Farewell the dreary winter months with a splash of colour and the fragrant scent of spring! The city is home to more than 740 gardens and parks for you to explore and indulge in. Here's our top 5.
Explore the City Blooms
Capture the bright yellow daffodils, cherry blossom trees and baby ducklings by a traditional punt or canoe down the Avon River. For the more active and those wanting to get back into shape for summer, explore the city by bike. There're many different options to suit every level of fitness, why not try:
- Christchurch Bike Tours with Farmers Market and Gourmet options available
- Mountain Bike Adventure Tours
Indulge in the Taste of Spring
Every holiday needs some "Dolce far niente", nothing beats sitting in the sun enjoying delicious ice cream. With new places popping up almost every day, it's easy to get your ice cream cravings sorted! Our favourites include:
- Rollickin Gelato in New Regent Street
- Ice Cream Parlour in Sumner
- Duck Duck Café in the Botanic Gardens
- Berry Healthy Real Fruit Ice Cream & Yogurt in Re:START
Spring = New Life & Cute Animals
Spring is also the season when our national bird, the Kiwi, gets active and starts breeding.
Akaroa for the day?
How about a little roadtrip to Banks Peninsula? Pack a picnic basket, your togs and head over to Akaroa.
After something more spectacular? Take a scenic helicopter flight over Banks Peninsula to capture the beautiful volcanic scenery from above.