Christchurch is an exciting base to discover the wonders of the city and its surrounds on easy day trips. Drink coffee, take short walks offering unforgettable views, see local wildlife, epic street art murals, historic buildings and experience award-winning restaurants - these are just some of the things you can do in Christchurch and it's surrounds.

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Swim with dolphins, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Hanmer Springs, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Street art, Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Port Hills, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Christchurch city , Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Lyttelton Farmers Market, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Fush, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Jetboating, Christchurch - Canterbury

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  • Swim with dolphins on Black Cat Cruises
  • Discover the french heritage of Akaroa
  • Explore the volcanic coastline
Christchurch - Canterbury

90 minutes drive from Christchurch

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  • Relax in natural thermal pools
  • Discover adventure in Hanmer by jet boat
  • Try river rafting down a grade 2 river
Christchurch - Canterbury

90 minutes drive from Christchurch

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  • Explore the emerging street art culture
  • Visit boutique shops in Regent Street
  • Dine at award winning restaurants
Christchurch - Canterbury

In the heart of Christchurch city

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  • Walk Port Hills
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city
  • Learn the history of the early settlers
Christchurch - Canterbury

20 minutes drive from Christchurch

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  • Wander the picturesque Botanic Gardens
  • Go punting on the Avon River
  • Take a city tour on a vintage bike
Christchurch - Canterbury

In the heart of Christchurch city

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Highlights

  • Explore the volcanic coastline
  • Discover the french heritage of Akaroa
  • Swim with dolphins on Black Cat Cruises
Christchurch - Canterbury

20 minutes drive from Christchurch

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  • Take in the eclectic cafe scene
  • Enjoy NZ's top restaurant, Roots
  • Visit art galleries and local markets
Christchurch - Canterbury

In the heart of Christchurch city

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  • Jet boat up the Waimakariri River
  • Explore the surrounds by mountain bike
  • Hit the tree tops with Adrenalin Forest
Christchurch - Canterbury

90 minutes drive from Christchurch

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