Leisure activities

Must Do in Christchurch

See the very best of Christchurch while you’re here for HAI 2022. Check out these “Must Do” experiences and make the most of your time in the region:


Need some more ideas? Here are some other leisure activities for your stay in Christchurch!

Lord of the Rings – Journey to Edoras

This day trip takes you from Christchurch to Mt. Sunday (To the fictional village of Edoras). The tour takes you into some of the best scenery in New Zealand.

Price: approximately 310 NZD$


Tour through Christchruch with included dinner

The dinner tour starts from Cathedral Junction, where you board the beautifully restored Christchurch Tramway. You will be served a welcome drink, followed by a 4-course meal prepared with a seasonal menu. The tour takes 2.5 houres. Relax as you dine and take in the sights of central Christchurch. After dinner, the tram makes its way back to Cathedral Junction where the tour comes to an end.

Price: approximately 130 NZD$


Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu)

The Christchurch Art Gallery offers a combination of avantgarde and more traditional art.

Price: Free entry


Christchurch Scavenger Hunt: Pushing Restart

You will walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. The duration is 2h and it is a small-group activity. Some of the more memorable landmarks you’ll see are:

  • Cathedral Square
  • New Regent Street
  • Avon River.

Price: approximately 19 NZD$


International Market on Peterborough Street

Vendors from all over the word prepare healthy foods.


Botanic gardens

Located in central Christchurch, the gardens show flora and fauna of New Zealand and other parts of the world and the Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and local plants in New Zealand. The suggested duration is 2-3 hours.

Price: free


Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket

From the lower station of the Christchurch Gondola head up to Mt. Cavendish in no time, a 10-minute ride in total. You will arrive at the Port Hills crater summit and get incomparable views over Lyttelton Harbour and the city of Christchurch.


Price: approximately 36 NZD$

Gondola ride Christchurch