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

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Noah’s Ark

It’s impressive that an old couple from our city built this Noah’s ark at their property. One of the owners said it’s a perfect location because we are in Christchurch and his property is at the top of the hill.

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