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9 Best Date Ideas in Christchurch

Are you stuck for ideas for a grand romantic gesture for that special someone? Read on to see our list of top date ideas in Christchurch.

Share a cocktail

Sharing really is caring, and Christchurch serves up some mighty fine shared cocktails for you and your date to sip together as you gaze romantically into each other’s eyes. Here are our top picks.

Picnic it up

Bundle up an impressive array of deli items (we are thinking the Canterbury Cheesemongers & The Fudge Cottage) to put in a little basket and head to a fitting spot. Our top picnic spots include the Port Hills and Sumner Beach.

Get active

Nothing says true love like sweating up a storm while walking up a hill! Get active and enjoy the beautiful views Christchurch has to offer.  Here are our Top 5 hill walks.

Enjoy a Christchurch classic

Experience luxury dining and a piece of history in the heritage Christchurch Tramway Restaurant. Not only is this a great option for food but also will ensure that there is never a dull moment in conversation as the view is always changing!

Show off your creative side

Impress your date with your creative side  or at least try something a little different together. Paint n’ Sip is exactly how it sounds… painting while enjoying a glass of wine. Plus, you will both leave with an artwork to commemorate the date.

Head to The Tannery

The Tannery is the perfect spot for a classic date. Begin with a movie (with cheese platter and wine) at the brewery, followed by a tasty pizza at The Brewery and then if the date is going well top it off with live music at Blue Smoke. So simple and all in one location!

Romantic punting

Date spots in the city would not be complete without the addition of punting. Imagine a private punt with blanket, glass of bubbles and your significant other. This experience will certainly score brownie points.

Explore the city

Christchurch is a city that is constantly changing. From laneways for a spot of shopping, contemporary buildings to check out and new cafes and bars to grab a bite to eat, to why not rediscover the city experience together. Keep up to date with new openings.

Blow them away!

Fancy something a little different on a date? How about trying blo-karting? Velocity Karts are easy to learn and full tuition is provided before you get behind the wheel… go on and embrace that nor-wester!

If you have blown your budget check out activities that are "Easy on the Pocket" - free ways to enjoy Christchurch.