We are staying here on 12th Dec 2016 and have to catch a morning flight to AKL on 13th Dec at 8:20 am.
What cheap and reliable transport options are available from here? What time we should leave from the hotel? Does Supper Shuttle / other transport means have restrictions for luggage? We will be a coupl with 2 large suitcases and 2 hand bags.
Taxi will cost between $30-45 but there are plenty of shuttle services, try AirNZ taxis website to get started. Need to leave about 1.5-2 hours before that depending on who you use. Taxi would be quickest. you should be fine with luggage.
I was not lucky with Uber in Christchurch. No cars were available when I tried to use it. (I have used Uber in several countries and all over U.S.) I suggest you ask the motel desk person when you arrive. She was really helpful to me when I stayed there in July. She did tell me about a guest who was waiting for a taxi to arrive, and that taxi was about 15 minutes later than the arranged time.
Christchurch has clean, nice, professional taxis - I took them several times. Once I hailed one on the street, and once I phoned. When I phoned it took 30 minutes for the taxi to arrive - that was downtown on a Sunday.