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Must Do Summer Experiences In Ōtautahi Christchurch

Must Do Summer Experiences In Ōtautahi Christchurch

Ōtautahi is known for its spirit of fun and adventure and summer is the perfect time to get out there and experience all Christchurch has to offer.

Check out our top 8 must do summer experiences. 

Riverside Market

Taste The Flavour Of Riverside Market

Named one of the world’s best food markets.

Taste local flavours from around the Canterbury region at Riverside Market, recently named one of the top food markets in the world by The Australian.
Enjoy the long summer days as you dine or sip a local brew overlooking the Avon River.
A must do for any visitor itinerary.

Visit Riverside Market
Christchurch Adventure Park Zipline From Above

Zip Around Christchurch Adventure Park

Zipline At Christchurch Adventure Park

A dash of height and a bucketload of adrenalin awaits you at Christchurch Adventure Park – home to New Zealand’s longest and highest zipline. Take the chairlift to the top and get back to home base using four epic ziplines. The longest is over 1 kilometre long and ends at the park’s epic café, serving pizza and beers. So… why haven’t you done this yet?

Visit Christchurch Adventure Park
Christchurch Botanic Gardens Bridge

Picnic In Christchurch Botanic Gardens/Hagley Park

Visit one of New Zealand’s largest and oldest inner-city parks.

Rose gardens, playgrounds, cafes, native groves and woodland giants – bucket list destination this summer is a trip to Christchurch Botanic Gardens, a green gem in Christchurch’s urban crown.

Visit Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Christchurch New Regent Street Shops

Explore Colourful New Regent Street

New Zealand’s most colourful and beautiful street.

With its quirky and unique boutique stores, superb bars and restaurants, and entertainment hot spots – New Regent Street is a must visit destination!

Visit New Regent Street
Swimming With Hector's Dolphin

Swim Or Cruise With Dolphins

Head over the hill for a stunning day trip or overnight to Akaroa, and tick swimming with dolphins off your bucket list this summer with Black Cat Cruises! Or, if popping on a wetsuit is not your thing, head out on a cruise to view the Hector’s Dolphin with either Black Cat Cruises or Akaroa Dolphins – whichever way you choose, you won’t want to miss this experience of a lifetime.

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Soak At He Puna Taimoana - Hot Pools

Soak In Hot Pools By The Sea

Soak in stunning ocean views, while immersed in five luxurious He Puna Taimoana hot pools in New Brighton. Cool off with a dip in the plunge pool or step into the steam room and experience beachside views from the sauna for total relaxation. For the early-birds – the Sunrise Soak is an experience not-to-be-missed!

Visit He Puna Tai Moana - New Brighton Hot Pools
Christchurch Sumner Beach Balance

Hit The Beach

Summer is the best time to get out there and enjoy Ōtautahi's natural playground - and our beaches
are a great place to spend a day with the family. Choose from family-friendly Sumner or Scarborough or head north to Woodend or Waikuku Beach. With beaches up and down the coastline of the city, you’ll find the perfect beach to laze those summer days away!

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