To help you decide what to do in Christchurch, Bethaney Davies, a local from Christchurch, has shared with us her insider tips on the best places to see, eat, stay, drink, and explore.
Punting on the Avon River is one of the most unique things to do in Christchurch. The city was modelled after the garden cities of England, like Oxford and Cambridge, where punting is an iconic activity.
A great past time is to stretch your legs and get some fresh air after a long flight with a walk around Hagley Park, a public park in the city center, and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
The gondola takes about 15 minutes to reach the summit and provides unrivaled views of Lyttelton Harbour, the city and the mountain.
For a unique experience, consider dining on an operational tram! The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant is the only dining tramcar in the country and serves a seasonal, changing menu.
As you travel, you’ll witness incredible mountain vistas, with glistening glaciers and tranquil glacier lakes.