Things to do in while in Christchurch
Punting on the Avon
2 Cambridge Terrace
Summer or winter, glide along the tranquil Avon River in Christchurch, as a skilled punter in traditional Edwardian attire propels you slowly along the water. Our Avon River Punting tours are set aboard handcrafted flat-bottomed boats, poled along by your punter from the platformed till at the rear end of the boat. An ideal group or family activity, Punting on the Avon is an eco-friendly way to relax and enjoy Christchurch from a different perspective. From our Park departure point travel leisurely from the historic Antigua Boat sheds, through the Botanic Gardens, and enjoy the spectacular flora that our ‘Garden City’ is famous for. Alternatively, our City departure point takes you through the heart of our city through the progressing Avon.
Enjoy a journey in style through the changing face of Christchurch’s city centre on board our beautifully restored heritage Trams, one of Christchurch’s leading attractions. Our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will inform you about the city, its landmarks and local sights. Your day-long ticket allows you to get on and off the Tram as often as you please!
The journey begins at Cathedral Junction and travels through Cathedral Square before passing the Avon river, Re:START Mall and High Street on our newly-opened track extension. From here the tram rejoins our tram loop and passes the Canterbury Museum, Hagley Park, Victoria Square and New Regent Street. There are currently 17 stops along the route.
10 Bridle Path Road
Soar suspended above the suburbs as the birds fly beneath your cabin. The Christchurch Gondola whisks you nearly a kilometre to the Crater Rim at the top of the Port Hills with stunning 360° views.
Alps to Ocean – Guided Cycling Tour
29 Iversen Terrace
Cycle from Mt Cook to the vibrant coastal town of Oamaru with the NZ cycling experts. Our quality guided trips, complete with vehicle support, will ensure all you need to worry about is enjoying the spectacular views along the way.
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
60 Hussey Road Northwood
Experience native New Zealand with New Zealand's Big 5 wildlife - the kiwi, kaka, tuatara. kea and takahe. Kiwi viewing guaranteed. Wander the reserve, feed the animals, take a guided kiwi tour and enjoy a Maori Cultural Experience.