Christchurch Leisure Activities

Relaxation & tranquility at it's very best. One of the most laid back things to do in Christchurch is a Punt ride along the picturesque Avon River.

Christchurch is known as the Garden City for a very good reason!

Besides the attractive parks and gardens of Christchurch there are so many things to do in the spectacular region of Canterbury.

With it's breath-taking mountains and beautiful rivers, sizzling hot pools and abundance of adventure activities, the Christchurch & Canterbury region has it covered!

While in Christchurch, visitors can enjoy a host of leisure activities, the most popular of which are the relaxing and tranquil Punting on the Avon River or a ride on the Gondola to the top of the City's hills to take in the superb views. 

For those thrillseekers who are looking for more sizzle and adventure, we suggest a visit to the delightful town of Hanmer Springs, just 130 km's north of Christchurch. Here you can take the plunge on the bungy jump, go jet boating or rafting on the stunning Waiau River or ride the quad bikes at Thrillseekers Adventures. To complete your day of excitement, relax and unwind in the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools or spoil yourself with a spa treatment and massage.

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