislander check in counter to receive this promotion.

All the best from Interislander

Terms and Conditions: 35% off Easy Change fares for Coast to Coast competitors. Valid for purchases from 03/05/2019 to 28/02/2020 and valid for travel from 1/02/2020 to 28/02/2020. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Please present your Coast to Coast registration email at check-in. Discount amount has no refund value. Normal fare conditions apply. Discount has no cash or refund value. Normal fare rules apply.                                 


The Commodore Hotel, Christchurch Airport is an ideal base for your Coast to Coast preparation. Just three minutes drive from Christchurch Airport and a 10 minute drive to the heart of the city. Combining sophistication with friendliness and style, the Commodore is the perfect choice for your pre or post race relaxation.

Hotel facilities include courtesy airport transfers, restaurant, bar, fitness centre, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and spa. They offer special deals for Coast to Coast athletes;

Premium Level(King or Twin Share)

NZ$199.00 incl of GST per room, per night (for 1 or 2 Adults)

NZ$259.00 incl of GST per room, per night (for 3 x Adults) *Twin or Triple share room layout only*

NZ$319.00 incl of GST per room, per night (for 4 x Adults) *Twin or Triple share room layout only*

Rates are valid from 31st December 2018 to 9th February 2019

Simply enter the booking code “COAST” at to take advantage of the special offer. 

New Brighton

New Brighton is the host to the Kathmandu Coast to Coast finish line, check out their website for all you need to know about this vibrant corner of Christchurch -

Vehicle Hire

Touchdown Car Rentals offer the very latest 4WD vehicles and racking systems to get you to the Coast to Coast. Based at the Commodore Hotel, Christchurch Airport, they provide a 24hr Airport pickup and drop off service. As a proud supporter of the Coast to Coast, they provide complimentary bike racks and kayak cradles with all their vehicle hires. Simply contact them on 0800 RENT4WD (736 849) or by using the promo code “coast” at to get a daily rental from $109 including complimentary bike and kayak carriers.