Welcome to Spring

There's no better place to welcome spring than in the Garden City.

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

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:


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:


New life abounds

Spring is about new life – not just in the gardens! Head to Arion Farm Park or Willowbank and see newborn lambs, pigs and bunnies running around.

Spring is also the season when our national bird, the Kiwi, gets active and starts breeding.





Go further afield

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.