At These 5 Christchurch Activities
Ōtautahi Christchurch is stacked with attractions and activities to get you, your kids, your grandma, everyone, out and about. From seaside hot pools and indoor exhibits, to up-close wildlife and hill-top lattes, your city is on show.
As a local you’re all set to check them out on the regular with tasty discounts and annual passes aimed at residents. Get out there and be a tourist in your own city – it won’t disappoint and will surprise you.
He Puna Taimoana
These New Brighton pools have been the hottest ticket in town since opening in mid-2020. The team at He Puna Taimoana value their Christchurch city regulars just as much as the out-of-towners. Grab a Resident Card to get a decent discount on every session. Apply for yours today with proof of residence.
Christchurch Tram and Gondola
With an annual pass in hand, it’s time to change your perspective on these tourism attractions. The Christchurch Tram is a cruisy way to get around town, and the Christchurch Gondola is your best access point to the Port Hills – and the kids love them both. You’re getting value for money once you’ve been on the tram and gondola just once, and it gets you a discount on punting. Activities sorted.
International Antarctic Centre
Our International Antarctic Centre is literally the coolest attraction in town, and joining their Ambassador Club gives you unlimited access for a year. It isn’t much more than buying a single entry ticket (single entry: $50, club membership: $70) and gets you discounts on food, retail and kids parties. Check out the penguins and experience an indoor Antarctic Storm.
Orana Wildlife Park
Orana Wildlife Park is an open range zoo, home to NZ’s only gorillas, and is one of our favourite Christchurch attractions. They’ve got a brand-new baby giraffe and a unique lion encounter worth a visit itself. Grab yourself an annual pass and you’ll pay it off within just three visits.
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
Christchurch Adventure Park
If a day out with the family involves a little more thrill in your household, then the Christchurch Adventure Park has you covered on all bases. Grab yourself a Chairlift – Annual Family Sightseer Pass which grants you unlimited sightseeing for two adults and two youth all year long for $200, or for those that like flying down hills at high speeds, there is the Annual Gold Pass, which gives you access to the mountain bike tracks all year around as well as discounts on food and retail products and 2x free day passes to bring a mate for $1099.