Attractions and activities in Christchurch and Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Christchurch Attractions and Activities

Christchurch, the "Garden City"

There are many places to see and things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The team at Aphrodite Boutique Accommodation can help you with planning your activities and organise car hire*.

*Costs and conditions apply


Attractions in Christchurch include:

  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • Orana Wildlife Park
  • Hagley Park
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Christchurch Casino
  • Canterbury Museum


Activities in Christchurch include:

  • Kayaking, canoeing
  • Jet boating, jet skiing
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Indoor and outdoor go karting
  • Horse trekking
  • Hiking
  • Skydiving
  • Skiing, snowboarding
  • Guided tours
  • Ballooning
  • Punting on the Avon River
  • Wine tasting
  • Scenic flights
  • Mountain biking, bmx tracks, dirt bike trails
  • Car, motorbike and bicycle hire

There are several wonderful golf courses nearby including Clearwater Golf Resort (previously hosts of the PGA Tour) and the Christchurch Golf Club at the Shirley Links.


There is always something happening in Christchurch! Events in Christchurch include:

  • Cup Day - November
  • Ellerslie Flower Show - March
  • Buskers Festival - January
  • NZ PGA Championship - January
  • Sounday Music Festival - January
  • Speight's Coast to Coast - February
  • Lyttelton Summer Festival - February

South Island Tour Booking Service

The team at Aphrodite Boutique Accommodation can help you organise activities and accommodation around the South Island of New Zealand. Tell us what you would like to do and see and we will organise transport, accommodation etc for you. Enquire.

Cup Day in Christchurch, New Zealand

Cup Day 2009

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

Hanmer Springs
A short drive from Christchurch