Top 8 Unique Activities to Do in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Ready to try something a little different? If you’ve already ticked the usual tourist activities, and looking to do something a little different. Then look no further, we have compiled a list of the top 8 unique activities to do in Christchurch, New Zealand that are off the beaten track.

1. Go on a Food Tour of Christchurch

Christchurch is a foodie city, and you can sample their best on a food tour of the city. There are a number of food tour options available, but these include a tour of the city’s top restaurants, or a craft beer and chocolate tour, or a food truck tour. Whichever one you go on, you’ll enjoy a taste of the best of Canterbury cuisine. Find the best local food tours around Christchurch here.

2. Kayaking in Hagley Park

If you are visiting Christchurch in spring (September to November), you can go kayaking on the park’s lake. While the lake is normally used for rowing regattas, it is open to the public between September and November. The lake is also open to paddle boarding, sailing and windsurfing, so there is plenty to do on the water. Find local kayak rental recommendations here.

3. Scenic Flight over the Canterbury Plains

If you’re visiting in autumn, you can go on a scenic flight over the Canterbury Plains. These plains are the richest agricultural plains in the country, so you can see the harvest in full swing. It’s the best way to get a bird’s eye view of this region. Find a local company to book your flight with here.

4. See the Port Hills at Sunset

The Port Hills are a series of hills that overlook the city of Christchurch. They are stunning at any time of day, but particularly at sunset. You can get to the top in a number of ways, but the best way is to walk up the Port Hills. You can walk along the path that leads to the lookout, or head off the path to find a spot to watch the sunset away from the crowds.

5. Whale Watching from the Shores of Canterbury

The Canterbury region is famous for whale and dolphin watching. In the spring, you can go on a cruise to see the migrating Humpback Whales. This is the best month to see the whales, and you have a good chance of seeing them from the shores of the Canterbury region.

6. Explore Sumner and Its Famous Rocks

The Canterbury region is famous for its rock formations, but the most famous of all is the Rock Bar, or the Sumner Rocks. This rock formation is a huge tourist attraction, and the best place for photos of the rock. The area around the rock is a popular spot for locals, so it’s a great place to meet locals and find out more about the city. The Sumner area is a great place to walk, and there is plenty to do for the whole family.

7. Walk along the Banks of the Avon River

The river that runs through central Christchurch is beautiful at any time of the year. However, it is particularly beautiful in late spring and summer, when the banks are full with flowers. You can walk along the river banks, enjoying the views, or take the kids on a boating trip on the river.

8. Bounce on a trampoline park

Christchurch has many amazing trampoline parks. You can visit the park and jump to your heart’s content on a wide variety of trampolines. Trampoline parks have many different areas for different ages and abilities, so it is suitable for all ages. Check out some of the local favourites at Launch Pad Trampoline Park, Mega Air Trampoline Arena, and MoveX Trampoline and Ice Skating

November 30, 2022 by Your friends at Hotel 115

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