Adventure time: Christchurch ziplining

A mountain biking mecca on the outskirts of the city, Christchurch Adventure Park is like nirvana for riders and adventurous types.

Ziplining views at Christchurch Adventure Park. © Jo Percival

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Bealey Avenue Motel Visit website

We welcome you to visit our fabulous & modern motel right in the heart of Christchurch. Quiet, affordable and conveniently located. . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Movies have put New Zealand on the map. But there's much more to New Zealand film than The Lord of the Rings... Read the story . . . 

Rangitata Rafts Visit website

New Zealand’s Biggest volume Grade 5 rapids guaranteed on every trip! If experiencing a real ‘off the beaten track’ Kiwi adventure is on your bucket . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Christchurch: a city transforming

How often do you get to see a city in the midst of a complete transformation? Christchurch today is different from the experience of Christchurch last month, next month and certainly six years ago. Read the story . . . 

Middlepark Motel Visit website

Professionally operated and located in Sockburn / Upper Riccarton, Christchurch the Middlepark Motel offers quality accommodation at competitive prices. Our ground floor motel units and . . . More . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Christchurch

The new and improved Christchurch City is filled with attractions to keep you occupied – whether you're into dancing, garden rambles, vintage transport or great food.  Read the story . . . 

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112 Tower Junction Motor Lodge Visit website

Spacious and superior motel accommodation. 10 minutes walk to Christchurch Railway Station and Train Station and Tower Junction Centre, restaurants and bars. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Inland Scenic Route 72: Christchurch loop

Round trips are immensely satisfying. There’s a pleasing symmetry in ending up back where you started, a closing of the loop, a real sense of achievement. Read the story . . . 

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Things to do
Soaring Kiwi Tours - Christchurch Visit website

Hop on-board unique double decker buses to explore Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city. Learn about the city’s fascinating history from pioneering days to modern times. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

The Great Alpine Highway: Christchurch to Greymouth

This is probably the most staggering piece of road you'll ever come across. So keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes off the pies. Just stop often. Seriously: this is stunning.  Read the story . . . 

Lord Of The Rings Tours Visit website

Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour Journey deep into middle-earth and visit the beautiful Mt Potts High Country station, home of Mt Sunday. . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Street food and markets: around the world in New Zealand

From bacon butties in Dunedin to dumpling and donuts in Auckland or fresh veges on Wellington's windy waterfront, New Zealand's food markets are a great way to eat. Read the story . . . 

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Waikuku Beach Holiday Park Visit website

Waikuku Beach Holiday Park is a well established site situated a short drive north of Christchurch, and is a popular spot for weekenders and International . . . More . . . 

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Climbing: facing your fear

Climbing is the unique blend of physical and mental exertion that leads both to a feeling of accomplishment and a sense of calm. All in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Ko Tane Visit website

Open daily 9.30am - 7.00pm Summer. 9.30am - 5pm winter closed Christmas Day and from 5pm New Years Eve Willowbank allows you to experience New . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Taylors Mistake to Awaroa Godley Head Walk

Explore Godley Head's fascinating history and get great views of Lyttelton on this family-friendly walkway. Read the story . . . 

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