The Garden City
Christchurch is a bustling city that reflects its European heritage, whilst housing modern and innovative architecture built to withstand any future earthquakes. From the city it’s a short ride to many slivers of classic New Zealand landscape, such as Kaikoura and Arthurs Pass where you will find plenty for nature excursions. Head into town and enjoy the endless supply of good grub, especially at the Little High Eatery- a small collection of some of the best places to eat in Christchurch. Take the bus out to one of the many Wine Field Tours and learn about the production process behind world-class wines.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN CHRISTCHURCH
These are popular activities to do in Christchurch. We can help you choose.
Sightseeing tour: Christchurch offers a multitude of different sightseeing tour options, such as the Kaikoura Tour where you can take photos of the rolling hills and farmland of the area and go whale watching, or the Hop-on Hop-off Christchurch City Tour.
Adrenalin Forest & Adventure Park: Test your agility on an exciting treetop obstacle course at Adrenalin Forest. Rather go for a more familiar activity? Get a mountain bike rental and head down to the intense off-road mountain bike trail at Christchurch Adventure Park.
Botanic Gardens: Walk your way through the tranquil Hagley Park and be sure to make a stop at the beautiful Botanic Gardens. On a sunny afternoon the area makes for a relaxing stroll as you step out from the bustling city to a little garden paradise.
Mount Cook National Park: If you came to New Zealand to see some iconic landscapes, then Mount Cook National Park is for you. Pick from one of the various bush walks available and enjoy a quiet excursion through nature accompanied by a stunning snowy mountain backdrop.
Gondola Ride: Take the Christchurch Gondola which travels all the way to the top of the Port Hills which rewards you with a wonderful view of the Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton. Only 15 minutes from the city, it’s a must see if you have an hour to spare.
Wine Trails: Take the Wairapa Wine Trail tour from Christchurch and learn what makes the area’s top tier reds and whites so special with a guided tour of the production facilities and storage centers.
International Arctic Center: Visit the International Arctic Center for a truly one of a kind experience, where you can experience simulated snow and icy water of actual Antarctica! There is also a 4D Antarctic Cruise and a 4D movie theatre for Arctic themed movies.
Akaroa Tour and Harbor Cruise: Take a tour down to Akaroa through the South Island and visit the famous Akaroa Crater which houses the harbor and town, packed full of 19th century architecture and places to grab lunch.
Arthurs Pass Tour: See the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps on the Arthurs Pass Day tour. You can also hop on the TranzAlpine express train and soak in the classic New Zealand landscape along your ride. You'll probably spot New Zealand's alpine parrot the Kea.