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Summer Must Dos in Christchurch

It's summer so break out the jandals, get stuck into the ice cream and get out there and explore the city!

Discover the bays

Head through the tunnel and check out the bays around Lyttelton. Corsair Bay is a great spot for a splash or paddleboard in the calm water.

Head to the beach

Summer means lazy days at the coast, meeting friends and having fun. Make a day of it and check out the amazing beaches right on our doorstep!

Devour tasty ice cream

There is so much choice when it comes to delicious handmade ice cream. Explore our top spots scoop by scoop!

Did someone say beer?

Head to The Great Kiwi Beer Festival! With live music and tasty food trucks not to mention 300+ craft beers and ciders on offer, it's an event not to miss!

Enjoy the surf

Whether you want to learn to surf in a well-known beach such as Sumner or you're experienced and seeking a new break, there are waves for everyone in Christchurch.

Here are our picks for the best surfing in the city.

Party in the park

Enjoy Christchurch's biggest music festival Electric Avenue when it lands in Hagley Park in February! Featuring some of New Zealand’s biggest artists, this is definitely one event not to miss! 

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Each year the city comes alive with spectacular Chinese lanterns, incredible food stalls and local and international performers during Chinese New Year. 

Laugh out loud!

The annual World Buskers Festival is host to over 60 local and international acts. From risqué burlesque dancers to talented acrobatics through to hilarious stand-up comedy there is something for everyone.

Splash into a paddling pool

Being a kid in summer is all about splashing in and around the water and just generally having a ball. Christchurch is lucky enough to have some council run free splash pools to enjoy. 

Plan ahead with our AutumnWinter and Spring must dos.