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Wellness Weekend In Christchurch

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A Wellness Weekend In Ōtautahi Christchurch

Christchurch is a city of balance and harmony, a place that cares about people, which makes it the perfect destination for the very best wellness experiences. In and amongst the comings and goings of our everyday lives, it’s important to take the time to travel for inspiration, rest and recovery.

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Hot Yoga For Every Body At Soul Studio

Soul Studio in Christchurch offers a variety of yoga classes for all levels in a peaceful and inviting atmosphere. Their experienced instructors help you relax, focus, and connect with your mind, body, and spirit.

Soul Studio
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Take A Moment For Some Self-Care And Pampering At Moss Spa

Moss Spa in Christchurch offers a wide range of indulgent treatments, including massages, facials, and body wraps, all designed to leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. With a serene atmosphere and attentive staff, it's the perfect place to escape daily life and pamper yourself.

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Try A Two Raw Sisters Cooking Workshop

Rosa and Margo of Two Raw Sisters (they actually are sisters) are all about creating an environment to learn new approaches to cooking and healthy lifestyles. You’ll leave their workshops at The Welder with a newfound appreciation for what ‘plant-based’ can mean in your life.


Cooking Workshop
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Soak Your Way To Happiness At He Puna Taimoana

Escape to these beachside saltwater hot pools and reap the benefits a good soak can provide; calm the nervous system, minimize inflammation and boost circulation. Not only are there five hot pools (all of varying temperatures), but you can also experience the cold plunge pool, steam room and sauna, all providing their own health benefits.

He Puna Taimoana
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Wander The Botanic Gardens, A Jewel In The Garden City’s Crown

No guide to a wellness weekend in Ōtautahi Christchurch would be complete without a mention of the Botanic Gardens. They are one of the city’s treasured green spaces and it’s easy to spend a meditative few hours wandering the many pockets and getting lost in the beauty of nature. Make sure you walk past Ilex Café and enjoy a moment of mindfulness with a coffee or treat from their very tempting cabinet.

Botanic Gardens
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Christchurch Adventure Park… Where Tranquillity And Adrenaline Meet

Found in the forest and valleys of Cashmere, there’s a recharging experience for every temperament at Christchurch Adventure Park. For the thrill seekers among you, this is your chance to try some of the best mountain biking trails in the country and zoom around on a zipline tour. If you prefer a gentler pace, no worries, the park still has plenty to offer you. You can enjoy the walking track which might get the heart rate up a little, but then you can relax and take in the scenery on a chairlift ride back down to the bottom.


Christchurch Adventure Park
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Views Along The Crater Rim Walkway

Head for the Port Hills, get active and enjoy spectacular views from the Crater Rim Walkway. This popular hike follows the arching rim of the extinct Lyttelton Volcano and provides scenic vistas of the city in one direction and the Banks Peninsula in the other. If you’re an avid tramper and have a whole day to spare you can tackle the entire 20km walk (and that’s just one way!), or if you just want to get the blood flowing and spend an hour or two exploring, there are many different sections you can pick from.

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Take To The Streets And Discover The City On Two Wheels

Grab a rental bike from Action Bicycle Club and create your own bike tour of Ōtautahi Christchurch. Make sure to ride by city icons like Hagley Park and The Arts Centre, and take advantage of the many dedicated cycleways. The rush of endorphins from cycling combined with the exploration of the central city, ensures both your mind and body are taken care of.


Action Bicycle Club