Links to Activities in and around Christchurch
Christchurch's city museum is near the city centre.
The Gardens are next door to the Museum, near the city centre.
Punting from two locations near the city centre.
You can also hire boats if you want to paddle yourself on the Avon river.
Near Christchurch International Airport.
At Wigram. Free entry.
See New Zealand native animals including Kiwi, stock breeds. Early evening Maori Cultural Experience and hangi meal.
The South Island's largest indoor climbing centre, suitable for all ages as well as social functions.
Popular nature cruises on Akaroa and Lyttelton Harbours, featuring Hector's dolphins and fantastic coastal scenery. Also swimming with dolphins cruises.
Enjoy the serenity of sailing around lovely Akaroa Harbour in the classic 47-foot ocean sailing yacht 'Manutara' - often with dolphins and penguins for company.
White water specialists who bring you some of the best rafting in New Zealand, in the Rangitata River. Day trip from Christchurch.
Swim with dusky dolphins at Kaikoura.
Enjoy genuinely warm hospitality and have fun learning about the history and culture of the Maori people at Kaikoura.
Elsewhere in New Zealand
Award-winning tour company specialising in eco-tours, viewing the fascinating wildlife around the Otago coastline.
Colourful small-group tours of Wellington city. Tours for foodies, chocaholics and beer connoisseurs.
Visit our Hiking New Zealand website for a huge range of hiking options. Choose from a full range of hiking safaris involving camping and overnight hikes, to the guided Abel Tasman and Queen Charlotte Tracks and Ball Pass Alpine Trek. See also our new Adventures and Antarctic Expeditions sections.