Nugget Point NZ

Stunning view from the light house. It’s only few minutes walk from the parking.

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Day Trips from or within Christchurch

1. Castle Hill – 1 1/2 hours drive from Christchurch.

2. Hanmer Springs- Hot pools and riding on the bicycle. 1 1/2 hours drive from Christchurch

3. Akaroa- Eat the famous fish and chips, check the Giant House and go on a Cruise

4. Day Trip -around the bay

  • Victoria Park
  • Sign of Kiwi
  • She Universe
  • Rapaki Bay
  • Corsair Bay
  • Lyttleton
  • Gondola

5. Day Trip- around the city

  • Canterbury Museum
  • Hagley Park, find the giant tree and rose garden
  • Art Gallery
  • Green giant chair close to the Cathedral Church
  • White chairs
  • Cathedral Church(foam version)
  • Ride the tram
  • Mahy Park- the biggest park in Southern Hemisphere
  • Ride the Boat at the river
  • Check the Container Mall
  • We have H&M now in the CBD

6. Day Trip- zoo

  • Orana Wildlife -if you want to feed the lion, book it ahead of time
  • Willowbank

7. Day Trip- something different

  • Antarctic Centre
  • Adrenalin Forest

Castle Hill

Akaroa

Pictures of our walks for half a day around the Bay #4 above

Christchurch North Loop Road Trip

Places to visit

Kaikoura, Nelson, Golden Bay, Pupu Springs, Pancake Rocks, Fox Glacier, Maruia Falls, Hanmer Springs (5-10 days Trip)

We’ve visited these places before and would be great to visit it again. 

Maruia Falls, only 2 mins to walk from the parking 

Golden Bay


Hanmer Springs

pancake Rocks


On the way to Fox Glacier 

Kaikoura- I can spend three days in this place. Simply one of my fav place to visit

  • Watch the baby seals
  • Watch the beautiful sunrise and walk beside the hill
  • Eat the best cray fish with rice at the world famous place. Yes they are located beside the road and in front of the hill
  • Visit the lavender farm and eat lavender ice cream!
  • Watch the lamb sheering after having lunch
  • Spend a quiet time beside the beach close to the limestone and whale shark teeth
  • Visit the Maori Cave before the entrance of kaikoura
  • Feed the farm animals
  • Check the pink old house- Fyffe House
  • Play at the playground